Dash out-slug Birds in series opener

Bullpen delivers scoreless outing, offense quiet in loss

Zach Davis went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Birds' 5-2 loss to the Dash on Thursday. (Larry Kave - Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Noah Cloonan / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | June 6, 2019 9:40 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 6, 2019)- The Winston-Salem Dash ripped 12 hits and plated five runs to take game one of the four-game series over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans by a score of 5-2 on Thursday night from BB&T Ballpark.

Winston Salem (34-24) found the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning when Jameson Fisher ripped a two-out, RBI double that gave the Dash a 1-0 lead.

Craig Dedelow then launched a solo homer in the second to extend the Dash lead to 2-0. 

In the third inning, Carlos Perez laced a two-out RBI single that made it 3-0 in favor of the Dash. 

Myrtle Beach put a run back on the board in the sixth inning when Cam Balego was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Luke Reynolds to cut the gap to 3-1.

The Dash erased the doubt in the bottom of the sixth inning when Dedelow launched an RBI double that made it 4-1 and Winston-Salem added another when Yeyson Yrizarri lined an RBI single that ballooned the lead to 5-1. 

Balego singled home a run in the eighth that brought the Birds to within three, but Jose Nin entered in the ninth to lock down his sixth save of the season for the Dash in a 5-2 win.

Game two of the series between the Pelicans and the Dash will start at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. Luis Lugo (1-3, 3.25) will take the hill for the Birds against Jorgan Cavanerio (1-0, 3.74) for the Dash.

Coverage will begin at 6:45 p.m. on the Pelicans Baseball Network which is available on the TuneIn App, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast and MiLB First Pitch app.

The 2019 season is the 21st season for the Pelicans franchise and fifth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.

ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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