Clifton’s 10K performance propels Pelicans past Dash

pel-10kTrevor Clifton struck out a career-high 10 in six shutout innings and Jason Vosler went 2-for-3 with a home run as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Winston-Salem Dash 3-0 Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Clifton’s (1-3) ten strikeouts were season-high for the Myrtle Beach (16-14) staff. He allowed only four hits and did not walk a batter.

The Pelicans struck out 15 as a team, which was also a season-high. Tommy Thorpe struck out three and James Farris added two. Farris earned a four-out save, his sixth save of the season.

Dash (12-22) starter Thad Lowry (1-3) retired the first four batters of his outing on just nine pitches. But with one out and nobody on in the second, Jason Vosler crushed a solo home run, the first to leave the ballpark to right field this season.

With the score still 1-0 Pelicans in the seventh, Vosler led off the inning by ripping a double to the wall in right-center. After Gioskar Amaya bunted him to third, Daniel Lockhart flew out deep to center to score Vosler and make it 2-0 Myrtle Beach.

Lowry wound up giving up just those two runs on four hits over seven good innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

With reliever Colin Kleven on in the eighth, Charcer Burks walked before Gleyber Torres singled. The next better was Ian Happ, who drove in Burks with a sacrifice fly to center to make it 3-0.

The shutout was the third of the season for Myrtle Beach, which is now 8-4 against Winston-Salem this season.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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