Jackson’s three-hitter helps Pelicans snap losing streak

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans snapped a three-game losing streak Thursday, beating the Lynchburg Hillcats 2-0 to avoid a series sweep at Calvin Falwell Field at Lynchburg City Stadium.

Right hander Luke Jackson (1-0) earned his first win of the season, turning in five scoreless innings of three-hit baseball. Navery Moore (0-2) lost his second game of the season, allowing just an earned run on four hits over six innings of work.

The Pelicans took the early lead in the first inning on a two out RBI single by cleanup hitter Trever Adams. Rougned Odor set the rally up with a double into the right field corner extending his hitting streak to six games.

The Hillcats did not record a hit after the fourth inning. Right hander Phil Klein worked two scoreless inning. Nick McBride recorded the final six outs of the game to earn his first save of 2013.

Drew Robinson doubled in a run in the ninth inning.

The second half of the Pelicans six game road trip continues tomorrow when the team travels to Salem to take on the Red Sox. Lefty Victor Payano (1-0) will take on Henry Owens in the first game of series with first pitch at 7:05 pm.

Myrtle Beach will return home on Monday, April 15th, to start a three game homestand against the Winston Salem Dash.

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