Wilmington Blue Rocks 3, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 1
An Alfredo Escalera RBI groundout in the first inning and a Luis Villegas RBI single in the second gave Wilmington a two-run lead, which proved to be enough as the Blue Rocks held on to win.
Pelicans starter Jake Stinnett, who made a quality start but received his first loss of the year. He struck out four and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk in seven innings.
He said it
We didn’t swing the bats very good; we had only three hits. I thought we had a great chance in the sixth when we had bases loaded, nobody out but only got one out of it. We had a couple of other scoring opportunities, but couldn’t do anything with [them]. We just need to swing the bats better; one run and three hits isn’t going to get it done. As a group, we have to start swinging the bats better. We had some baserunners, but you have to get some hits with the baserunners.Overall, after the first couple of innings I thought Stinnett got better. [Reliever Daury] Torrez threw the ball really well and they [both] gave us a good chance, but the damage was already done.
W–Josh Staumont (1-4, 5.06 ERA); L–Stinnett (4-1, 3.09); SV–Luis Rico (1)
By the numbers
2:39Time it took to finish Friday’s game
3Hits by the Pelicans
6Batters Torrez faced and retired in order
7Strikeouts recorded by Wilmington pitching
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (26-21, 2nd Southern), Wilmington Blue Rocks (15-31, 4th Northern)
Who: Wilmington Blue Rocks at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Where: TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
When: 5:05 p.m. Saturday
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