Pelicans sweep Mudcats for record 9th straight road win

pel-bostick2The Myrtle Beach Pelicans took two from the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday, winning the suspended game in 14 innings 3-2 and taking game two 5-1 at Five County Stadium.

The Pelicans have won seven straight games and nine straight road contests, which sets a new franchise record for consecutive road wins.

Saturday’s suspended game picked up in the bottom of the eleventh inning in a 2-2 tie. Abel De Los Santos pitched all four innings for the Birds, allowing just two baserunners. A runner reached on an error and he walked another and fanned three Mudcats in the process.

The Pelicans failed to score in the twelfth inning, despite a one-out double out of Lewis Brinson. The Birds were set down in order in the thirteenth but broke the tie in the fourteenth inning.

Preston Beck opened the stanza by working an eight-pitch walk and then stole second base on the first pitch to Royce Bolinger. Two batters later, Nick Williams singled to right field, bringing Beck home from second to put the Pelicans ahead 3-2.

De Los Santos (5-0) worked clean fourteenth for the win. Josh Martin (4-6), who allowed the go-ahead run, suffered the defeat.

In game two, both Chad James and Cole Sulser pitched well for their respective clubs. The Mudcats (23-26, 52-64) went ahead in the third inning on an RBI double by Yhoxian Medina. It was the only run allowed by James over five innings. He surrendered just four hits, three walks, and struck out five.

The Pelicans (29-21, 73-45) tied it in the top of the fourth. Christopher Bostick opened the inning with the first of two doubles off of the left field wall. With two on and one out, Bostick tagged from second on a shallow fly to right field and scored on the play when the Mudcats made two throwing errors.

The game remained tied until the sixth. Bostick doubled again after Luis Mendez led off the frame with a single. Two hitters later, Nick Williams scored Mendez on a fielder’s choice with the infield in, putting the Birds ahead 2-1.

Up by a run in the eighth, Bostick slammed a three-run homer to bloat the lead to 5-1, and the Pelicans went on to win by that score. The Mudcats mustered just one hit, a single, off of the Pelicans bullpen of Victor Payano, Josh McElwee, and Cody Ege.

McElwee tossed two shutout frames and has not allowed a run in 17 innings with the Pelicans this season.

James (4-1) earned the win, improving to 4-0 in four road starts, while the starter Sulser (4-11) suffered his league-leading eleventh loss.

In addition to setting a new record for most consecutive road wins, the Pelicans are now 43-19 on the road this season. That’s the best road record in full-season minor league baseball and matches a franchise record for road wins a season, set in 2008.

The Pelicans are off on Monday and return home on Tuesday, August 12 to begin a three-game set with the Carolina Mudcats.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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