Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victory

Kevonte Mitchell lashed three extra-base hits and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans secured their eighth straight win on Saturday night by blasting the Salem Red Sox 10-3 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Though he had to pitch through some early trouble, Tyson Miller (6-4) earned the win for the Pelicans (32-29), only allowing one run on six hits over five innings while striking out six and not walking a batter.

The Red Sox (28-30) tagged Miller early for a run as Santiago Espinal doubled to end a 14-pitch at-bat and then scored on a Brett Netzer RBI single.

Luis Ayala tied the game for the Birds in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single of his own and the Pelicans took the lead when Austin Upshaw scored on a double play in the third.

Mitchell, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run, then put Myrtle Beach up 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run homer, his third of the season.

The Birds trampled home four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Andruw Monasterio brought home the inning’s first run with an RBI single, P.J. Higgins lined a two-run double down the left field line and Wladimir Galindo capped the frame with an RBI single to make it 8-1 Pelicans.

After the Red Sox scored two in the top of the seven on a two-run single by Netzer, Myrtle Beach added on in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run single by Galindo.

Tanner Houck (2-7) was handed the loss, allowing five runs, four earned, over five innings.

The Pelicans go for their third straight sweep in Sunday’s 6:05 p.m. contest from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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