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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Carolina Mudcats held a 2-1 lead entering the bottom of the eighth inning, but a two-run homer from D.J. Wilson gave the host Myrtle Beach Pelicans the lead en route to the completion of a Single-A Carolina League sweep Wednesday night with a 4-2 victory at TicketReturn.Com Field.
Carolina (45-38, 6-8 second half), which lost its fourth straight game, trailed 1-0 before tying matters in the sixth. In the eighth, Mario Feliciano roped a two-out double to give the Mudcats the lead. But the Pelicans plated three runs in the eighth off Carolina reliever Matt Hardy, who suffered his first loss in eight decisions. Two came off Wilson’s homer, while Myrtle Beach tacked on the final run on Tyler Durna’s run-scoring single.
Erling Moreno won in relief for Myrtle Beach (29-52, 8-6 second half), working the eighth inning. Garrett Kelly tossed the ninth for his fourth save of the season. Tristen Lutz drove home a run in the sixth for Carolina, tying the game at 1 before Feliciano’s double.
Feliciano finished 3 for 4 with his eighth-inning double. For Carolina, Noah Zavolas started and worked seven innings and allowed four hits, striking out six and walking two without getting a decision.
The Mudcats will begin a series against the Frederick Keys on Thursday at Five County Stadium.