Pelicans dominate Winston-Salem in series opener

Marquez shines, offense explodes in 10-1 win over Dash

Brailyn Marquez fired five, hitless innings and struck out four in his High-A debut. (Larry Kave - Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Noah Cloonan / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | August 6, 2019 9:31 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 6, 2019)- Brailyn Marquez dominated in his first High-A start and combined with Ethan Roberts to no-hit the Winston-Salem Dash through 6.1 innings in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 10-1 win on Tuesday night from TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

The Pelicans (23-22, 44-68) dominance on Tuesday started early. Brailyn Marquez (W, 1-0) tossed a 1-2-3 top half of the first inning and struck out a pair to jumpstart what was a brilliant outing for the southpaw. 

Marquez tossed five, hitless innings for the Pelicans in his High-A debut and struck out four in the win. 

The Pelicans backed Marquez with some offense in the bottom of the second inning. Delvin Zinn led off the inning with a double off of Zach Lewis (L, 5-6) and came in to score on a single from Aramis Ademan that made it 1-0. Later in the inning, Ademan scored on a Grant Fennell RBI single and the Pelicans took a 2-0 lead into the third inning. 

In the third, the Pelicans added three more runs to their lead. Ademan and Eric Gonzalez each lined RBI singles to push two runs across and Kevonte Mitchell notched an RBI on a sacrifice fly that made it 5-0 Myrtle Beach.

The Pelicans blew the ballgame wide open in the sixth inning. After the Pelicans loaded the bases with no one out, Miguel Amaya drew a bases loaded walk that made it 6-0. Two batters later, Zinn doubled off the left field wall and drove in three on the play. On the very same play, a throwing error allowed Zinn to come all the way around to score and the little-league homer for Zinn made it 10-0 Pelicans. 

Winston-Salem (21-23, 59-49) found the scoreboard in the eighth inning off of Scott Effross . After Efross retired the first two batters without incedent, Steele Walker doubled down the right field line and scored on a bloop single from Andrew Vaughn that made it 10-1. 

The Pelicans and Dash will play game two of the three game series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Javier Assad (3-8, 3.79) will take the hill for the Pelicans against RHP Jorgan Cavanerio (7-1, 2.95) for the Dash. Coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv and on the Pelicans Baseball Network which is available on the TuneIn App, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast and MiLB First Pitch app.

Wednesday will be a Weiner Wednesday presented by WPDE. 

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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