Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Cooper’s gem leads Winston-Salem past Pelicans Field at Pelicans Ballpark Field at Pelicans Ballpark

Final score

Winston-Salem Dash 5, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2

Turning point

A Hunter Jones groundout became a comedy of errors for Myrtle Beach – beginning with a wild throw by Yasiel Balaguert to pitcher Daury Torrez, followed by Torrez’s errant throw to the plate – allowing a Winston-Salem runner to score, giving the Dash a two-run advantage. The Dash would add two more in the eight and put the game out of reach.

The man

Winston-Salem pitcher Matt Cooper went seven innings, giving up one run on five hits. He struck out a career-high nine batters in earning the win.

Decision takers

W– Matt Cooper (2-2) L– Zach Hedges (3-3)

By the numbers

0Walks issued by Winston-Salem pitcher Matt Cooper

5Hits by Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night

9Pelicans retired by way of strikeouts courtesy of Dash pitcher Matt Cooper

10Number of Pelicans left on base in Wednesday’s loss

Keeping records

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (16-15, 2nd Southern), Winston-Salem Dash (12-21)

Next up

Who: Winston-Salem Dash at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

When: 7:05 p.m., Thursday

Where: Field at Pelicans Ballpark

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