Pelicans blasted by Dash, return to open homestand

pel-balaYasiel Balaguert reached five times and notched four hits Tuesday, but big innings propelled the Winston-Salem Dash to an 13-7 victory over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at BB&T Ballpark.

With the score knotted at four, Marcus Davis singled to begin the fourth. After a fly out, Myrtle Beach (49-47, 13-13) reliever James Pugliese (2-4) walked Cleuluis Rondon before exiting for Pedro Araujo. A hit batter loaded the bases before Gerson Montilla drew a bases-loaded walk to give Winston-Salem (40-55, 12-13) the 5-4 advantage. The next batter, Mason Robbins, blew the game open by clubbing a grand slam, and the rout was on.

After an off day on Wednesday leads to the beginning of a seven-game homestand on Thursday, with Myrtle Beach hosting Wilmington Thursday at 7:05 p.m. to start a four-game set. RHP Jake Stinnett (7-3, 4.48 ERA) pitches for the Birds against Blue Rocks RHP Corey Ray (5-3, 4.08 ERA) on a Thirsty Thursday, meaning $1 12 oz. Bud and Bud Light draughts and $2 16oz. cans from 6-8 p.m. Thursday’s contest is also Myrtle Beach Mermen Night & Replica Jersey Giveaway, featuring a night dedicated to the fictional team that was made popular by the HBO series Eastbound and Down, and a replica jersey giveaway to the first 500 adults.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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