Wood Ducks and Mudcats Split Doubleheader
KINSTON, NC - The second doubleheader of the season for the Wood Ducks ended in a split with the Mudcats. It was a tale of opposites with the pitching staff allowing seven runs in game one, followed by a one-hit shutout in game two.Between the contest, the Woodies hit three
KINSTON, NC - The second doubleheader of the season for the Wood Ducks ended in a split with the Mudcats. It was a tale of opposites with the pitching staff allowing seven runs in game one, followed by a one-hit shutout in game two.
Between the contest, the Woodies hit three home runs, including back-to-back homers in game two from
GAME ONE: Mudcats 7, Wood Ducks 2
Carolina would get on the board in the third thanks to an RBI double from
The fifth inning began with each of the first three hitters reaching safely to load the bases against Martinez. A single by
Later, in the sixth, the Wood Ducks got on the board thanks to a Ledarious Clark two-run home run - his fourth of the season.
Game one's loss again halted the Woodies' winning streak at two games. The club is still waiting on its first three-game winning streak since games three through five at the start of the season.
GAME TWO: Wood Ducks 4, Mudcats 0
The finale of the doubleheader took a complete 180º from game one on the mound.
Down East's offense arrived in the second inning when O'Neill knocked a single into right-center and promptly stole second base during Altmann's at-bat. Josh would rip a single up the middle to score O'Neill and allow the Woodies to score first, 1-0.
The duo would reconnect in the fourth inning when they took Carolina starter Marcos Diplán yard on back-to-back pitches. O'Neill extended his team lead in home runs with seven, while it was Altmann's sixth.
Davis was done after four innings, and
Clark added one more in the sixth inning on a Clark sacrifice fly to score
As a point of emphasis for the strong pitching performance the Wood Ducks received: Davis and Feigl combined to face 25 batters, delivering a first-pitch strike to 23 of them.
Thursday's first-half series finale serves as a rubber match in the series at Grainger Stadium. The Wood Ducks (18-28) will throw left-hander
First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at $1 Beer Night presented by Bud Light. You can listen to every pitch of the 2017 season live on. Sports/Talk 960 The Bull or streamed on the TuneIn Radio app.