Pelicans surrender 13 hits in loss, cling to division lead

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (30-27), Class-A Advanced affiliates of the Texas Rangers, surrendered a season-high 13 hits Tuesday and dropped a 9-2 decision against the Potomac Nationals (33-24) at TicketReturn.com Field.

With Winston-Salem’s win against the Red Sox, the Pelicans lead the southern division by just a half game with 13 games left in the first half.

The Nationals posted two big innings in the game – a four-run fourth inning and a four-run eighth inning. All nine came to the plate in the two huge innings.

Alec Asher (4-4) took the loss for Myrtle Beach, allowing four earned runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out six, including the side in the second inning. Blake Schwartz (5-1) claimed the win, hurling seven shutout innings, scattering just three hits.

Chris Grayson and Drew Robinson each finished 2-for-4 and added RBI singles in the ninth inning. The Pelicans trailed 9-0 entering the inning.

Adrian Sanchez and Randolph Oduber each registered three hits and all nine Nationals starters reached base at least once.

The streaking Nationals have won seven straight games while the Birds have dropped 11 of their last 12 games including five straight at home.

Francisco Mendoza hurled 2.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Righty Paul Schwendel allowed five runs, four earned, on five hits over 1.1 innings. Jon Edwards did not allow a run in 1.2 innings.

The Pelicans continue a four-game series Wednesday with the Potomac Nationals at TicketReturn.com Field. First pitch is on tap for 7:05 p.m. EST.Catch all the action on AM 1050 and FM 101.9 – Fox Sports in Myrtle Beach. Right-hander Nick Martinez (4-2, 2.70) will be opposed by P-Nats left-hander Blake Robbie Ray (3-2, 2.60).

Tomorrow is a Wiener Wednesday presented by Hebrew National featuring $1 hot dogs all game long. Thursday is “Guaranteed Great Weather Night” – if any rain falls after the gates open at 6 p.m., all fans will receive a voucher to attend another game. If more than .25 inches falls, one lucky fan will walk away with $10,000.

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