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Mudcats End Losing Streak with 7-3 Victory

Carolina Offense Stifled in 6-1 Loss

September 10, 2022 – Carolina League (CarL)Carolina Mudcats News Release

MYRTLE BEACH – Jace Avina had two hits and drove in three runs, both Robert Moore and Eric Brown Jr. extended their hitting streaks, and Cam Wagoner struck out six over four and 2/3 while leading the Carolina Mudcats to a 7-3 losing streak snapping victory versus the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Saturday night at Pelicans Ballpark.


The Mudcats (34-30, 68-62) originally trailed 1-0 before scoring four times with four hits in the third against Myrtle Beach (31-33, 78-52) starter Nick Hull. That rally included a leadoff double from Branlyn Jaraba, a RBI double from Moore, a two-run double from Avina and a RBI single from Luis Castillo.

Avina struck again in the seventh with a RBI single while going 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored. Moore also scored again in the seventh after coming across on a bases loaded walk. Moore went 2-for-2 with two runs and three walks while extending his current hitting streak to eight straight games. Brown scored his second of two runs in the game in the ninth on a wild pitch while going 1-for-3 with two walks and extending his hitting streak to seven consecutive games.

Logan Henderson started worked into the third with just a run and three hits allowed. In all, Henderson walked three, struck out three while reaching 63 pitches (42 strikes) over two and 2/3 innings. Henderson left in the third with the bases loaded, but Leoni De La Cruz took over and stranded all three while stifling the Myrtle Beach rally. De La Cruz went on to work through an inning and a 1/3 with a run, one hit and one strikeout.

De La Cruz’s lone run allowed came in the fourth when he allowed a solo home run to Ethan Hearn. Hearn also homered against Wagoner (2-0) in the seventh while hitting two home runs.

Wagoner finished the game with four and 2/3 solid innings where he allowed just one run, scattered four hits and struck out six while picking up the victory. He also reached a career-high 68 pitches and totaled 50 strikes before leaving with two outs in the ninth. Trevor Tietz entered and finished the game with a strikeout while facing one batter and leaving one inherited runner on base.

Sunday’s series finale is both the last game of the current series and the final game of Carolina’s 2022 season.

HOME RUNS:

Myrtle Beach: Hearn 2 (12, 4th inning off De La Cruz, 0 on, 2 out, 7th inning off Wagoner, 0 on, 1 out).

TOP PERFORMERS – BATTERS:

Avina, RF (Carolina): 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 3…

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