Pelicans work extra innings to secure victory over Keys

pel-6The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, let a 6-2 lead slip away in the ninth inning before rallying to win 9-6 in eleven innings on Wednesday against the Frederick Keys at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium.

Victor Caratini posted his first three RBI game of the year, knocked in the go-ahead run in extra innings, and collected the lone extra-base hit in the Pelicans’ 18-hit attack.

In a 6-6 game in the eleventh, the Pelicans scored three times off of former starting pitcher Jarett Miller to pull away for good, as Juan Paniagua closed out the ballgame with two scoreless innings. Victor Caratini, Jacob Rogers, and Daniel Lockhart all drove in eleventh-inning runs to ice the game away.

The Pelicans (35-23) had attained their largest lead of the night, scoring three times in the top of the ninth, but the four-run lead vanished in the bottom half. In a 6-2 game, Tyler Ihrig returned for a second-inning after a scoreless eighth inning. Back-to-back singles chased him from the contest, and the Birds turned to Jasvir Rakkar.

The Pelicans closer blew his second save in as many chances. Both inherited runners scored and two more to his line came across, one unearned. Chance Sisco knocked in one on a single, a throwing error from Rakkar to second base brought in another, and Josh Hart brought the Keys (28-31) to within one on a double to left field.

In a 6-5 game with two in scoring position, Rakkar got a pop out and a strikeout to put the Birds an out away from a win. After the count ran to 3-0 against Tucker Nathan, the Pelicans elected to intentionally walk the left fielder. The fourth ball sailed over the catcher Caratini, allowing the tying-run to score. After another walk to the load the bases, Drew Dosch grounded out to end the inning and send the game to the extra innings.

The four-run bottom-half capped a seven-run ninth inning. The Pelicans scored three runs in the top half against Nik Nowottnick. Trey Martin, Kevin Brown, and Mark Zagunis smacked consecutive singles to make it 4-2, and Caratinibrought in two more a double to make it 6-2, a four-run lead without which, the Pelicans would not have been able to sustain the four-run bottom half of the inning.

The Pelicans never trailed in the contest. Rogers put the Birds on top with a two-run single in the first, and, after Frederick posted one run on Duane Underwood Jr. in the bottom of the first, Zagunis drove in his first run of the night in the second.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Wrestling: WB takes Shark Duels; NMB wins Hampton

Wrestling: WB takes Shark Duels; NMB wins HamptonWest Brunswick, the lone North Carolina team in the tournament, [more]

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest Monday

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest MondayJaylen Shaw scored 23 points and Zac Cuthbertson added 22 [more]

Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biter

Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biterThe North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team lost a [more]

Girls Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs roll; Tigers take tough loss

Girls Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs roll; Tigers take tough lossThe Conway High girls basketball team suffered its third straight [more]

Wrestling: Braves finish strong to beat Warriors

Wrestling: Braves finish strong to beat WarriorsThe Socastee High wrestling team captured a big win over [more]

Chants return from exams to face tough hoops tests

Chants return from exams to face tough hoops testsAfter taking a week off for final exams, the Coastal [more]

Hoops: Strand teams turn up D to win by blowouts

Hoops: Strand teams turn up D to win by blowoutsThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team turned in a [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls sweep rival Socastee

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls sweep rival SocasteeThe North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team captured its [more]

Wrestling: MB tops Foxes; NMB sweeps quad match

Wrestling: MB tops Foxes; NMB sweeps quad matchThe Myrtle Beach High boys wrestling team captured a hard-fought [more]

Boys Hoops: Tigers hold off Seahawks; Sharks win

Boys Hoops: Tigers hold off Seahawks; Sharks winThe Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team took its best [more]

Girls Hoops: MB settles score with rivals; CF rolls

Girls Hoops: MB settles score with rivals; CF rollsThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team got a little [more]

Coastal's Adams named Sun Belt player of week

Coastal's Adams named Sun Belt player of weekCoastal Carolina senior guard Jas Adams has been named the [more]

Conway QB Grainger puts end to recruiting process

Conway QB Grainger puts end to recruiting processConway High quarterback D'Wuan Grainger entered his senior season as [more]

Carolina Forest boys rush past Northwood Academy

Carolina Forest boys rush past Northwood AcademyThe Carolina Forest boys basketball team claimed its second victory [more]

Panthers in playoff hunt; Quigley sticks with Vikes

Panthers in playoff hunt; Quigley sticks with VikesThe Carolina Panthers find themselves back in the thick of [more]

Hoops tip off, wrestling caps busy sports week

Hoops tip off, wrestling caps busy sports weekThe Grand Strand prep sports scene has a busy week [more]

CAC skirts snow, heats up Snowflake Invite podium

CAC skirts snow, heats up Snowflake Invite podiumThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) dodged a snowy weekend in [more]

Riptides dash through the Blizzard Blitz competition

Riptides dash through the Blizzard Blitz competitionSeven Riptide swimmers traveled to Cary, NC, over weekend to [more]

North team extends streak of dominance over South

North team extends streak of dominance over SouthThe North squad extended its streak of dominance in the [more]

Myrtle Beach boys, girls blast past Carolina Forest

Myrtle Beach boys, girls blast past Carolina ForestThe Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams blew [more]

Gamecocks survive scare from Chants at the buzzer

Gamecocks survive scare from Chants at the buzzerFormer Gamecock-turned-Chanticleer Jaylen Shaw missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at [more]

Steele makes major splash at Winter Junior Nationals

Steele makes major splash at Winter Junior NationalsCarolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club swimmer Taylor Steele [more]

Tigers, Chiefs join forces on North-South gridiron

Tigers, Chiefs join forces on North-South gridironThe best local high school football matchup was never played [more]

Boys Hoops: Nichols leads Tigers; Braves beat Sharks

Boys Hoops: Nichols leads Tigers; Braves beat SharksConway High hoops standout Jimmy Nichols is off to an [more]

Moglia looks to Nebraska roots to hire DC Sanders

Moglia looks to Nebraska roots to hire DC SandersCoastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia has named Marvin Sanders [more]

Wrestling: WB takes Shark Duels; NMB wins Hampton

Wrestling: WB takes Shark Duels; NMB wins HamptonWest Brunswick, the lone North Carolina team in the tournament, [more]

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest Monday

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest MondayJaylen Shaw scored 23 points and Zac Cuthbertson added 22 [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach