Mudcats give up major runs over last three, lose 12-3
Winston-Salem, NC – The Winston-Salem Dash revved up the running game, and scored eight runs over the final three innings to pull away for a 12-3 victory on Monday night at BB&T Ballpark.
Winston-Salem (16-15, 60-40) kicked the offense in gear by stealing five bases against Carolina (17-14, 49-52). The Mudcats have allowed a total of 11 pilfered bases in two games. The inability to stop the running game led to chaos as the Dash pounded out 15 hits, six for extra bases.
Steve McCray (5-2) pitched a strong outing for the Dash. The right-hander held the Mudcats to three runs on five hits over seven innings.
Francisco Jimenez (8-7) was touched up for four runs on six hits over six frames.
The Dash scored three in the fourth to take a one run lead. They added a three spot in the seventh, and plated five in the eighth against reliever Rob Nixon to put the game away.
The Mudcats took an early 2-0 lead on a sacrifice-fly to left by Bo Greenwell and a mammoth, solo home run to right field by Carlos Moncrief. It was his team-leading 14th of the season.
Carolina continues their four-game series at Winston-Salem on Tuesday night. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. The Mudcats return home July 31 to host Myrtle Beach for three games.