Pelicans’ bats stay red hot in road win over Mudcats

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, shutout the Carolina Mudcats 12-0 in eight innings on Sunday night at Five County Stadium, beating the home team by 12 runs for the second straight day.

In a game that included two rain delays totaling two-hours and sixteen minutes, Myrtle Beach led the entire way and have outscored Carolina 28-4 in the first two games of the series.

After a one-hour, 48-minute rain delay prior to the start of the game, Carolina (39-40, 5-5 second half) put Lucas Sims on the mound, making his first start since coming off the disabled list on Friday. Myrtle Beach (46-34, 5-6 second half) scored a run in the first without the benefit of a base hit, and then knocked Sims around in the second.

Up 1-0, the Pelicans loaded the bases with no outs in the second on a walk and a pair of singles. Jordan Hankins then walked to drive in a run, and two batters, later Mark Zagunis cleared the bases with a double to deep right center field. The Pelicans leadoff man, Zagunis, trotted home two batters later on the second of two wild pitches throw by Sims to make it a five-run inning.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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