Pelicans set records in huge win over Red Sox

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, scored a massive 16-3 win over the Salem Red Sox Sunday, the largest offensive output for the Pelicans since a 17-2 win over Kinston on August 4, 2008.  The 13 run margin is also the Pelicans largest of the season, eclipsing a 10-1 win over Carolina on May 10th.

Myrtle Beach wasted no time jumping on the Red Sox, scoring two runs four batters in.  Odubel Herrera led off the first with a double to center.  Hanser Alberto then singled, with each runner scoring on a sac fly from Brett Nicholas and Christian Villanueva respectively.  It was immediately 2-0 Birds.

The second inning brought the start of the’ Jeremy Williams Welcoming Party.’  The newest Pelican launched a homerun over the Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck in left for his first homerun as a Bird in just his second game.  It was Williams’ ninth homer of the season overall.

Salem starter Charle Rosario lasted only two and two thirds innings, coughing up four more runs in the third before his removal.  The Pelicans eventually plated five in the innings, with Teodoro Martinez capping the effort with his second homerun of the season against reliever Manny Rivera.  Myrtle Beach jumped to an 8-0 lead after three.

Salem did make a brief comeback at that point, rallying with homeruns from Carson Blair and Shannon Wilkerson and shrinking the deficit to 8-3 in the fifth.  Pelicans starter Wilmer Font was lifted before the inning was out and thusly did not earn a decision in the rout.  Reliever Kyle DeVore finished the game, pitching four and two thirds of two-hit ball for his first win.

The Red Sox rally was short-lived.  Myrtle Beach scored big again in the fifth, plating three runs on a double from Williams and a single from Eddy Garcia.  At 11-3, the Birds exploded for five more in the eighth, bouncing pitcher Ryan Pressly after just one out.  The righty was taxed for five runs, headlined by Christian Villanueva’s seventh homerun and third of the second half.  At the inning’s end it was 16-3.

Williams, who singled, homered and doubled in his first three at -bats, fell short of the cycle with a double in the seventh and a groundout in the eighth.  The outfielder came inches close, however, with his double bouncing off the leftfield sidewall at Contract Data Beach, where the fence curves toward play.  Had the ball continued to the corner it may have allowed Williams a window to third base.

Every Pelicans player picked up a hit in the win, with five players recording multi-hit efforts.  Martinez, Alberto and Williams all wound up with at least three knocks.

The win provided the most runs in a single game for the Pelicans this season.  It also marked the most hits by the Birds, most homeruns, most extra base hits, most runs in an inning, widest margin of victory and most stolen bases.  The last time the Pelicans scored 16 runs was when they scored 17 on August 4, 2008 against Kinston.  Current White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers had five RBI in that game.  The Pelicans did most of their damage with a nine-run eighth inning.

The Pelicans and Red Sox meet again Monday in game two of their three game series.  First pitch is at 7:05 with Kyle Hendricks dealing against Keith Couch for Salem.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 843-918-6000 or visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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