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Big innings carry Carolina Mudcats past Myrtle Beach

A three-run sixth and five-run seventh propelled the Carolina Mudcats past the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 10-2 in Thursday’s Class A Carolina League series finale at Five County Stadium.

With the score deadlocked at two, Joey Meneses and Jordan Edgerton each singled off Myrtle Beach starter Jeremy Null (1-1) to begin the sixth. Braxton Davidson followed with an RBI double to give Carolina (18-27) the lead, but the Mudcats weren’t done. A sacrifice fly by Reed Harper made it 4-2, and two batters later, Ryan Gebhardt legged out an infield single to plate Davidson and give Carolina a 5-2 advantage.

The Mudcats would add to that in the seventh. A double, hit-by-pitch and walk loaded the bases with nobody out. Three straight singles off reliever Daniel Lewis plated three more runs. Consecutive sacrifice flies then plated two more to make it 10-2.

The Pelicans (26-20) had pulled even in the fourth. With two outs, Ian Happ walked before Yasiel Balaguert singled. A wild pitch moved both runners up before Jason Vosler lashed a two-run single.

Carolina starter Matt Withrow (1-4) yielded just two runs in six innings for the win.

Thursday’s box score

Myrtle Beach

ab

r

h

bi

Crawford, CF

4

0

0

0

Torres, SS

3

0

0

0

Happ, DH

2

1

0

0

Balaguert, 1B

4

1

1

0

Vosler, 3B

4

0

2

2

Baez, RF

4

0

0

0

Lockhart, 2B

4

0

1

0

Amaya, C

4

0

0

0

Burks, LF

1

0

0

0

Totals

30

2

4

2

Carolina

ab

r

h

bi

Gaylor, CF

5

0

1

0

Curcio, LF

4

2

2

0

Odom, C

4

2

1

0

Meneses, 1B

3

2

2

1

Edgerton, 3B

4

2

3

1

Davidson, RF

4

2

2

3

Harper, SS

3

0

1

2

Murphy, DH

3

0

0

1

Gebhardt, 2B

3

0

2

2

Totals

33

10

14

10

Myrtle Beach

000

200

000

2

4

0

Carolina

200

003

50X

10

14

2

E — Harper. DP–Carolina 2. LOB–Myrtle Beach 6; Carolina 8. 2B–Vosler; Gebhardt; Davidson; Curcio. 3B–Gaylor. SF–Davidson; Harper; Murphy; Gebhardt. SB–Crawford. CS—Happ (2); Gaylor (4).

Myrtle Beach IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Null (L, 1-1)

5 2/3

10

5

4

1

1

Lewis

1

4

5

5

1

1

Maples

1

0

0

0

2

0

McNeil

 1/3

0

0

0

0

0

Carolina IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Withrow (W, 2-4)

6

2

2

2

3

8

Minter

1 1/3

0

0

0

2

1

Lewis

1 2/3

2

0

0

0

1

WP-Maples; Withrow. HBP-Odom.

T-2:56. A-2,936.

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