Pelicans see their winning streak snapped by Hillcats

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (58-39, 18-10) saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday, falling 3-1 to the Lynchburg Hillcats at City Stadium.

The Pelicans have beaten the Hillcats just once in eight tries on the road this season.

Right-hander Williams Perez (2-0), took the win racking up a career-high eight strikeouts over six innings. He allowed just one earned run on four hits. Taylor Dennis (1-1) took the loss out of the bullpen, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits over 2.2 innings. Carlos Perez retired the final nine batters of the game in order to tally his first save.

Rougned Odor hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first home run since May 11. With the hit he extended his hitting streak to a team-leading 15 games. Odor’s hitting streak is the second longest active streak in the Carolina League, trailing only Potomac’s Billy Burns.

The Hillcats took the lead in the second inning on an RBI base hit from Elmer Reyes. Shawn McGill scored on the play but Patrick Cantwell threw out Reyes trying to go to second.

McGill had a big night for the Hillcats. He supplied an RBI double in the sixth inning and an RBI single in the eighth inning. Cantwell put down a nice bunt single in the sixth inning.

Jerad Eickhoff started for Myrtle Beach and went five innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts and a season-high four walks.

The Pelicans and Hillcats play the second game of a three-game series Monday at City Stadium. Right-hander Luke Jackson (8-4, 2.55) will be opposed by lefty Ryan Hinson (0-1, 1.50). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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