MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 24, 2018) - In a wild ending on Friday night, the Down East Wood Ducks won 2-1 in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Grainger Stadium.Alex Kowalczyk began the 10th inning on second base for the Wood Ducks
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 24, 2018) - In a wild ending on Friday night, the Down East Wood Ducks won 2-1 in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Grainger Stadium.
Alex Kowalczyk began the 10th inning on second base for the Wood Ducks (57-73, 22-38) against Pelicans (58-72, 24-36) reliever Manuel Rondon (1-4). After Leody Taveras put down a bunt, an error scored Kowalczyk to give the Woodies a 2-1 win.
Jairo Beras (3-2) took home the win with a scoreless top of the 10th inning.
After Anderson Tejeda's solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Down East a 1-0 lead, Christian Donahue crushed a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth inning. It was his second home run in his first three starts with the Pelicans.
In a no-decision, Cory Abbott threw five shutout innings for the Pelicans in his start, striking out eight.
The Pelicans and Down East continue their three-game series at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Myrtle Beach will send LHP Bryan Hudson (6-10, 4.43 ERA) to the mound against Down East RHP Jason Bahr (1-3, 5.61 ERA). Coverage starts at 5:45 p.m. on 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.
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