BUIES CREEK — The Down East Wood Ducks' skid has ended.

The Wood Ducks snapped an 11-game losing skid Monday with an 8-4 win over the Buies Creek Astros.

Right-hander Steven Bruce earned the win after he allowed just 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned, in seven innings. He struck out 1 and walked just 1.

An RBI-double by Ricky Valencia sparked a three-run second inning for the Woodies. Chuck Leblanc added a sacrifice fly and Josh Altmann scored on a passed ball in the inning. Ledarious Clark added a solo home run in the fourth for Down East (10-22, 45-57). Clark had an sac fly in the fifth inning to give the Wood Ducks a 5-2 lead over the Astros (20-12, 57-44).

On Sunday, Down East suffered its 11th straight loss with a 10-7 defeat.

The Woodies trailed 7-0 after three innings, but managed to tie the game in the seventh thanks to LeDarious Clark’s huge game. 

The outfielder had a game-tying, three-run homer in the seventh - his second homer of the game. Clark’s first blast in the fourth got the Wood Ducks on the board after a tough third inning. 

Buies Creek plated seven runs on five hits in the frame, highlighted by a Chuckie Robinson grand slam to swell the lead to seven. DEWD starter Sal Mendez still battled to complete five innings and only allowed one hit outside of the third inning. 

Clark’s first homer sparked a stretch of four straight innings producing a run for the Woodies. Alex Kowalczyk scored in the fifth on a wild pitch and he added an RBI single in the sixth along with Anderson Tejeda. 

A rally formed in the seventh after a pair of infield hits for Brendon Davis and Eric Jenkins. Clark blasted his homer on the first pitch he saw with two outs to tie it up. Meanwhile, David Lebron worked two perfect innings of relief with a strikeout to keep the Woodies in it. 

The comeback was not meant to be as Robinson hit another homer - a three-run shot to put the Astros ahead for good in the eighth. The loss marks the 11th straight defeat for the Wood Ducks continuing the longest losing streak in the team’s history.

The Wood Ducks open a six-game home stretch Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Lynchburg. The game Wednesday will start at 12:05 p.m.