Pelicans’ bats erupt in fifth inning for rout of Salem

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (4-4) scored seven runs in the fifth inning Saturday en route to a 7-1 win against the Salem Red Sox (3-5) at LewisGale Field.

Trever Adams hit his second home run in as many nights, clobbering a two-run home run during the Pelicans seven-run fifth-inning uprising.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-0) picked up the win, tossing five innings of scoreless, three-hit baseball. Eickhoff struck out the final two batters of the second inning and never faced more than five batters in an inning.

Ten men came to the plate in the Pelicans seven-run fifth inning. The rally started after Kevin Torres put a bunt down with runners on second and third. The pitcher Kyle Stroup tried to gun down the lead runner and threw wildly into left field, plating Preston Beck from second base.

Stroup was knocked out of the game and the Pelicans continued the rally against right-hander Michael McCarthy.
Rougned Odor smashed a two-run double and Adams smoked his second homer of the season. Kellin Deglan also added
an opposite field RBI single during the rally.

The Pelicans matched their highest run total since a 7-6 opening-night win. The seven runs in the fifth inning is the most the Pelicans have plated in a single frame this season.

Randol Rojas worked two innings out of the bullpen and allowed an earned run on a hit with a pair of strikeouts. Jon Edwards navigated the eighth and ninth innings without surrendering any runs.

Royce Bolinger added a double, his second extra base hit of the series.

All nine Pelicans reached base and seven of the starters recorded a hit.

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