Class A-Advanced Wilmington scored three runs in the top of the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader at Myrtle Beach on Saturday, but it all went south from there.
The Pelicans rallied for a 4-3 win in the first game, then took the nightcap 7-2.
Raul Mondesi opened the first game with a single and Bubba Starling followed with a double that brought home Mondesi. Hunter Dozier’s single put runners on the corner and Zane Evans followed with an RBI single. After Johermyn Chavez was hit by a pitch, Jack Lopez’s RBI grounder made it 3-0.
Christian Binford gave it back in the bottom half as Myrtle Beach tied the game, then won it with a run in the fifth inning.
In the second game, starter Daniel Stumpf gave up four runs on nine hits in four innings with five strikeouts. Raul Mondesi had a hit in the night cap (and three for the day) before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Catcher Zane Evans and shortstop Jack Lopez each had two hits.Other games
• Nashville’sMike Fiers struck out 12 in eight innings and the Sounds won 5-1 at Class AAA Omaha. Storm Chasers starter P.J. Walters allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings with four strikeouts and one walk. Cory Wade gave up two runs in three innings. Second baseman Johnny Giavotella
had two hits for the Storm Chasers.
•Greg Billo allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits in four innings as Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 9-3 to Tulsa. Billo walked two and struck out three. Relievers Angel Baez (two innings, three runs) and Noel Arguelles (two innings, one run) also were touched up. Right fielder Jorge Bonifacio had two doubles, while center fielder Lane Adams, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert and DH Edinson Rincon
all had two hits.
• Third basemanMauricio Ramos had three hits, including two doubles, but Class A Lexington lost 5-2 at home to Augusta. Starter Jake Junis gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out one and his ERA rose to 2.12.