Myrtle Beach 15 @ Carolina 6
June 12, 2022 | Venue : Five County Stadium | First pitch : 1:02 PM | Att : 1,722 | T : 2:51
MB: 5 0 5 0 0 0 3 2 0 15 14 0
CAR: 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 7 5
WP: Tyler Schlaffer (2 - 3) LP: Jeferson Figueroa (0 - 3)
ZEBULON – Eduardo Garcia and Hedbert Perez hit solo home runs over the first and second, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans scored 10 runs over the first three innings and got a 4-for-6, two homer and eight RBI day from Kevin Alcantara while defeating the Carolina Mudcats 15-6 on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium.
Alcantara finished a double shy of the cycle while going 4-for-6 with a two-run triple in the first, a single in the second, and three-run home runs in the third and seventh innings. His two-run triple accounted for the first two of five total Myrtle Beach (40-17) runs in the first, while his first of his two three-run home runs accounted for the final three runs of five total runs in the third.
The Mudcats (30-27) committed three errors while allowing four unearned runs and five total runs in the first. They came back with Garcia’s home run in the last of the first and a solo homer from Perez in the second, but ended up allowing five more runs in the third while seeing the Pelicans jump out to a 10-2 lead.
Jeferson Figueroa started and failed to escape the first after being removed from the game after reaching the 35-pitch limit. Figueroa (0-3) walked the first two batters he faced and walked three overall while allowing four unearned runs and five total on two hits.
Brannon Jordan followed and went on to finish the first with one of two inherited runners allowed to score. Jordan later returned for the second and third, but left in the third after walking a batter and committing a throwing error on a bunt back to the mound. Jakob Brustoski would then be brought in for the rest of the third where he went on to allow two inherited runners to score, and three more runs of his own after giving up Alcantara’s first home run.
The Pelicans led 10-2 through the sixth before taking a 13-2 lead with Alcantara’s second homer of the game in the seventh. That home run was a three-run blast that was hit off Miguel Segura who had entered for Brustoski in the fourth. Segura first tossed three scoreless frames before allowing three on Alcantara’s homer in the seventh and two more in the eighth. In all, Segura gave up five runs on five hits over five innings. Karlos Morales pitched the ninth and held the Pelicans scoreless while striking out one and giving up two hits.
Tyler Schlaffer started and earned the win for the Pelicans after working through five innings with two runs on three hits. Both runs scored on the Garcia and Perez homers, but Schlaffer (2-3) worked around those while striking out seven and walking one in the victory.
Relievers Jose Miguel Gonzalez and Johzan Oquendo followed Schlaffer with Gonzalez (H, 1) allowing one run over three innings and Oquendo giving up three runs in the ninth. Jesus Chirinos has a RBI single off Gonzalez in the eighth. Perez and Jheremy Vargas both had run-scoring hits off Oquendo in the ninth for the Mudcats.
The Pelicans won the first and final three games of the six-game set while taking the series 4-2. The loss, combined with a Lynchburg Hillcats victory over the Fredericksburg Nationals on the same day dropped the Mudcats into a three-way tie for first in the Carolina League North first half standings.
Myrtle Beach: Alcantara 2 (9, 3rd inning off Brustoski, 2 on, 2 out, 7th inning off Segura, 2 on, 2 out).
Carolina: Garcia, E (5, 1st inning off Schlaffer, 0 on, 0 out); Perez (7, 2nd inning off Schlaffer, 0 on, 1 out).
TOP PERFORMERS - BATTERS:
Perez, CF (Carolina): 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Garcia, E, SS (Carolina): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Vargas, 3B (Carolina): 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI
Alcantara, CF (Myrtle Beach): 4-for-6, 3 R, 1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI
Pagan, LF-CF (Myrtle Beach): 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Made, SS (Myrtle Beach): 1-for-2, 3 R
Stevens, DH (Myrtle Beach): 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B
TOP PERFORMERS - PITCHERS:
Jordan (Carolina): 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
Morales (Carolina): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
Schlaffer (W, 2-3) (Myrtle Beach): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
Gonzalez, J (H, 1) (Myrtle Beach): 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Pelicans 1st (Pelicans 5, Mudcats 0) -- Ezequiel Pagan walks. Ezequiel Pagan caught stealing 2nd base, Jeferson Quero to Zack Raabe. Kevin Made walks. James Triantos reaches on fielding error by Jheremy Vargas, Kevin Made to 3rd; James Triantos to 2nd. Kevin Alcantara triples to right field, Kevin Made scores; James Triantos scores. BJ Murray Jr. reaches on fielding error by Jesus Chirinos, Kevin Alcantara scores; BJ Murray Jr. to 2nd. Jacob Wetzel reaches on fielding error by Eduardo Garcia, BJ Murray Jr. to 3rd. Wild pitch by Jeferson Figueroa, BJ Murray Jr. scores; Jacob Wetzel to 2nd. Felix Stevens flies out to Oswal Leones. Reginald Preciado walks. Pitcher Change: Brannon Jordan replaces Jeferson Figueroa. Malcom Quintero walks, Jacob Wetzel to 3rd; Reginald Preciado to 2nd. Ezequiel Pagan singles to shallow left field, Jacob Wetzel scores; Reginald Preciado out at home, Jheremy Vargas to Jeferson Quero, Malcom Quintero to 2nd.
(5 Runs, 2 Hits, 3 Errors, 2 LOB)
Mudcats 1st (Pelicans 5, Mudcats 1) -- Eduardo Garcia hits a home run to right field on a 1-1 pitch. Jackson Chourio grounds out, Kevin Made to BJ Murray Jr. Jeferson Quero strikes out swinging. Jesus Chirinos strikes out swinging.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)
Mudcats 2nd (Pelicans 5, Mudcats 2) -- Oswal Leones grounds out, James Triantos to BJ Murray Jr. Hedbert Perez hits a home run to right field on a 2-0 pitch. Hendry Mendez singles to left field. Zack Raabe walks, Hendry Mendez to 2nd. Jheremy Vargas strikes out swinging. Eduardo Garcia grounds out, James Triantos to BJ Murray Jr.
(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB)
Pelicans 3rd (Pelicans 10, Mudcats 2) -- Felix Stevens walks. Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Juan Mora replaces Reginald Preciado. Juan Mora bunt singles to shallow left field, Juan Mora to 2nd; throwing error by Brannon Jordan. Pitcher Change: Jakob Brustoski replaces Brannon Jordan. Malcom Quintero strikes out swinging. Wild pitch by Jakob Brustoski, Felix Stevens scores; Juan Mora to 3rd. Ezequiel Pagan singles to center field, Juan Mora scores. Wild pitch by Jakob Brustoski, Ezequiel Pagan to 2nd. Kevin Made walks. James Triantos strikes out swinging. Kevin Alcantara hits a home run to left-center field on a 0-1 pitch, Ezequiel Pagan scores; Kevin Made scores. BJ Murray Jr. grounds out, Eduardo Garcia to Jesus Chirinos.
(5 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Errors, 0 LOB)
Pelicans 7th (Pelicans 13, Mudcats 2) -- Defensive Substitution: Luis Silva replaces catcher Jeferson Quero, batting 3rd, playing catcher. Malcom Quintero grounds out, Miguel Segura to Jesus Chirinos. Ezequiel Pagan walks. Kevin Made singles to right field, Ezequiel Pagan to 2nd. James Triantos flies out to Oswal Leones. Kevin Alcantara hits a home run to left-center field on a 1-1 pitch, Ezequiel Pagan scores; Kevin Made scores. BJ Murray Jr. grounds out, Miguel Segura to Jesus Chirinos.
(3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)
Pelicans 8th (Pelicans 15, Mudcats 2) -- Jacob Wetzel singles to center field. Felix Stevens doubles to center field, Jacob Wetzel to 3rd. Juan Mora out on a sacrifice fly to Hendry Mendez, Jacob Wetzel scores; Felix Stevens to 3rd. Malcom Quintero out on a sacrifice fly to Hendry Mendez, Felix Stevens scores. Ezequiel Pagan pops out to Zack Raabe.
(2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)
Mudcats 8th (Pelicans 15, Mudcats 3) -- Defensive Substitution: Josue Huma replaces shortstop Kevin Made, batting 2nd, playing shortstop. Jheremy Vargas walks. Eduardo Garcia walks, Jheremy Vargas to 2nd. Jackson Chourio grounds into a force out, Josue Huma to Juan Mora, Jheremy Vargas to 3rd; Eduardo Garcia out at 2nd. Luis Silva strikes out swinging. Jesus Chirinos singles to right field, Jheremy Vargas scores; Jesus Chirinos out at 2nd on the throw, Jacob Wetzel to Josue Huma, Jackson Chourio to 3rd.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)
Mudcats 9th (Pelicans 15, Mudcats 6) -- Defensive switch from left field to center field for Ezequiel Pagan. Frank Hernandez remains in the game as the left fielder. Defensive Substitution: Wally Soto replaces catcher Malcom Quintero, batting 9th, playing catcher. Pitcher Change: Johzan Oquendo replaces Jose Miguel Gonzalez. Oswal Leones walks. Hedbert Perez doubles to right-center field, Oswal Leones scores. Hendry Mendez walks. Zack Raabe strikes out swinging. Wild pitch by Johzan Oquendo, Hedbert Perez to 3rd; Hendry Mendez to 2nd. Jheremy Vargas singles to right field, Hedbert Perez scores; Hendry Mendez scores. Eduardo Garcia struck out looking.
(3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)