Pelicans rally in fifth inning to tie championship series

pel-boteswingThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans erupted for five runs in the bottom of the fifth to beat the Lynchburg Hillcats 8-3 Sunday and even the Mills Cup Championship Series at a game apiece at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

With Lynchburg (1-1) leading 3-1 entering the frame, Charcer Burks crushed a solo home run to left with one out to cut the deficit to 3-2. Donnie Dewees followed with a single before David Bote doubled him home to tie the game. Bote’s doubled chase Hillcats starter Brock Hartson (0-1), who surrendered four runs on six hits over 4.1 innings.

With Bote at second and one out, Eloy Jimenez drew a walk before Bryant Flete bounced into a fielder’s choice. Jeffrey Baez then singled to right to score Bote and give Myrtle Beach (1-1) their first lead of the game at 4-3. Andrew Ely and Erick Castillo then came through with RBI singles of their own to stretch the Pelicans lead to 6-3.

Daniel Lewis then tossed two shutout innings of relief to hold the 6-3 Myrtle Beach advantage.

Still up three in the bottom of the eighth, Castillo doubled to right to start the eighth before Jesse Hodges advanced him to third on an infield single. After a Dewees walk loaded the bases with one out, Bote singled to left to plate a pair and extend the Pelicans’ lead to 8-3.

Tommy Thorpe got all three outs in the eighth before Ryan McNeil finished off a scoreless ninth.

The Hillcats got the scoring going early, when the first three batters singled against Myrtle Beach starter Jeremy Null in the top of the first. With the bases loaded, Bobby Bradley then hit into a double play to score Tyler Krieger and get Lynchburg on the board 1-0.

Burks walked to start the bottom of the inning before he reached second on a passed ball. After a sac bunt moved him to third base, Jimenez grounded out to score Burks and tie the game 1-1.

The Hillcats strung together three straight two-out singles against Null in the fourth, with the final one from Yonathan Mendoza giving Lynchburg a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the fifth against Pelicans reliever James Norwood (1-0), Krieger singled to center before Anthony Santander walked two batters later. With two outs in the inning, Dorssys Paulino singled to right to plate Krieger and open up a 3-1 lead for Lynchburg.

The Pelicans’ bullpen worked five innings of one-run baseball Sunday night, and has now posted a 1.91 ERA since August 19.

Bote, meanwhile, is 11-for-18 in the postseason with 7 RBIs in five games.

The Pelicans and Hillcats will have a day off Monday before playing Game 3 of the best-of-five series in Lynchburg at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. RHP Trevor Clifton (1-0, 1.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Myrtle Beach, against LHP Luis Lugo (0-0, 1.80 ERA) of Lynchburg.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Birds split doubleheader, return to open homestand

Birds split doubleheader, return to open homestandThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader Sunday with the [more]

Local track athletes capture first at S.C. Junior Olympics

Local track athletes capture first at S.C. Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club played host to [more]

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospective

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospectiveThe Myrtle Beach Art museum drew over a thousand folks [more]

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summer

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summerOlivia Drew was crying, and her mother, Brittany Drew, was [more]

Pelicans limited to one hit as offensive woes continue

Pelicans limited to one hit as offensive woes continueAlex Lange fired six excellent innings Thursday, but the Myrtle [more]

All-County Track & Field: Second shots strike silver

All-County Track & Field: Second shots strike silverThe frontrunners in this year's My Horry News All-County Girls [more]

Mutiny gives Strand fans small taste of World Cup

Mutiny gives Strand fans small taste of World CupAmerican soccer fans don't have a rooting interest in this [more]

Pelicans open second half with eye on playoff streak

Pelicans open second half with eye on playoff streakThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans begin the second half of the [more]

Pelicans help propel South to victory in All-Star Game

Pelicans help propel South to victory in All-Star GameA pair of Myrtle Beach Pelicans played key roles in [more]

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-South

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-SouthA pair of former teammates and rivals joined forces for [more]

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squad

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squadCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster and designated hitter Zach Biermann [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader today

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader todayVictor Diaz's seven strong innings for the Carolina Mudcats were [more]

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top listThe future looks bright for the sport of high school [more]

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nod

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nodCarter Hess carved his way to a spot on the [more]

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect start

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect startAfter Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for [more]

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny win

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny winThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny rolled to a 6-0 victory over [more]

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-American

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-AmericanCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster was named to the Perfect [more]

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans game

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans gameThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome former MLB All-Stars and [more]

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transfer

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transferCoastal Carolina University men's basketball player Artur Labinowicz plans to [more]

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoff

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoffIn yet another development in the Grand Strand's booming sports [more]

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing Championship

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing ChampionshipLocal surfers, volunteers, and family members gathered at the Charleston [more]

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for club

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for clubIf things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior [more]

Birds split doubleheader, return to open homestand

Birds split doubleheader, return to open homestandThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader Sunday with the [more]

Local track athletes capture first at S.C. Junior Olympics

Local track athletes capture first at S.C. Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club played host to [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach