Winston-Salem’s Wagner helps Dash steal win from Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to the Winston-Salem Dash 8-2 on Friday night at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem.

Dash second baseman Dan Wagner stole five bases in the game. The Dash, the first half Southern Division champions, enhances their second half lead in the division to three games.

Wagner stole second three times and second twice. He stole second and third in the third and sixth and scored three runs total. It was a very odd stat night for the starters, Luke Jackson for the Pelicans and Justin Callop for the Dash. Jackson started off the game as impressive as possible. He struck out the side in the first three innings until getting hit around in the fourth for three runs. Callop on the other hand, pitched six innings but only struck out one Pelican batter.

The Dash started out the scoring in the second with an RBI single by Cyle Hankerd, scoring Dan Black who doubled earlier in the inning. Hanser Alberto drove in Jeremy Williams in the top of the third to tie the game up but that would not last long. Dan Wagner scored the first of his runs on a Michael Earley single. The Dash then broke it open in the fourth for three runs. A double and a triple but David Herbek and Kennyn Walker scored Hankerd and Herbek. Later in the inning, Marcus Semien drove in Wagner who reached on a fielder’s choice.

The Pelicans added their final run in the sixth on a Brett Nicholas double but the Dash increased the lead even more in the bottom of the inning. RBI by Wagner, Semien and Black put the Winston up 8-2, which would be the final.

The Pelicans try to even up the series on Saturday night at 7PM as the two teams faceoff for game two. The Pelicans will send Nick McBride to the mound to take on Stephen McCray of the Dash.

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