Pelicans swept by Blue Rocks, return home for final series

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost 9-3 on Thursday night in Wilmington to finish off a 1-6 road trip. With the loss, the Pelicans are now eliminated from hosting a first round playoff game. Jeremy Williams continues to hit the ball well with two hits and two RBI.

Due to the loss, the Winston-Salem Dash have now won the second half for the Southern Division of the Carolina League. Because they also won the first half, they will host all three first round games against the Pelicans in Winston-Salem at BB&T Ballpark. The series starts on Wednesday, September 5th.  The Pelicans will finish 2012 with a 32-39 record on the road.

Wilmington started off the scoring in the third when Jose Bonilla scored on a double play ground out. The Blue Rocks took off in the fourth, scoring six runs and putting themselves out in front 7-0. Eleven batters would come to the plate for the Rocks in the inning. There were three walks, three singles, a double by Orlando Calixte, a wild pitch and an error by pitcher Nick McBride. The six runs in the inning were scored by Lane Adams, Matt Fields, Cheslor Cuthbert, Brett Eibner, Guelin Beltre and Angel Franco.  Eibner and Calixte each drove in two of the runs. Cuthbert scored on the error and Franco scored on the wild pitch by Pelican reliever Josh McElwee who came in and faced the final three batters. He struck out two and walked Adams, who walked twice in the inning.

McElwee and Francisco Mendoza pitched scoreless fifth and sixth innings. Jimmy Reyes came in to pitch the seventh and gave up one unearned run. After a leadoff double to Nick Van Stratten, Odubel Herrera committed his second fielding error of the game on a Lane Adams ground ball and 41st overall in 2012 allowing Van Stratten to score. The Birds finally got on the board in the top of the eighth when Hanser Alberto drove in Jeremy Williams, who walked earlier in the inning.

Even All-League Closer Ben Rowen couldn’t get out the Blue Rocks on Thursday night. He allowed five singles and only one run due an aggressive base running mistake by Beltre, who was thrown out at third. Jeremy Williams stayed hot and drove a double to left driving in Vinny DiFazio in the bottom of the ninth but that was not nearly enough as Tyler Sample shut the door without to end the game.

Pelicans starter was roughed up for seven runs, four earned in three and a third innings. He allowed six hits and struck out only one. Wilmington starter Leondy Perez pitched very well, allowing only one unearned run while going seven and a third innings.

The Pelicans fly south after the game and hope to get things turned around at home. They have lost seven of eight contests overall and lost nine of their last ten on the road. Myrtle Beach opens the final home stand of the season on Saturday in the first of a three game set against the Lynchburg Hillcats. RHP Michael Lee (3-2, 3.72) will face off against RHP Joe Van Meter (3-5, 1.95) and first pitch will be 7:05. For tickets or more information visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com or call 843-918-6000.

Comments

comments

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lights

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lightsHurricane Florence 2, Horry County Schools 0. That appears to be [more]

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of storm

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of stormMyrtle Beach area golf courses, spared the worst of Hurricane [more]

SCHSL extends season but plans for Strand still afloat

SCHSL extends season but plans for Strand still afloatThe SCHSL's executive committee voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the [more]

Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs' POY awards

Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs' POY awardsMyrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Jared Young was named the Chicago [more]

Chants blow out Camels in front of Hurricane Florence

Chants blow out Camels in front of Hurricane FlorenceJust four days removed and 142 miles away from its [more]

Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting class

Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting classFor the first time in Coastal Carolina baseball program history, [more]

Hurricane Florence throws local sports scene a curve

Hurricane Florence throws local sports scene a curveIn response to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence and [more]

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill Classic

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill ClassicCoast FA returned to the beach with five championship and [more]

CF boys finish second, MB girls net third at CCU meet

CF boys finish second, MB girls net third at CCU meetThe Carolina Forest boys finished second and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Chants explode in second half to cruise past Blazers

Chants explode in second half to cruise past BlazersCoastal Carolina football used a number of big offensive plays [more]

No. 4 Seahawks light up scoreboard, beat Braves

No. 4 Seahawks light up scoreboard, beat BravesThe No. 4-ranked Myrtle Beach football team celebrated Neon Night [more]

No. 6 Chiefs struggle their way past revitalized Sharks

No. 6 Chiefs struggle their way past revitalized SharksWithout raising his voice, without screaming his face red or [more]

Panthers take big win over Hoggard to stay unbeaten

Panthers take big win over Hoggard to stay unbeatenJackson Weatherwax knew he had the ball. Late in the fourth [more]

Football Roundup: Tigers, Saints fall, remain winless

Football Roundup: Tigers, Saints fall, remain winless* Hartsville 35, Conway 0: The Tigers (0-4) remained winless [more]

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off Braves

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off BravesThe three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team [more]

Chants hungry for first win in home opener vs. Blazers

Chants hungry for first win in home opener vs. BlazersThe Coastal Carolina football team will open up its 2018 [more]

Volleyball: Tigers improve to 6-0 with win over Bruins

Volleyball: Tigers improve to 6-0 with win over BruinsThe Conway High volleyball team improved to 6-0 Thursday by [more]

Week 3 Previews & Picks: MB has old score to settle

Week 3 Previews & Picks: MB has old score to settleMyrtle Beach junior quarterback Luke Doty has had this week's [more]

Tennis: Lady Panthers open season with win over Aynor

Tennis: Lady Panthers open season with win over AynorThe Carolina Forest girls tennis team served up a victory [more]

Chants move up in polls after acing UAB tourney

Chants move up in polls after acing UAB tourneyAfter posting back-to-back shutouts, Coastal Carolina's Chris Datallo has been [more]

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto Preview

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto PreviewThe three-time defending state champion St. James girls golf team [more]

Braves, Lady Chiefs finish runners-up in XC openers

Braves, Lady Chiefs finish runners-up in XC openersMetrolina Christian Academy of Indian Trail (N.C.) swept the Chief [more]

Saints' season put on hold due to low numbers, youth

Saints' season put on hold due to low numbers, youthOne year after a breakthrough season, the Christian Academy of [more]

Close loss closes curtain on long season for Pelicans

Close loss closes curtain on long season for PelicansIn the final game of the 2018 season, the Myrtle [more]

A Day at Darlington: Rain doesn't halt racing, revelry

A Day at Darlington: Rain doesn't halt racing, revelrySunday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway started with a [more]

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lights

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lightsHurricane Florence 2, Horry County Schools 0. That appears to be [more]

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of storm

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of stormMyrtle Beach area golf courses, spared the worst of Hurricane [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