Pelicans rally for six runs in ninth to stun P-Nats in 11th

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (65-49, 25-20) erased a 6-0 ninth-inning deficit Thursday and stunned the Potomac Nationals 7-6 in 11 innings in front of a sellout crowd at TicketReturn.com Field.

The six-run deficit is the largest margin the Pelicans have overcome to win a game this season.

Trever Adams scored the winning from third base on a wild pitch with one out in the 11th inning.

The Pelicans sent 11 men to the plate and scored six runs against three different pitchers in the ninth inning. Patrick Cantwell added the big hit, a game-tying two-run single to right field. Jake Skole and Drew Robinson each coaxed bases- loaded walks in the inning. The Pelicans drew six walks in the final three innings.

Right-hander Josh McElwee (1-1) earned the win, firing three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Brian Dupra (0-5) was saddled with the loss, allowing the game-winning run.

Kellin Deglan, Adams and Cantwell each registered two hits for the Birds.

First rounder Chi Chi Gonzalez made his Carolina League debut, working four innings and allowing two earned runs on three hits with five strikeouts.

The Keys took the lead in the second inning on a two-run home run from Kevin Keyes. The built a 6-0 lead with four runs in the sixth inning, the brunt of which came on a three-run home run from Mike Gilmartin.

The Pelicans continue the three-game series Friday at TicketReturn.com Field. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. EST with pregame coverage beginning at 6:50 p.m

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