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Garcia comes through in clutch, Myrtle Beach Pelicans top Down East Wood Ducks

Myrtle Beach’s Robert Garcia drove in two runs Tuesday.
Myrtle Beach’s Robert Garcia drove in two runs Tuesday. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Game 1 Final score

(At) Myrtle Beach Pelicans 7, Down East Wood Ducks 3

Turning point

With Myrtle Beach trailing 3-2, Robert Garcia singled in a pair of runs in a three-run sixth inning as hte Pelicans took the lead for good.

Offensive star

Garcia, who went 2-for-4.

Decision takers

Winner: Pelicans reliever Dakota Mekkes (5-1), who allowed one run on no hits and struck out one in two innings.

Loser: Wood Ducks starter Wes Benjamin (8-7), who allowed five runs on nine hits and struck out three in 5 1/3 innings.

By the numbers

2Extra-base hits by Down East

8Strikeouts by Pelicans pitchers

14Hits by Myrtle Beach

Keeping record

Down East 53-74 (29-29), Myrtle Beach 69-59 (26-32)

On deck

Down East Wood Ducks at Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports

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