Pelicans break up no-hit bid in ninth, get blasted by Nats

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans narrowly avoided making dubious history Saturday night, escaping becoming the first team to both throw a no-hitter and be no-hit in the same Carolina League season since 1995.  The Birds lost 9-0 but broke up the no-hitter with only two outs to spare.

Trailing 9-0 in the top of the ninth inning Edwin Garcia stepped to the plate with one out, singling through the middle to end the no-hit bid off reliever Neil Holland.

The Birds ended the game with only one hit for the second time this season.  The first occurrence was when Frederick’s Rick Zagone carried a no-hitter into the seventh on May 1st.

The no-hit bid was a combined effort for Potomac.  Starter Nate Karns went the first six, allowing only one baserunner.  Tomas Telis reached on a Jason Martinson error in the second.  He was the last Pelican to reach until Garcia in the ninth.

Former Pittsburgh Pirate Jimmy Barthmaier went a perfect two after Karns. Holland entered after and allowed the one hit in the ninth but managed to get out of the inning with no further damage.

Had Potomac finished the no-hit bid it would have been the franchise’s first since 1995.  It would have also made the Pelicans the first team in the Carolina League to throw and be no-hit in the same season since 1995, when Prince William (now Potomac) accomplished the feat.

Offensively the Nationals were also no slouches.  Michael Taylor led the nine run assault with a five-for-five night.  Taylor hit his second homer of the series while also singling three times and doubling once.  He drove in three.  Rick Hague wound up 3-4 with two RBI.

The Nationals had a distinct Washington flavor as well.  Major League rehabbers Chad Tracy and Jayson Werth both picked up hits.  Werth had an RBI single in the second and Tracy two singles in the second and sixth.

Randol Rojas took the loss, allowing a season high 13 hits, tying the total Nick Tepesh gave up to Salem on May 12th.

The Pelicans and Nats take to the field at 1:05 Sunday in the finale of the three game series.  Luke Jackson, fresh off his 12 strikeout performance, takes the hill for Myrtle Beach.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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