Pelicans hammer Mudcats for seventh straight victory

pel-hodgehomerThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans extended their winning streak to seven games and strengthened their hold on first place in the Carolina League Southern Division on Thursday with a 9-3 rout of the Carolina Mudcats.

Myrtle Beach’s Jesse Hodges and Eloy Jimenez hit home runs to give the Pelicans a victory in their series opener at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The two teams play again Friday through Sunday.

With Myrtle Beach (35-25) trailing Carolina (32-27) 3-1 in the sixth, the Pelicans would come roaring back. Jimenez jump-started the inning by lining a base hit back up the middle before advancing to second when Eddy Martinez was hit by a pitch.

Tyler Alamo reached base on an error that allowed Jimenez to score and Martinez to advance to third. Hodges gave the Pelicans their first lead of the night with a three-run home run to left field that made the score 5-3.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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