Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Winston-Salem’s Hansen stifles Pelicans, leads Dash to win

Myrtle Beach pitcher Mike Rucker struck out nine in six innings of work on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Pelicans to a win.
Myrtle Beach pitcher Mike Rucker struck out nine in six innings of work on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Pelicans to a win. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Final score

Winston-Salem Dash 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1

Turning point

With the score tied 1-all, a double steal by Winston-Salem earned the desired result. After Jameson Fisher swiped third base, a throwing error by catcher P.J. Higgins allowing him to score. The Dash would add to their tally moments later, a Louis Silverio base hit bringing in first baseman Matt Rose.

Offensive star

In a losing effort, Myrtle Beach designated hitter Tyler Alamo was 2-for-4 with an RBI on the night.

Decision takers

Winner: Alec Hansen (3-5) picked up the win for Winston-Salem, going seven innings and giving up one run on three hits. He struck out 11 Myrtle Beach batters.

Loser: Mike Rucker (4-4) pitched six innings, ceding three runs — two earned — on five hits. He struck out nine Winston-Salem hitters in a losing effort.

By the numbers

3 Hits credited to Myrtle Beach on Wednesday.

5 Current Winston-Salem Dash second baseman and former Pelicans fan favorite Bryant Flete was ejected in the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game.

14 Batters struck out by Winston-Salem pitchers on Wednesday night.

Keeping record

Myrtle Beach is 21-32 after the Carolina League All-Star break, last in the circuit’s Southern Division. Winston-Salem is 25-28 in the season’s second half.

On deck

Myrtle Beach and Winston-Salem meet for the final time this season Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Joe L. Hughes II: 843-444-1702, @JoeLHughesII

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