Pelicans swept, scoreless streak reaches 24 innings

pel-playayplate

Right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng pitched six perfect innings for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans before his bid at history was snapped by a lead-off single in the top of the seventh. That hit would go on to sink the Birds against the Winston-Salem Dash, who took away a 1-0 win at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

The Pelicans have not scored a run in 24 consecutive innings as the Dash completed a three-game series sweep.

Tseng fired a career-high eight innings on Thursday, and he held the Dash off the base paths through the first six while racking up five strikeouts. Center fielder Adam Engel, who also ended Duane Underwood Jr.’s no-hit bid with a lead-off single in the seventh on April 18, became the first Dash baserunner when he repeated the feat by singling to left field to open the seventh. A sacrifice bunt moved him into scoring position, and third baseman Trey Michalczewski loped a single to right field to give the Dash (39-45, 9-5 second half) the only run of the game.

Tseng remained on the mound for the eighth inning, hitting the first batter he faced, but bounced back by turning the tail end of a spectacular double play. On a ground ball to first base, Jacob Rogers fired to second where Carlos Penalver turned the play back to first, and Tseng slid feet-first into the base while catching the ball in the air. He then worked out of the frame with a ground out to second.

In the last six games against the Dash, the Pelicans (46-38, 5-10 second half) have dropped five of them and three by just one run. Thursday’s loss marked the first back-to-back shutouts the Birds have suffered since June 6-7 of last season, and the offense has been scoreless over its last 24 innings.

Right-hander Matt Heidenreich dueled alongside Tseng, retiring the first 11 Pelicans batters he faced, but Jeimer Candelario snapped Heidenreich’s run with a two-out double off the right field wall in the fourth. The Birds would load the bases in that inning but failed to score when Kevin Brown grounded out to second base.

The Pelicans put runners into scoring position in the seventh and eighth innings but failed to score. In the ninth, Brown crushed a two-out double to deep right-center field, but Penalver struck out swinging against Euclides Leyer to end the ballgame.

Right-hander Josh Conway pitched a scoreless ninth inning in which he allowed one hit and a walk, but the righty struck out the final two batters he faced.

Heidenreich (9-2) totaled five strikeouts and one walk in his seven innings on the mound. His nine wins are the most in the Carolina League. Leyer shut out the Pelicans in the eighth and ninth innings en route to his first save of the season.

Tseng (2-6) took the tough-luck loss after allowing just one earned run on two base hits. The right-hander fanned five batters without allowing a walk.

The Pelicans continue their homestand when they begin a four-game set against the Carolina Mudcats on Friday. The first pitch from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Photo by Larry Kave/MB Pelicans

Week 4: Seahawks top CF; Sharks, Chiefs roll to wins

Week 4: Seahawks top CF; Sharks, Chiefs roll to winsA year ago, Darius Hough decided the only bright lights [more]

Thursday Roundup: NMB, CF volleyball roll in region

Thursday Roundup: NMB, CF volleyball roll in regionThe Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach volleyball teams remained [more]

Gilmore makes home run for hall of fame induction

Gilmore makes home run for hall of fame inductionCoastal Carolina baseball head coach Gary Gilmore will be inducted [more]

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four stars to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four stars to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Week 4: Seahawks top CF; Sharks, Chiefs roll to wins

Week 4: Seahawks top CF; Sharks, Chiefs roll to winsA year ago, Darius Hough decided the only bright lights [more]

Thursday Roundup: NMB, CF volleyball roll in region

Thursday Roundup: NMB, CF volleyball roll in regionThe Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach volleyball teams remained [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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