One team escapes disaster to force a final game five, the other team whimpered away without really flexing its muscle.
Carolina 5, Mississippi 6 in 13
This game was a seesaw affair from the word go. Mississippi got off to a 3-0 start in the bottom of the first on a Kala Ka'aihue 3-run homerun, but the Mudcats came right back when Kris Medlen surrendered a 3-run homerun. But that was the only only mistake Medlen would make as he held the Cats scoreless through seven innings while striking out 10 and leaving the game with the lead. Stephen Marek let the Cats tie it back up and Luis Valdez gave them the lead in the 11th, but Jordan Schafer wouldn't let it end and tied the game with a homerun in the bottom of the 11th. Game one game-winner J.C. Boscan came through once again in this game with the go-ahead walk-off single to send the series to its fifth and final game.
- K. Ka'aihue 3-6, HR (3), 3RBI, E
- J. Schafer 2-6, HR, 2R
- K. Medlen 7IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 10SO, HBP
Myrtle Beach 2, Potomac 8
Errgh! The powerful Pelicans went out with a whimper as Cole Rohrbough ran out of gas early, surrendering five runs in the first three innings. The Braves defense didn't do any better, allowing three unearned runs. This was an unfortunate end to such a good season by the Pelicans and all the great prospects on that team.
- E. Mejia 3-4, 2HR, 2RBI
- G. Hernandez 2-4, SB
- C. Kimbrel 2.1IP, 0H, 0BB, 3SO - nice bounce back