Burks delivers walk-off hit, Pelicans win eighth straight

pel-burksredCharcer Burks reached base five times and delivered the walk-off single in the 11th inning Saturday to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Mudcats at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

With Myrtle Beach (62-51, 26-17) and Carolina (44-69, 15-28) tied at three in the bottom of the eleventh, Bryant Flete beat out a grounder to second for an infield single against Mudcats reliever Ryan Lawlor (1-3). Ian Rice followed by lining a single to center to push Flete to second. After Jeffrey Baez bunted them to second and third, Lawlor intentionally walked Daniel Spingola to load the bases with one out. Jesse Hodges then pinch-hit and grounded into a 5-2 force out. With two outs and the bases loaded, Burks lined one over shortstop to win the game.

The Pelicans’ eight-game winning streak is their longest since 2015.

With the game scoreless in the top of the second, Pelicans starter Jeremy Null walked two of the first three batters before Sal Giardina drove home Braxton Davidson to make it 1-0 Carolina. The next batter was Tanner Murphy, who flew out to left to score Keith Curcio and make the score 2-0 Mudcats.

With the score the same in the fourth, Davidson and Isaias Tejeda both singled before a fielder’s choice moved Davidson to third. Murphy then delivered his second sacrifice fly in as many plate appearances, giving Carolina a 3-0 advantage.

Null responded with two subsequent scoreless innings, allowing three runs on four hits over six solid frames.

Down 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Yasiel Balaguert homered off Mudcats starter Andrew Thurman to get Myrtle Beach on the board. Thurman had retired 11 in a row before Balaguert’s deep fly.

With Carolina leading 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Myrtle Beach got a leadoff single from Erick Castillo before Burks drew a walk. Two batters later, David Bote lined a single to center that scored Castillo to pull the Pelicans to within 3-2.

With Mudcats reliever Zach Quintana pitching in the seventh, Baez singled with one out. Spingola followed and lined a double to the gap in left-center to score Baez and tie the game at three.

The Birds bullpen worked five shutout innings on the night. Daury Torrez put up zeroes in the seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively, while Ryan McNeil (1-1) held the Mudcats scoreless in the two extra innings.

Burks reached in five of his six plate appearances Saturday and has now been on base in eight of his last 13 tries. For the season, he is hitting .333/.464/.621 in 20 games against Carolina.

The Pelicans will go for the sweep and ninth straight win Sunday at 6:05 p.m.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Girls Hoops: CF rips net, Braves in Sand & Hoops

Girls Hoops: CF rips net, Braves in Sand & HoopsThe girls high school basketball season is only beginning, yet [more]

Saints step up to capture Bulldog Shootout crown

Saints step up to capture Bulldog Shootout crownThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team n [more]

Hoops: CF, Socastee, SJ win tournament openers

Hoops: CF, Socastee, SJ win tournament openersThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team needed a little [more]

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16

Coastal upsets Clemson, marches on to Sweet 16Martin Melchor scored two goals and had an assist while [more]

Beach United teams close fall season in Wilmington

Beach United teams close fall season in WilmingtonThe Beach United Football Club saw eight teams close out [more]

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meet

CAC swimmers dominate podium at regional meetPalmetto Aquatics (PALM) hosted the 2017 Thanksgiving Invite Meet on [more]

Coastal repeats as SBC champ, awaits NCAA foe

Coastal repeats as SBC champ, awaits NCAA foeThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team defeated #2 Texas State in [more]

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneys

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneysWinter might still be a month away, but the high [more]

Gamecocks net fifth place in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Gamecocks net fifth place in Puerto Rico Tip-OffSouth Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin claimed his 100th [more]

Cuthbertson's career-high 31 points lead Chants' win

Cuthbertson's career-high 31 points lead Chants' winZac Cuthbertson torched the nets for 31 points in leading [more]

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt win

Chants handle Vandals, score first Sun Belt winIdaho scored on the opening possession of the game but [more]

Saints open season with wins, reach tourney final

Saints open season with wins, reach tourney finalThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team opened [more]

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCW

CCU men fall to Vermont; Lady Chants blast UNCWZac Cuthbertson scored a game-high 23 points and had another [more]

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title game

Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team is making its second straight [more]

Chiefs stumble at Stags, suffer first loss of season

Chiefs stumble at Stags, suffer first loss of season North Myrtle Beach's record-setting season came to an end Friday [more]

Chants land in Bahamas with hot hand for hoops

Chants land in Bahamas with hot hand for hoopsFour players reached double digits for Coastal Carolina in the [more]

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in Conway

Gamecocks bounce back, blow out UTEP in ConwaySouth Carolina's debut in the Puerto Rico Classic at the [more]

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teams

Beach Ball Classic lineup has big names, top teamsThe 2017 Beach Ball Classic announced its schedule for the [more]

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face Clemson

Coastal shuts out Mercer, advances to face ClemsonFrantzdy Pierrot teamed up with Martin Melchor to give the [more]

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victory

Chants go west in quest for first Sun Belt victoryThe Coastal Carolina football team (1-9, 0-6 Sun Belt) will [more]

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-Off

Redbirds top Gamecocks in opener of PR Tip-OffThe South Carolina men's basketball team has home court of [more]

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point losses

CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point lossesJaylen Shaw scored 17 points, but it was not enough [more]

CCU nets honors, enters SBC tourney as top seed

CCU nets honors, enters SBC tourney as top seedThe Sun Belt Conference announced its final weekly volleyball awards [more]

Chants win Sun Belt title, face Mercer in NCAA tilt

Chants win Sun Belt title, face Mercer in NCAA tiltCoastal Carolina men's soccer team gathered in the athletics field [more]

Golf: SJ's White inks deal; CF's Spencer closes strong

Golf: SJ's White inks deal; CF's Spencer closes strongSt. James High golfer Jordan White made her first hole-in-one [more]

Girls Hoops: CF rips net, Braves in Sand & Hoops

Girls Hoops: CF rips net, Braves in Sand & HoopsThe girls high school basketball season is only beginning, yet [more]

Saints step up to capture Bulldog Shootout crown

Saints step up to capture Bulldog Shootout crownThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team n [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach