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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The offense of the Carolina Mudcats was held in check again Tuesday night, as the host Myrtle Beach Pelicans required just a run-scoring single from D.J. Wilson in the fifth inning to secure a 1-0 victory at TicketReturn.Com Field.
Carolina (45-37, 6-7 second half) loaded the bases in the sixth inning, but came away empty as reliever Enrique De Los Rios got Payton Henry to strike out to end the threat.
Nelson Hernandez worked through the sixth inning for the Mudcats and struck out five while allowing seven hits, but took the loss. Three of Hernandez’s five hits came in the fourth and led to Wilson’s single that plated Tyler Durna.
Ryan Kellogg tossed five innings for Myrtle Beach (28-52, 7-6 second half), giving up two hits and striking out a pair. Jesus Camargo worked the eighth and ninth innings, striking out two to secure his third save of the season.
Carolina, which dropped the second game of the series, will try to avoid the sweep in Wednesday’s series finale beginning at 7:05 p.m.
No Mudcat had more than one hit as Carolina was outhit by an 8-5 margin. Tristen Lutz doubled.