Pelicans avoid being swept by Dash, clinch playoff berth

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class- A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, clinched a playoff spot and avoided a sweep Sunday afternoon with a late inning win over the Winston-Salem Dash, 5-2.

An eighth inning two out, two run homerun by Brett Nicholas gave the Pelicans a lead after trailing for most of the game.

With the win, the Pelicans have a 7 1/2 game lead over Carolina with seven games left and therefore eliminate the Mudcats. Myrtle Beach is still in contention for the second half division title. They are three games back from the Dash with seven games left.

If the Dash win the second- half, as being first half winners as well, they will host all three games in Winston-Salem starting on Wednesday September 5. If the Pelicans can come back they will host the first of the three games on that Wednesday.

With Myrtle Beach down 2-0 going into the eighth, the bats came out to deliver five runs off the Dash bullpen in the final two frames. Teodoro Martinez drove in Yefry Castillo on an RBI single and then with two outs Hanser Alberto drove in Martinez the same way to tie the game at 2.

Brett Nicholas then came up and pulled a two run homerun off Winston ace reliever Terrance Marin. The shot was Nicholas’ seventh of the year and put the Birds up 4-2. Jeremy Williams also put on out in the ninth off JR Ballinger, his fifth with the Pelicans and 13th between Myrtle Beach and Hickory.

Both starters, Joe Van Meter and Scott Snodgress, pitched very well but it was Ben Rowen who stole the show on the mound.  Van Meter pitched six innings, giving up two runs on RBI by the Dash Kevan Smith and Mark Haddow. Snodgress pitched even better for the Dash, he held the Pelicans scoreless through his six innings, striking out seven. Ben Rowen was brilliant as usual, he shut the door on any Dash hope for runs, pitching the final three innings and striking out four.

The Pelicans now make the long haul north for a four game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The Rocks will send Andy Ferguson (3-2, 3.51) to the mound to face Pelicans starter Randol Rojas (9-4, 3.05), first pitch is set for 6:35. The Pelicans return home on Saturday to play the Lynchburg Hillcats in the final series of the regular season. For tickets or more information please visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com or call 843-918-6000.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

Comments

comments

Hoops: Braves top Knights; Bruins torch Panthers early

Hoops: Braves top Knights; Bruins torch Panthers earlySouth Florence came out firing on all cylinders to blast [more]

Winter Bump serves boost to area volleyball, economy

Winter Bump serves boost to area volleyball, economyTo casual observers, the 2019 Winter Bump volleyball tournament might [more]

CAC sends six swimmers to podium at Tiger Invitational

CAC sends six swimmers to podium at Tiger InvitationalThe Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) hosted their 2019 Tiger Invitational [more]

CA's Green, Jones reach major hoops milestones

CA's Green, Jones reach major hoops milestonesThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach basketball programs celebrated a [more]

Moglia steps down as CCU coach, pitches to Chadwell

Moglia steps down as CCU coach, pitches to ChadwellFive-time National Coach of the Year finalist Joe Moglia, who [more]

Hoops: Sharks claim first region win over Panthers

Hoops: Sharks claim first region win over PanthersA big win for the St. James boys basketball team [more]

Conway's Moody makes mark as freshman for Tide

Conway's Moody makes mark as freshman for Tide The national championship game didn’t turn out the way Jaylen [more]

CCU makes another poll; free clinic postponed

CCU makes another poll; free clinic postponedThe Coastal Carolina baseball team received another top 25 preseason [more]

Hoops: Chiefs tip Falcons; MB, Knox rock Red Foxes

Hoops: Chiefs tip Falcons; MB, Knox rock Red FoxesMyrtle Beach's Emorie Knox erupted for 32 points Tuesday night [more]

Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with Mavs

Chants fall short on final shot in skirmish with MavsJunior guard Rashad Davis hit a 3-pointer with less than [more]

Hoops: Green lifts Saints; Seahawks rally past 'Dogs

Hoops: Green lifts Saints; Seahawks rally past 'DogsOn a night chosen to recognize a milestone for Christian [more]

All-County Volleyball: NMB duo adds to state-title run

All-County Volleyball: NMB duo adds to state-title runHow do you choose between two state championship teammates and [more]

Vincent breaks new ground as NMB boys hoops coach

Vincent breaks new ground as NMB boys hoops coachA referee approached the North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball [more]

CCU baseball joins another Top 25 list for 2019 season

CCU baseball joins another Top 25 list for 2019 seasonWith just over five weeks until the season opener on [more]

Pelicans, Cubs make over field staff for 2019 season

Pelicans, Cubs make over field staff for 2019 seasonThe Myrtle Beach  Pelicans and parent club Chicago Cubs announced their on‐field staff for the 2019 season on Wednesday. New to Myrtle Beach this season, Jimmy Gonzalez will take the helm for the Pelicans following four seasons managing the Single-A South Bend Cubs. The 2016 Midwest League Manager of the Year with South Bend, Gonzalez was  [more]

Hoops: Falcons fly by MB; Tigers rally to top Sharks

Hoops: Falcons fly by MB; Tigers rally to top SharksCraig Martin walked off the court at the end of [more]

Tigers crush Crimson Tide for national championship

Tigers crush Crimson Tide for national championshipClemson captured its third national football championship - and its [more]

CCU alums Ross, Johnson pioneers in upstart league

CCU alums Ross, Johnson pioneers in upstart leagueFormer Coastal Carolina football players Alex Ross and Kerron Johnson [more]

Jags drop Chants in 2OT; Lady Chants lose to USA

Jags drop Chants in 2OT; Lady Chants lose to USAFour players reached double digits for Coastal Carolina, but it [more]

Hoops: Braves sweep CF; Seahawks split with Chiefs

Hoops: Braves sweep CF; Seahawks split with ChiefsSocastee scored a big road victory in its Region 6-5A [more]

CCU Hoops: Road teams win SBC debuts with Troy

CCU Hoops: Road teams win SBC debuts with TroyTyrell Gumbs-Frater scored a game-high 20 points as Coastal Carolina [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 6: Comets top Cards for title

Beach Ball Classic, Day 6: Comets top Cards for titleMonday's Beach Ball Classic championship game didn't feature the offensive [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 4/5: CA's Green leaves his mark

Beach Ball Classic, Day 4/5: CA's Green leaves his mark This week's Beach Ball Classic has been a memorable one [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 3: MB takes one on the chin

Beach Ball Classic, Day 3: MB takes one on the chinMyrtle Beach went toe-to-toe with St. Edward (OH) before falling [more]

Beach Ball Classic, Day 2: Socastee, MB, CA stumble

Beach Ball Classic, Day 2: Socastee, MB, CA stumbleSocastee turned in a solid team effort but suffered an [more]

Hoops: Braves top Knights; Bruins torch Panthers early

Hoops: Braves top Knights; Bruins torch Panthers earlySouth Florence came out firing on all cylinders to blast [more]

Winter Bump serves boost to area volleyball, economy

Winter Bump serves boost to area volleyball, economyTo casual observers, the 2019 Winter Bump volleyball tournament might [more]

Leave a Reply

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

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach