Pelicans rally for victory over Blue Rocks on Telis’ double

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans led for exactly four batters Wednesday, but it was enough.  The Pelicans edged out the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2, clinching a four game series victory at Pelicans Ballpark.

Tied at two in the bottom of the eighth, Josh Richmond drew a leadoff walk.  He advanced to second on a sac bunt from Odubel Herrera.  With two outs Telis stepped up batting from his natural, albeit weaker right side.  The catcher took two pitches and then came through on a 2-0 count from Antonio Cruz.  Telis rocketed a double to the leftfield corner, scoring Richmond for a 3-2 lead.

The effort for Myrtle Beach was come-from-behind the whole way.  Trailing 2-0, the Pelicans mounted a rally in the fifth.  Finally able to crack Blue Rocks starter Andy Ferguson, the Pelicans picked up four straight hits.  Two runs scored on RBI singles from Teodoro Martinez and Edwin Garcia.

On the mound Jimmy Reyes earned his third win, pitching a season best three innings in relief of Wilmer Font.  The Pelicans starter went five strong, allowing two runs while striking out six.  The loss went to Cruz, his first.

Myrtle Beach (17-9) looks for the four game sweep of Wilmington Thursday at 7:05.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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