Pelicans’ streak halted at 8 but Young extends record

pel-youngwhiteOne day after a 12-0 win, including the team’s first grand slam of the year, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were overpowered by home runs in their series opener against the Lynchburg Hillcats on Wednesday.

With five long balls in the game at Calvin Falwell Field, Lynchburg tied a Hillcats’-era-high in home runs. The loss also snapped the Birds’ season-best eight-game win-streak.

Chesny Young, who broke the Carolina League consecutive on-base record on Sunday, extended that streak to 41 games with his third-inning single to right field, while stretching his current hit-streak to 11 games. He also collected his 28th multi-hit game with the Pelicans with a single in the ninth inning.

With right fielder Luigi Rodriguez aboard by way of a leadoff single in the first, first baseman Nellie Rodriguez lifted his league-leading fourteenth home run of the year over the left-field wall to give Lynchburg (43-52, 12-15 second half) a 2-0 lead. In the second, the Hillcats extended their lead to 4-0 against Pelicans starter Jonathan Martinez with a run-scoring triple and an RBI single.

The Pelicans (56-40, 15-12 second half) responded in the top of the third thanks to an RBI fielder’s choice by Pin-Chieh Chen. Two batters later, Victor Caratini drove a double to the right field wall to score Chen and to cut the Hillcats’ lead to 4-2.

However Lynchburg pounced for another marker by way of Nellie Rodriguez’s second home run of the game, a solo shot towards the batter’s eye in center field in the third. In the bottom of the fifth, right fielder Clint Frazier also teed off with his eleventh long ball of the year, a three-run blast to left-center, to push Lynchburg ahead, 8-2. Martinez (6-2) finished the frame but was replaced by right-hander David Garner after four innings of work.

Caratini knocked in the Pelicans’ next two runs in the fifth and the seventh, but Lynchburg took both of them back.

Garner retired the first seven of eight batters he faced, but with one out in the seventh, left fielder Dorssys Paulino lifted a solo homer to left-center field for a 9-4 Hillcats advantage. The next batter, catcher Sicnarf Loopstok, slapped a line drive over the left-field fence on the first pitch, capping the scoring and putting Lynchburg on top, 10-4.

Martinez suffered the loss after allowing a career-high eight earned runs on a career-high 11 hits.

With 6 1/3 innings on the mound, Hillcats starter D.J. Brown (8-3) picked up the win. The right-hander allowed four runs, all earned, on eight base hits, and the bullpen combined for 2 2/3 shutout innings of relief.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Socastee drops comeback defeat to West Brunswick

Socastee drops comeback defeat to West BrunswickSocastee saw a two-touchdown advantage turn into a two-TD deficit [more]

Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. James

Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. JamesThe St. James football team had a good game plan [more]

Chiefs shock Tigers with last-second touchdown

Chiefs shock Tigers with last-second touchdownThe first game of the high school football season may [more]

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 1 Seahawks seek titles

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 1 Seahawks seek titlesMyrtle Beach football coach Mickey Wilson isn't normally one for [more]

Weatherwax looks to build on CF program's progress

Weatherwax looks to build on CF program's progressJackson Weatherwax grew up playing football at Pepper Geddings Recreation [more]

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 2 Chiefs set for encore

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 2 Chiefs set for encoreIn his first year as head football coach at North [more]

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 3 Panthers growing up

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 3 Panthers growing upEditor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is [more]

Week 0 Preview and Picks: Chiefs-Tigers open season

Week 0 Preview and Picks: Chiefs-Tigers open seasonAll summer long Grand Strand residents have put up with [more]

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 4 Tigers try rebuilding

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 4 Tigers try rebuildingEditor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is [more]

CF grad Beale follows in Keane's footsteps to CCU

CF grad Beale follows in Keane's footsteps to CCUMatt Beale always rooted for Tyler Keane. As a middle school [more]

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 5 Braves look to reload

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 5 Braves look to reloadEditor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is [more]

Steele deals shutout win, Pelicans top Rocks in series

Steele deals shutout win, Pelicans top Rocks in seriesJustin Steele did not allow a hit until the sixth [more]

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 6 St. James on the rise

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 6 St. James on the riseEditor's Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is [more]

Lady Chants shut out Elon, open regular season Friday

Lady Chants shut out Elon, open regular season FridayMackenzie Gibbs scored in the second half to push Coastal [more]

Pelicans strand 11 on base in one-run defeat to Rocks

Pelicans strand 11 on base in one-run defeat to Rocks Despite a three-hit, two-RBI night from Jared Young , the [more]

Big night for small schools at wild CNB Kickoff Classic

Big night for small schools at wild CNB Kickoff ClassicFriday's CNB Kickoff Classic proved to be a big night [more]

Pelicans snap seven-game losing skid over Blue Rocks

Pelicans snap seven-game losing skid over Blue Rocks Behind three home runs in a five-run third inning, the [more]

Busch takes turn to Strand to open school, race fans

Busch takes turn to Strand to open school, race fansNASCAR driver Kyle Busch cut the ribbon for the Palmetto [more]

Ready or not, Strand teams play in CNB Kickoff Classic

Ready or not, Strand teams play in CNB Kickoff ClassicLast year's CNB Kickoff Classic was rained out, spoiling the [more]

Dogs, cornhole, fireworks mark Pelicans' promotions

Dogs, cornhole, fireworks mark Pelicans' promotionsThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans have only 10 home games remaining [more]

Lady Chants kick off 2018 with shutout over Citadel

Lady Chants kick off 2018 with shutout over CitadelThe Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team opened the 2018 season [more]

Pelicans losing skid grows to seven in defeat to Dash

Pelicans losing skid grows to seven in defeat to DashThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans were handed their season-worst seventh consecutive [more]

Green's departure leaves NMB seeking new coach

Green's departure leaves NMB seeking new coachNorth Myrtle Beach High is looking for its third boys [more]

Coastal favored to defend Sun Belt volleyball crown

Coastal favored to defend Sun Belt volleyball crownThe Coastal Carolina volleyball team – defending Sun Belt champions [more]

Pelicans swept by P-Nats; MB duo wins July awards

Pelicans swept by P-Nats; MB duo wins July awardsThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans were shut out by the Potomac [more]

Socastee drops comeback defeat to West Brunswick

Socastee drops comeback defeat to West BrunswickSocastee saw a two-touchdown advantage turn into a two-TD deficit [more]

Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. James

Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. JamesThe St. James football team had a good game plan [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach