Birds eek out run in extras to win 1-0

Myrtle Beach records league-leading 16th shutout

Roberto Caro racked up three hits, including the game-winner, in the Pelicans' 1-0 win in 10 innings over the Astros on Wednesday night. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Joey Liberatore / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | August 30, 2017 8:38 PM

LILLINGTON, N.C. (August 30, 2017) - Roberto Caro's extra-inning RBI single Wednesday lifted the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 1-0 win over the Buies Creek Astros at Jim Perry Stadium.

With the contest scoreless in the top of the 10th inning, Myrtle Beach (72-63, 29-36) constructed a two-out rally against Buies Creek (73-61, 36-28) reliever Erasmo Pinales (1-2). Connor Myers drew a two-out walk before advancing to second with a stolen base. Caro ripped his third hit of the contest into right field, scoring Myers to give the Birds a 1-0 lead. 

Pedro Araujo (6-1) tossed a scoreless ninth and 10th inning to pick up his sixth win of the season. Oscar De La Cruz started the contest for the Pelicans, and the right-hander struck out four batters over 3.1 scoreless frames. 

Kyle Miller entered the contest with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning before wiggling out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. After a leadoff walk was issued to Jake Rogers, Randy Cesar and Carmen Benedetti both singled to load the bases with nobody out. However, Miller struck out the next three batters to retire the side in the sixth. 

Dakota Mekkes pitched two scoreless innings to bridge to Araujo.

Brett Adcock started the contest for Buies Creek. The left-hander struck out five batters over six shutout innings. 

Myrtle Beach's one through six hitters in the order went a combined 0-for-24 in the win.

Myrtle Beach and Buies Creek will play the finale of their three-game set with an 11 a.m. first pitch on Thursday. The Birds will send RHP Mike Rucker (4-5, 2.47 ERA) to the mound to oppose LHP Ryan Hartman (2-5, 4.06 ERA). Coverage will begin at 10:45 a.m. on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com, TuneIn and the MiLB First Pitch app. 

The 2017 season is the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail info@myrtlebeachpelicans.com, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com

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