Sox take broom to Pelicans for doubleheader sweep

pel-nullJeremy Null did not allow an earned run over five innings in game one of Thursday’s twin bill for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, but the Salem Red Sox swept the doubleheader 7-1 and 9-2 at Lewis-Gale Field.

Null (1-2) struck out three and did not walk a batter but the Pelicans (28-25) defense committed two costly mistakes to doom the Birds in the first game of the double dip.

In a scoreless game in the bottom of the second, Jordan Betts and Ben Moore singled with two outs. However, an error allowed the inning to continue. The next batter was Yoan Moncada, who cracked a liner to left-center. Center fielder Trey Martin made a sliding attempt but missed the ball, allowing three runs to score to break the scoreless tie.

With a 3-0 score in the top of the third, Charcer Burks doubled to start the inning before Gleyber Torres singled him to third. The next batter was Ian Happ, who drove in Burks with a single to cut the deficit to 3-1, extending his on-base streak to 20 games.

But that would be all the Pelicans would get against Red Sox (35-19) starter Matt Kent (4-3). The southpaw gave up just one run on five hits over six solid innings to earn the win.

With Salem leading 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Dillon Maples would surrender four runs on five hits to put the exclamation point on a 7-1 win for the Red Sox.

The second game of Thursday’s doubleheader began with a lot of offense.

In the top of the first, Rashad Crawford doubled into the right field corner before coming home to score on a sacrifice fly from Happ to give Myrtle Beach a 1-0 lead. Happ would later see his on-base streak end with an 0-for-2 performance.

In the bottom of the inning, Salem got two doubles from Yoan Moncada and Mike Meyers to tie the game at one.

With the score the same in the bottom of the second, Danny Mars singled to start the frame against Pelicans starter Jake Stinnett (4-2). Franklin Guzman followed with a triple off the right field wall to make it 2-1 Red Sox.

Two batters later, Deiner Lopez hit a grounder to second. Happ threw home, but Guzman beat the tag to extend the lead to 3-1. Moncada followed with a double to extend the Salem lead to 4-1.

Burks began the top of the third with a walk and then stole second. After a groundout pushed Burks to third, he would come home to score on a wild pitch to make the score 4-2.

However, Red Sox starter Yankory Pimentel (4-1) would not allow another run during his outing. In all, Pimentel went a career-high five innings, giving up just two runs on two hits while striking out five.

Leading 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth, Salem got back-to-back hits from David Sopilka and Lopez to begin the inning. Two batters later, Mauricio Dubon singled to plate Sopilka and extend the Salem lead to 5-2.

Stinnett worked a perfect fifth before running into more trouble in the sixth. After Sopilka and Lopez both picked up hits again, Stinnett intentionally walked Moncada to load the bases before an error allowed two runs to score. Two batters later, reliever Ryan McNeil gave up a two-run single to Nick Longhi to put the finishing touches on a 9-2 Red Sox win.

The Pelicans will take on the Red Sox again Friday.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Lancaster seventh Chant to earn Sun Belt weekly honor

Lancaster seventh Chant to earn Sun Belt weekly honorCoastal senior Seth Lancaster was named Sun Belt Conference Community [more]

Seahawks see seven sign to play basketball, football

Seahawks see seven sign to play basketball, footballSeven Myrtle Beach High senior athletes signed college scholarships in [more]

Hurston to replace Lee as St. James athletics director

Hurston to replace Lee as St. James athletics directorSt. James High didn't have to look very far to [more]

Gilmore, seven Chants top All-Sun Belt baseball team

Gilmore, seven Chants top All-Sun Belt baseball teamAfter leading Coastal Carolina to conference’s regular-season title, Chanticleer head [more]

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto Invite

CAC swimmers race rivals, storms at Palmetto InviteWhile most of South Carolina was under rain showers this [more]

North edges South as rain keeps teams on their toes

North edges South as rain keeps teams on their toesThe Class 4A North-South All-Star Boys Tennis showcase managed to [more]

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day

CCU takes series from ASU in de facto tripleheader day Coastal Carolina played 22 innings on Saturday (completing game 1 [more]

NMB's Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect camp

NMB's Smith picked to kick at Ray Guy prospect campNorth Myrtle Beach High's Zane Smith received the Ray Guy [more]

Rain plagues CCU's series with Appalachian State

Rain plagues CCU's series with Appalachian StateGame one of the weekend series between #16 Coastal Carolina [more]

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for Panthers

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for PanthersThe Carolina Forest girls soccer team cleaned up on the [more]

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bid

Strong finish lands Chants in top 10 but no NCAA bidThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a final-round, 7-under [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-up

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-upThe Myrtle Beach High School varsity boys golf team finished [more]

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A

Lone Panther Fortenberry ties for third in Class 5A Carolina Forest's Chris Fortenberry finished tied for third individually at [more]

Coastal ace Bilous claims Sun Belt Pitcher of Week

Coastal ace Bilous claims Sun Belt Pitcher of WeekCoastal Carolina junior Jason Bilous was voted the Sun Belt [more]

MB's Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singles

MB's Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singlesThe Myrtle Beach High boys tennis team sent a pair [more]

Chants climb leaderboard in second round of NCAA

Chants climb leaderboard in second round of NCAAThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot an even-par round [more]

Soccer: SJ's Williams joins MB trio on all-state squad

Soccer: SJ's Williams joins MB trio on all-state squadThree Myrtle Beach High soccer players and one St. James [more]

SJ's Bray, MB's Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A list

SJ's Bray, MB's Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A listFollowing a near-miss bid to the Class 4A state championship [more]

Locals top all-region team; MB's Bodge earns all-state

Locals top all-region team; MB's Bodge earns all-stateGrand Strand area teams dominated the All-Region 7-4A team, and [more]

MB's Grigg, NMB duo put teams in hunt for 4A title

MB's Grigg, NMB duo put teams in hunt for 4A titleDefending state runner-up Myrtle Beach is in a familiar position, [more]

Confidence Cougars beat Manzer Academy for title

Confidence Cougars beat Manzer Academy for titleThe Confidence Cougars, an AAU team made up of players [more]

CCU struggles on first day of NCAAs but still in hunt

CCU struggles on first day of NCAAs but still in huntThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 2-over par, [more]

Chants sweep Trojans, nab top seed, Sun Belt East title

Chants sweep Trojans, nab top seed, Sun Belt East titleFor the second time this weekend, Coastal Carolina shutout Little [more]

Former Chant Henderson 'truly blessed' after crash

Former Chant Henderson 'truly blessed' after crashFormer Coastal Carolina All-American and Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo [more]

Track & Field: Strand trio strikes silver at state meet

Track & Field: Strand trio strikes silver at state meetNo gold medals made their way from Saturday's SCHSL Class [more]

Lancaster seventh Chant to earn Sun Belt weekly honor

Lancaster seventh Chant to earn Sun Belt weekly honorCoastal senior Seth Lancaster was named Sun Belt Conference Community [more]

Seahawks see seven sign to play basketball, football

Seahawks see seven sign to play basketball, footballSeven Myrtle Beach High senior athletes signed college scholarships in [more]

Comments are closed.

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