KINSTON, N.C. (July 14, 2018) - Bryan Hudson was brilliant for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Saturday night in a 4-1 win over the Down East Wood Ducks from Grainger Stadium.
Hudson (6-7) tied a season-best with six innings for the Pelicans (44-49, 10-13), only allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out three and walking two.
The unearned run came in the first inning when the Wood Ducks' (44-50, 9-15) LeDarius Clark, who reached on an error, scored on a double play.
The Pelicans roared back to take the lead in the top of the fourth inning. Aramis Ademan reached on a fielder's choice and Jhonny Pereda , who went 3-for-4, singled to put two aboard. Kevonte Mitchell banged a two-run double off of the left field wall to give the Birds a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the fifth, Roberto Caro walked, stole both second and third and then scored on an Ademan single. Ademan swiped second and then trotted home on an RBI single by Pereda, making it 4-1 Pelicans.
Tyler Peyton tossed three inning out of the bullpen, only allowing one hit for the Pelicans to pick up his seventh save.
The Pelicans continue their four-game series against Down East on Sunday with a 4:00 p.m. first pitch. RHP Tyson Miller (7-6, 3.62 ERA) starts for Myrtle Beach against Down East LHP Yohander Mendez (1-1, 3.24 ERA). Coverage begins at 3:45 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
The 2018 season is the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.
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. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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