Pelicans pound out 20 hits to snap three-game skid

pel-bostick2The Myrtle Beach Pelicans scored the final 10 runs of the game to snap a three-game losing streak and win 12-3 over the Dash at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem on Wednesday night.

Nick Williams paced the offense with a season-high four hits, including three for extra bases, and Lewis Brinson doubled and knocked in three runs in his Pelicans debut.

Myrtle Beach (12-9, 56-33) knocked around Dash right-hander Tony Bucciferro in the fifth. The first four batters all picked up hits in the inning, which included Brinson’s first Pelicans hit, an RBI double to put the Birds ahead 5-3. The Pelicans scored four in the inning and led 6-3.

Bell tossed a scoreless fifth to finish his night. In his fifth outing, he allowed three runs, all earned, on seven hits and two walks en route to his fourth win as a Pelican this season. He struck out a season-high four batters.

The Pelicans tacked on two more runs in the sixth and another four runs in the seventh. Myrtle Beach had a hit in all but one inning. Six of the nine Pelicans batters had two or more hits, all nine had at least one hit, and eight of the nine scored runs. Williams had four hits and Garia, Christopher Bostick, and Mendez all smacked three hits.

Ryan Bores tossed four scoreless innings to close the game out and pick up his first save of the season.

He faced just one over the minimum, allowing three hits and no walks and inducing two double plays. He struck out one.

Bell (4-0) earned the win, his fourth in five outings with the Pelicans. Bucciferro (6-8) suffered a loss for the third straight outing.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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