Jackson pitches Pelicans to series victory over Keys

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (42-30, 2-1), Class-A Advanced affiliates of the Texas Rangers, erased a 2-0 deficit Sunday and upended the Frederick Keys 6-5 at Harry Grove Stadium. The Pelicans took two of three from the Keys to win the three-game series.

Right-hander Luke Jackson (7-4) started for the Pelicans and went 5.2 innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits. Jackson fanned a season-high nine batters, including the side in the third inning. Ryan Harvey allowed a run on two hits over the final two innings but preserved the lead to earn his fourth save.

Brady Wager (0-2) took the loss for the Keys, allowing four unearned runs on two hits over five innings. The right-hander walked four and struck out four. The Keys walked nine total batters and committed three errors defensively.

The Pelicans scored two runs in the fifth inning without tallying a hit. Wager walked the bases loaded and Jerome Pena committed a two-out error allowing the Pelicans to take a 4-3 lead. The Pelicans never relinquished the lead after the fifth-inning rally.

The Keys took an early 2-0 lead on a two-run dinger from Brenden Webb.

Rougned Odor hit a two-run double in the third inning to tie the game 2-2. The all-star infielder was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple.

Luis Sardinas added a two-out, RBI single in the sixth inning to give the Pelicans a 5-3 edge. The Pelicans and Keys traded runs in the eighth inning.

The Keys threatened in the seventh and eighth innings. With runners on first and third, Johnny Ruettiger tried to tag up and score on a fly ball from  Nick Delmonico but was thrown out by Preston Beck. With the Keys down a run in eighth, Webb was thrown out by Harvey after he fielded a comebacker.

Randol Rojas relieved Jackson and got the final out of the sixth inning. Paul Schwendel navigated out of danger and worked a scoreless seventh.

The Pelicans start a four-game series Monday with the Potomac Nationals in Woodbridge, Va. All-star right-hander Nick Martinez (5-4, 2.84) will be opposed by right-hander A.J. Cole (4-2, 4.16). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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