Pelicans win in comeback, walk-off, extra-inning style

pel-12Yasiel Balaguert lined a walk-off single in the 10th inning to cap a three-run comeback in a 4-3 Myrtle Beach Pelicans win over the Winston-Salem Dash Tuesday TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

With the game tied in the bottom of the tenth, Donnie Dewees smoked a single up the middle off Dash (52-70, 24-28) reliever Taylore Cherry (0-1) to start the inning. After Dewees stole second, two batters later, Balaguert lined a single to center to score Dewees and end the game.

The rally completed a comeback of four unanswered runs for the Pelicans (69-53, 33-19), who collected their fifth walk-off win of the season. Myrtle Beach has now won 20 of their last 25 games.

With the Birds trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Ian Rice bounced an infield single to the hole on the right side. After Daniel Spingola bunted him to second, Jeffrey Baez pinch-ran for Rice. Winston-Salem reliever Connor Walsh then issued a wild pitch, allowing Baez to get to third with one out.  Jesse Hodges followed by flying a ball to center field, deep enough to score Baez and send the game to extras.

Pelicans righty Daniel Lewis worked a scoreless ninth and tenth inning to earn the win (3-0).

Photo by Larry Kave/Mb Pelicans

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