Game 1 Final score
(At) Buies Creek Astros 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2
With the score tied at 2, Ronnie Dawson gave the Astros the lead on an RBI groundout and Buies Creek never looked back.
Myrtle Beach’s Jesse Hodges, who had a double and two RBIs.
Winner: Astros starter Abdiel Saldana (2-0), who allowed two runs on four hits and struck out four in five innings.
Loser: Pelicans starter Alec Mills (0-1), who allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out two in four innings.
By the numbers
1Innings in which Myrtle Beach scored
10Strikeouts by Astros pitchers
Myrtle Beach 71-63 (28-36 second half), Buies Creek 73-60 (36-27)
Myrtle Beach at Buies Creek, 7 p.m. Wednesday