Beck’s perfect night at plate powers Pelicans to victory

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (60-41, 20-12) led wire-to-wire Thursday in a 6-2 triumph against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium.

Nick Martinez earned his league-leading ninth win for the Pelicans who are 2-3 on the current seven-game road trip.

Preston Beck went 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs to pace the Pelicans 10-hit attack. All nine Pelicans starters reached base and eight of nine recorded at least one hit. In addition, the Birds benefited from 10 BlueRocks walks, including six from erratic reliever Tyler Sample.

Martinez (9-6) went five scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to go along with two walks and seven strikeouts. John Lamb (4-10) took the loss for Wilmington, surrendering three earned runs on six hits over five innings. Francisco Mendoza recorded the final five outs of the game and earned his seventh save in eight tries.

The Pelicans built a 5-0 lead after six innings. The Birds manufactured a pair of early runs – Trever Adams hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning and Chris Grayson did the same in the second. Beck made it 3-0 with an RBI base hit in the fourth inning. The Pelicans struck for two runs in the sixth inning – Jake Skole added and RBI single and Beck capped the rally with an RBI two-bagger.

Wilmington’s Jorge Bonifacio hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to cut the Pelicans lead to three. Josh McElwee surrendered the long ball but turned in 2.1 innings of two-run, two-hit baseball.

Rougned Odor had an infield single in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.

The Pelicans and BlueRocks play the third game of the four-game series tomorrow night at Frawley Stadium. Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (7-3, 3.55) will be opposed by righty Kyle Smith (5-4, 2.74). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning at 6:50.

The first-half champion Pelicans return home on Monday, July 29, to take on the Winston-Salem Dash at  TicketReturn.com  Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

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