Pelicans pound out 19 hits, face Red Sox for first place

pel-12Seven Pelicans notched multi-hit games and Jonathan Martinez tossed six innngs of two-run ball as Myrtle Beach pummeled the Salem Red Sox 15-4 Saturday at LewisGale Field.

The Pelicans 19 hits set a new season-high, with their 15 runs matching a season best. Dewees led the club with four hits while both Hodges and Bote finished with three. Bote cashed in four runs while Balaguert brought home three more. The Birds will vie for the series split and first place in the Southern Division in Sunday’s 7:05 p.m. contest.

Myrtle Beach (55-51, 19-17) got the scoring started immediately against Salem (62-42, 19-16) starter Trey Ball (5-5). Charcer Burks began the game with a walk before Donnie Dewees singled him to second. After a double steal, a David Bote sacrifice fly and Yasiel Balaguert RBI ground out make it 2-0 Pelicans.

Salem tacked on a run in the second only for the Birds to answer nearly immediately again. Balaguert grounded in a run in the third to increase the lead back to two. In the fourth, Bryant Flete began the frame by reaching on an error before scoring from first on Jesse Hodges’ double to make it 4-1. Two batters later, Tyler Pearson singled in Hodges, and two batters after that, Dewees singled in Pearson to pad the advantage to 6-1.

Rafael Devers hit an opposite field homer in the sixth, but Martinez (9-5) still recorded his eighth consecutive start with three earned runs allowed or less. The right-hander won his sixth start in a row with two runs on five hits in six innings, whiffing two against one strikeout.

With Myrtle Beach leading 6-2 in the seventh, German Taveras walked Bote to begin the frame before Balaguert doubled him in. After Baez walked, Flete knocked in Balaguert with an RBI single. Consecutive wild pitches plated Baez before Daniel Spingola’s sacrifice fly made it 10-2. Later in the inning, Dewees, who went 4-for-5, registered an RBI double before Bote singled in the sixth run of the inning. All told, Myrtle Beach sent 12 men to the plate, with four earning hits and five more drawing a free pass.

Up 12-2 in the eighth, Hodges crushed a two-run home run to make it 14-2. After Salem responded with two in the bottom of the eighth, Hodges singled in a run in the ninth to cap the scoring at 15-4. Hodges went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. He finished a triple shy of the cycle.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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