Pelicans rally past Red Sox with a walk-off wild pitch

pel-garciaThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans won the series finale on a walk-off wild pitch 7-6 against the Salem Red Sox on Sunday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

The Birds avoided being swept for the second time this season with the win and evened the season series with the Sox. The Pelicans remain one game behind the Winston-Salem Dash in the Carolina League Southern Division second-half standings with one month left in the regular season.

The Red Sox (19-23, 52-58) entered the ninth inning trailing 5-4, but retook the lead against Pelicans reliever Abel De Los Santos. Carlos Asuaje led off the frame with a single. After Jantzen Witte struck out swinging, and Mario Martinez hit his second two-run home run of the game with a drive off the scoreboard in left-center field to give the Red Sox the lead at 6-5. The home run was the first De Los Santos had allowed all season, and the blow save was first since last July.

The Pelicans (23-21, 67-45) answered with two runs of their own against Red Sox reliever Madison Younginer to win the game. Edwin Garcia doubled to right field to lead off the inning, and Nick Vickerson walked to give the Birds runners at first and second with nobody out. In the next at-bat, Chris Garia laid down a bunt single to load the bases with nobody out. Christopher Bostick then hit a ground ball to Martinez, who forced Garcia out at home. Trying to finish the double play, Jordan Weems threw off the mark to first base. On the error, Vickerson scored to tie the game at six apiece, and Garia advanced to third, while Bostick reached second. With Preston Beck batting, Younginer threw a wild pitch on a 2-2 offering, and Garia trotted home the winning run.

Salem scored four of the first five runs to go ahead 4-1, and Myrtle Beach starter Victor Payano surrendered all four runs. Pelicans relievers Cody Buckel and Josh McElwee combined to pitch five scoreless innings with nine strikeouts while allowing two hits to hold the Red Sox at four runs. Myrtle Beach scored two runs in the third, one in the fifth, and one in the eighth to take a 5-4 lead heading into the ninth.

Despite surrendering the lead in the top of the ninth, De Los Santos (4-0) earned the win. Younginer (2-3) took the loss.

The Pelicans play their next game on Tuesday night at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware to begin a three-game series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelcians

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