Herrera’s hitting streak sets Pelicans’ all-time mark at 21

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped the finale of a four game series to the Potomac Nationals Thursday, 4-2, at Pfitzner Stadium, but they did gain a new entry into the franchise record books.

Myrtle Beach’s Odubel Herrera extended his hitting streak to a team-record 21 consecutive games, breaking his tie with former Pelican JC Holt at 20.

Herrera gave Myrtle Beach the night’s first lead, 1-0, in the third inning.  He picked up the second double of the inning off Potomac’s Matt Swynenberg to score Santiago Chirino.

Herrera has the fourth longest hitting streak in Minor League Baseball this year, trailing two other Rangers farmhands, Jurickson Profar (29) and Yangervis Solarte (22).

Potomac claimed its first lead with two runs in the fifth inning.  The Pelicans tied the game back in the top of the sixth on a Christian Villanueva RBI double.  The tie was short lived, however.  Potomac used a two-run homerun in the sixth from Justin Bloxom to take the lead for good at 4-2.

Pelicans starter Kyle Hendricks allowed more than three earned runs for the first time all season in the loss.  Hendricks went seven innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits.  He falls to 1-6.  Swynenberg earns the win, his fourth.  Cameron Selik picked up his eighth save.

The Pelicans now travel to Salem for four beginning at 7:05 Friday.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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