Pelicans rally in ninth inning to shoot down Wood Ducks

pel-2pitchThe Pelicans rallied for two in the seventh and four in the ninth to come from behind and shock the Down East Wood Ducks 7-4 on Sunday, netting Myrtle Beach a series win at Grainger Stadium.

With Myrtle Beach (9-9) down 4-3 in the ninth inning, Robert Garcia and Tyler Pearson each singled with one out against Down East (8-10) reliever Blake Bass (1-1). A walk to Eddy Martinez loaded the bases for Carlos Sepulveda, who lifted a sacrifice fly to center to tie game.

With runners on the corners and two outs, Bryant Flete grounded a ball to short. Wood Ducks shortstop Josh Morgan threw wild to first, allowing Pearson to score the go-ahead run. The next batter was Daniel Spingola, who drove in two more with a double to make it 7-4.

James Norwood worked around a two-out hit in the bottom of the ninth to pick up his first save. With the victory, Myrtle Beach took three of four from Down East, the Birds’ first series win since the opening set of the 2017 season.

The Pelicans trailed 4-1 in the seventh when Adonis Paula singled with two outs. Garcia did the same to put runners on first and second before Pearson lined a base hit to bring in Paula. Martinez pinch-hit and connected on the fourth straight single to cut the Wood Ducks’ lead to 4-3.

From there, Craig Brooks (1-0) struck out four in two dominant innings to earn the win. Dillon Maples also worked 1.2 scoreless frames out of the bullpen.

Myrtle Beach got off to a fast start, with Sepulveda walking and Flete singling to begin the game. A Spingola base hit plated Sepulveda to make it 1-0 in the first. However, Down East starter Tyler Davis retired 15 of the final 17 men he faced in his five innings of work.

The Wood Ducks worked slowly to take control of the game. Eduard Pinto walked to start the bottom of the first. Two batters after that, Chuck Moorman singled. After a fly out, Michael O’Neill lined an RBI double to knot the score at one.

In the second, Ledarious Clark reached on an infield single to begin the inning. Josh Altmann was called out on batter’s interference before Arturo Lara and Pinto each singled to load the bases. Josh Morgan then lofted a sacrifice fly to center to plate Clark and give the Wood Ducks a 2-1 lead.

Down East would add to that advantage in each of the next two frames. An error plated a Wood Ducks run in the third and Pinto connected on a solo shot to begin the fourth to make it 4-1.

Following an off day on Monday, the Pelicans return to TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Tuesday to begin a three-game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

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