Pelicans take rubber match from Wilmington Blue Rocks

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans pulled out a series victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks Sunday, winning their first Sunday game of the season 3-1 in front of 3,925 fans at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Myrtle Beach did all of its scoring in the third inning, sending seven batters to the plate of Blue Rocks starter Yordano Ventura.  Josh Richmond began with a blooped double into shallow leftfield.  Oduble Herrera then singled to score Richmond for a 1-0 lead.  Herrera was then balked to second and sacrificed to third before scoring on a sac fly from Brett Nicholas.  Christian Villanueva finished the charge with an RBI single.

Wilmer Font struggled with his control, staring for the Pelicans.  Font walked a career high six while allowing only two hits and a run in four innings. Randol Rojas earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief.  Randy Henry picked up his sixth save, allowing one hit in two innings.

Herrera’s single in the third inning extended his hitting streak to 17 games, the longest by a Pelican this season.  He trails Jurickson Profar for the organizational lead in hitting streaks.  Profar hit in 29 straight for Double-A Frisco earlier this season.

Myrtle Beach heads next to Potomac for a 6:05 start time at Pfitzner Stadium.

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