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Big innings help Wood Ducks ease by Myrtle Beach

Down East scores eight in the eighth to cap a 16-0 win
Jose Paulino threw 2.2 scoreless innings on Saturday night out of the bullpen for the Pelicans. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
August 25, 2018

KINSTON, N.C. (August 25, 2018) - The Down East Wood Ducks pummeled the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 16-0 on Saturday from Grainger Stadium. The Wood Ducks (58-73, 23-38) found the scoreboard in the first against Pelicans (58-73, 24-37) starter Bryan Hudson (6-11). With the bases loaded and one out, Yanio Perez drew a

KINSTON, N.C. (August 25, 2018) - The Down East Wood Ducks pummeled the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 16-0 on Saturday from Grainger Stadium. 
The Wood Ducks (58-73, 23-38) found the scoreboard in the first against Pelicans (58-73, 24-37) starter Bryan Hudson (6-11). With the bases loaded and one out, Yanio Perez drew a walk to make it 1-0. Ricky Valencia then chipped in with a sacrifice fly and Alex Kowalczyk smacked an RBI single to right, making it 3-0 after an inning. 

The Woodies added on in the fifth. After LeDarious Clark scored on an error, Andretty Cordero crushed a two-run home run to left to give Down East a 6-0 lead. Kowalczyk then whacked a two-run shot of his own to make it 8-0 Down East. 
Eight more runs crossed for the Woodies in the eighth. Cordero ripped a two-run double, Josh Altmann picked up a bases-loaded walk, Leody Taveras knocked two with a single and Anderson Tejeda worked another walk with the bags loaded to make it 16-0. 
Jason Bahr (2-3) threw six scoreless innings for Down East to earn the win. Kaleb Fontenot tossed three more shutout innings to capture his first save on the season. 
Jhonny Pereda , Jared Young and Roberto Caro all singled for the Pelicans in the loss.
The Pelicans and Down East conclude their three-game series at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Myrtle Beach will send RHP Erich Uelmen (3-3, 5.00 ERA) to the mound against Down East LHP Tyler Thomas (0-0, 1.13 ERA). Coverage starts at 1:45 p.m. on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn. 
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