Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 0-2 vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (exhibition game)
Minor league baseball is officially back, but the only team to play yesterday was the Charleston RiverDogs. For some reason, their first game of the season was an exhibition game, and the RiverDogs really struggled to get anything going at the plate. Luckily the game didn't count for anything. The Pelicans took a no-hitter all the way into the eighth inning before second baseman Thairo Estrada came in as a pinch hitter and doubled off of Tommy Thorpe. Second baseman Hoy Jun Park and left fielder Kendall Coleman also reached base via walk (or it might have been Kyle Holder and Jeff Hendrix who reached base via walk as the box score and Charleston recap completely contradict each other).
On the pitching side of things, Brody Koerner started the game for the RiverDogs and gave up one run on three hits through four innings pitched. He also walked a batter and notched two strikeouts. Simon De la Rosa picked up three strikeouts over three innings, while allowing a run to score. The third and final pitcher of the night was Cody Carroll, and he pitched two scoreless innings without giving up a hit.
Weather permitting, the Scranton/WilkesBarre RailRiders, Trenton Thunder, Tampa Yankees and Charleston RiverDogs are all set to play today, so check back tomorrow for a lengthier recap featuring those results.