Pelicans’ comeback effort falls short against P-Nats

pel-slideA late Myrtle Beach rally Monday came up just short in the Pelicans’ 4-3 loss to the Potomac Nationals at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

With Potomac (35-40, 2-3) leading Myrtle Beach (44-30, 1-3) 4-0 in the ninth, the Birds finally crack the scorecard. Eddy Martinez started the frame with a base knock to centerfield. Trent Giambrone reached on a fielder’s choice before advancing to second on Tyler Alamo’s fourth hit of the night, a career-high for the Pelicans’ first baseman. Connor Myers notched the Pelicans’ third hit of the inning to load the bases with just one man retired.

Giambrone advanced home on a ground out from Robert Garcia to give the Birds their first run of the contest. Alamo scored the second run of the game for Myrtle Beach following a defensive miscue. With Myers at third and P.J. Higgins at first, Bryant Flete ripped an RBI single back up the middle to make it a 4-3 ballgame. However, Eloy Jimenez struck out against Gilberto Mendez to end the contest, allowing Mendez to pick up her ninth save.

Both starting pitchers were dealing early on until Potomac broke the scoreless tie in the fifth. Edwin Lora and Rhett Wiseman kicked off the frame with back-to-back singles. Both runners advanced into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt from Matt Reistetter. The fourth batter of the inning, Bryan Mejia, delivered a two-run single down the right field line, scoring both Lora and Wiseman to give the P-Nats the 2-0 advantage.

Ian Sagdal kicked off the eighth inning with a single before he came home on a two-run home run from David Masters to extend the P-Nats lead to 4-0.

Myrtle Beach starter Justin Steele (5-4) tossed 5.2 innings and allowed just two runs, but was outdueled by Potomac righty Nolan Sanburn (3-1). Sanburn tossed seven shutout innings en route to his third win of the year.

Myrtle Beach and Potomac will play game two of the four-game set on Tuesday.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFL

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFLThe past six months have been hectic ones for Hunter [more]

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior Olympics

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Beach volleyball growing on Grand Strand sand

Beach volleyball growing on Grand Strand sandWhat was once a leisurely pick-up game on the beach [more]

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haul

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haulNorth Myrtle Beach believes Ryan Walker is the person to [more]

Injury halts former Chant La Stella's All-Star debut

Injury halts former Chant La Stella's All-Star debut Former Coastal Carolina standout and Los Angeles Angels second baseman [more]

Pelicans well represented at All-Star Futures Game

Pelicans well represented at All-Star Futures GameMyrtle Beach Pelicans’ catcher Miguel Amaya has been selected to [more]

Baseball bonds all ages at Legends for Youth Clinic

Baseball bonds all ages at Legends for Youth ClinicEight former big leaguers - and about 60 aspiring ones [more]

Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior Olympics

Jordans lead MBTFC to wins at Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program New Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach Alyssa Hunter knows she [more]

Soccer Locker ready for final horn after 25 years

Soccer Locker ready for final horn after 25 yearsA child steps up to the counter to purchase his [more]

MB Track and Field Club flies high at Florence meet

MB Track and Field Club flies high at Florence meetThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club combined boys and [more]

Rivers named honorable mention All-American

Rivers named honorable mention All-AmericanCoastal Carolina senior outfielder Kieton Rivers was recognized as a [more]

Trio of Pelicans pitchers are midseason All-Stars

Trio of Pelicans pitchers are midseason All-StarsMyrtle Beach right-handed pitchers Javier Assad, Jesus Camargo and Paul [more]

Grand Strand rec athletes find passion for pickleball

Grand Strand rec athletes find passion for pickleballNearly 100 local recreational athletes put themselves in a real [more]

CCU football loses legend with retirement of Glenn

CCU football loses legend with retirement of GlennCoastal Carolina football chief of staff and director of football [more]

Chants' season ends with stinging defeat to Jackets

Chants' season ends with stinging defeat to JacketsCoastal Carolina baseball had its season come to an end [more]

Coastal wrangles Rattlers to stay alive in Regional

Coastal wrangles Rattlers to stay alive in RegionalThe Chanticleers took an early 3-0 lead and did not [more]

MB Track & Field Club shines at Club Challenge

MB Track & Field Club shines at Club ChallengeThe Myrtle Beach Track and Field Club welcomed 22 clubs [more]

Chants battered by Tigers, drop into losers bracket

Chants battered by Tigers,  drop into losers bracketCoastal Carolina baseball saw a 2-2 tie disappear in the [more]

Chiefs seeking sixth boys hoops coach in nine years

Chiefs seeking sixth boys hoops coach in nine yearsNorth Myrtle Beach is looking for a new boys basketball [more]

Grand Strand dominates state golf course rankings

Grand Strand dominates state golf course rankings Golfweek has unveiled its annual list of the “Best Courses [more]

Hemingway narrows his college wish list to five

Hemingway narrows his college wish list to fiveTonka Hemingway has played enough games with opposing offensive linemen. He’s [more]

Chants headed to Atlanta, face Auburn in first round

Chants headed to Atlanta, face Auburn in first roundCoastal Carolina baseball received the No. 3 seed in the [more]

Chants dig deep, defend Sun Belt championship

Chants dig deep, defend Sun Belt championshipCoastal Carolina outscored the Georgia Southern Eagles 9-1 over the [more]

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title game

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Chanticleers scored nine runs over the first three innings [more]

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFL

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFLThe past six months have been hectic ones for Hunter [more]

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior Olympics

Six MBTFC athletes make National Junior OlympicsThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club was represented by [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach