The Wood Ducks got a 4-3 walk-off win in extra innings Monday against the Winston-Salem Dash in the team’s inaugural home opener.
The Dash scored first, pushing across a run in the top of the 3rd, and the Woodies answered later in the inning with an Eduard Pinto RBI to score Luis La O. Two more runs crossed in the 5th when Pinto reached base on an error to give Down East a 3-1 lead they held until the 8th inning, when Winston-Salem tied it up on a two-out double.
Neither team scored in the 9th, sending the first Carolina League at Grainger Stadium since 2011 into extra innings.
Reliever Ricardo Rodriguez pitched his way through a bases-loaded jam, coaxing a double-play ball out of the Dash to harmlessly end the top of the 10th.
Josh Altmann doubled with one out and scored when La O reached on a throwing error at first base.
The Wood Ducks (4-1) will host the Dash (0-5) Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m.