Pelicans take Dash series with double-header sweep

The Myrtle Beach Beach Pelicans, (50-34, 10-5), Class-A Advanced affiliates of the Texas Rangers, swept a double-header Sunday against the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark. The Pelicans won the first game 4-2 and won the second 6-5 in extra innings, taking three of four from the Dash to begin an eight-game road trip.

Drew Robinson paced the offense, going 4-for-6 with two RBIs and two walks on the afternoon.

With the second game tied 5-5 in the eighth inning, Jake Skole drew a two-out walk and scored on an RBI single from Luis Sardinas, who finished the second game 3-for-4 with two runs.

Will Lamb (3-0) earned the win out of the bullpen, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings. With the Pelicans leading 5-4 in the seventh inning, Micah Johnson sent the game to extra innings with an RBI single off Lamb.

The Pelicans jumped out to a 5-0 lead in game two. The Pelicans scored two runs in the first inning of game one. Rougned Odor stroked an RBI single. Later in the inning, Odor got in a rundown between first and second, scoring Robinson from third. Robinson started a three-run fifth-inning rally with a two-run home run. Joe Maloney added a two-out RBI two-bagger.

The Dash would score five unanswered runs to tie the game including back-to-back solo home runs from Rangel Ravelo and Courtney Hawkins in the fifth inning. Hawkins added a two-run triple in the sixth.

Paul Schwendel started game two and went five innings, allowing two earned runs with four hits. He faced the minimum through four innings.

Alec Asher (5-5) got the game one win, allowing two earned runs on four hits over six innings. The right-hander struck out eight and earned his first win since May 17. Francisco Mendoza tallied the final three outs and earned his second save.

Preston Beck capped a four-run third inning in game one with a two-run single to right-center. The Pelicans sent eight men to the plate in the inning and benefited from two walks, including a bases-loaded free pass to Robinson. Edwin Garcia contributed a sacrifice fly in the outburst.

The Pelicans head to Salem to begin a four-game series with the Salem Red Sox. Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (6-5, 3.48) will be opposed by Red Sox right-hander William Cuevas (4-6, 5.42). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. Pregame coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on AM 1050 and FM 101.9 – Fox Sports in Myrtle Beach.

The Pelicans return to TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Friday, July 12, to take on the Winston-Salem Dash. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Slap Koozie. It will also be a “Fiesta Friday” presented by Abuelo’s. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. EST. Tickets are available for purchase online atwww.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by phone at 918-6000.

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