The Carolina Mudcats earned an extra-inning win against the Winston-Salem Dash 5-2 at Five County Stadium Thursday night.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mudcats and gave the team its first walk-off home run of the season. The teams traded runs throughout regulation until a three-run inning for the Mudcats in the 14th.
Cody Anderson started for Carolina and delivered seven innings with five hits, two runs, and five strikeouts. Owen Dew (3-5) earned the win with three scoreless frames, two hits, and one strikeout. Jason Van Skike (3-3) took the loss.
Winston-Salem and Carolina traded off runs—never both scoring in the same inning. The Dash scored first in the top of the second with doubles from Jeremy Farrell and Josh Richmond.
Carolina couldn't get past second in the next two innings, but got on the board with home run from third baseman Paddy Matera in the bottom of the fourth.
A hitless fifth inning gave way to a tough top of the sixth for the Mudcats defense. An...