Pelicans pile up extra bases to close out Hillcats, 9-6

pel-wolffThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, never trailed in a 9-6 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Monday night at Calvin Falwell Field.

Jorge Alfaro singled the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and the Pelicans smacked eight extra-base hits to win the series in the three-game set finale.

Nick Vickerson provided the first run of the ballgame with a line drive home run to left. The home run was his sixth this season and second with the Pelicans. It was the first hit allowed by Lynchburg hurler Wes Parsons who allowed six in total, five of which went for extra bases.

The Pelicans (7-4, 51-28) clubbed three straight extra-base hits with one out in the second inning. Kevin Torres and Chris Garia knocked consecutive triples, Garia’s league-leading tenth and most in the Carolina League since 2009, to bring across the first run. Hanser Alberto doubled home Garia with a line drive to center, putting Myrtle Beach ahead 3-0.

Sam Wolff tossed two scoreless and hitless innings before getting tagged for two runs in the third. A four hit inning with three singles, including an infield hit, brought the Hillcats within one run.

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