KINSTON, N.C. (April 10, 2019) - The Down East Wood Ducks took an early lead and never looked back in a 7-0 Wednesday win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Grainger Stadium.
In the bottom of the second inning, Pelicans (1-6) starter Alex Lange (0-2), allowed a run on an infield single to Yonny Hernandez. Lange was ejected after 1.1 innings in the loss. Ryan Kellogg took over and allowed a sacrifice bunt for an RBI from the Woodies' (5-2) Eric Jenkins and a Ryan Dorow two-run double to make it 4-0. All runs were charged to Lange.
The Wood Ducks added on against Kellogg in the bottom of the sixth inning when Melvin Novoa singled home Diosbel Arias, making it 5-0.
Yanio Perez then crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the game out of reach at 7-0.
Tyler Phillips (1-0) was brilliant in his start for Down East, allowing just four hits over his seven innings while striking out four and not walking a batter.
Myrtle Beach heads back home next to take on the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in a four-game series on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. The series is the start of a seven-game homestand at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Birds will send LHP Bryan Hudson (0-0, 3.60) to the mound against Woodpeckers starter RHP Yohan Ramirez (0-1, 6.00). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MyrtleBeachPelicans.Com/Broadcast and the First Pitch App. Thursday is Thirsty Thursday, presented by Celebrations Nitelife, Axelrod & Associates and Gator 107.9 FM, with $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts, $2 16 oz. cans and $2 Duplan wine from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. After the game, fans can enjoy a Postgame Fireworks Extravaganza brought to you by East Coast Pyrotechnics.
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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