Pelicans, Young extend hot streaks in sweep of P-Nats

pel-youngThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their fifth straight game and Chesny Young extended his on-base streak to  record 37 contests with a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Potomac Nationals on Saturday night at Pfitzner Stadium.

The Pelicans (53-39, 12-11 second half) jumped out early, but faced a deficit for the first time in the series on Saturday night. On a Jacob Rogers double, Myrtle Beach led 2-0 after the top of the first, scoring Mark Zagunis and Chesny Young, who matched a Carolina League record by reaching base safely in 37 straight contests with a first-inning single.

On Major League rehab assignments, Anthony Rendon scored once, doubled, and collected two hits, while Jayson Werth singled in two runs and walked once.

David Garner tossed two shutout and hitless innings with three strikeouts, and James Farris allowed an unearned run in two innings to close it out.

Null (1-2) picked up the win, his first, and Mapes (1-2) suffered his second loss.

Young’s 37-game on-base streak is now tied with Carlos Sanchez for the longest on-base streak in league history. Sanchez reached in 37 straight games for the Winston-Salem Dash in 2012. The Carolina League has officially been tracking on-base streaks since the beginning of the 2009 season.

The Pelicans have won five consecutive games, tying a season-best win streak, and have collected wins in seven of their last eight contests.

The club returns home for a three-game homestand against the Salem Red Sox, beginning on Sunday night at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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