SALEM, Va. (April 29, 2018) - A four-run fourth inning and strong pitching from Matt Swarmer and Bailey Clark Sunday led the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 5-3 win and series victory over the Salem Red Sox from Haley Toyota Field.In a scoreless game, Vimael Machin and Jhonny Pereda began
SALEM, Va. (April 29, 2018) - A four-run fourth inning and strong pitching from Matt Swarmer and Bailey Clark Sunday led the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 5-3 win and series victory over the Salem Red Sox from Haley Toyota Field.
In a scoreless game, Vimael Machin and Jhonny Pereda began the fourth inning with base hits. Wladimir Galindo served an RBI double to right against Salem (14-10) starter Hildemaro Requena (0-1). Tyler Alamo followed with an RBI single before Kevonte Mitchell launched a sacrifice fly to put the Pelicans (9-15) ahead 3-0. Two batters later, a Red Sox error plated Alamo to widen the gap to 4-0.
Austin Upshaw began the fifth inning with a single. After a pop out, Pereda smashed an RBI triple to make it 5-0 Myrtle Beach.
That was all the offense the Pelicans' staff would need. Swarmer (2-2) yielded one run on five hits in five innings, striking out five against two walks to earn the win. In his High-A debut, Clark recorded four strikeouts in three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Jhon Romero got the final three outs to seal the win.
With the Birds ahead 5-0 in the fifth, Roldani Baldwin's RBI single with two outs got the Red Sox on the board. A Tyler Hill RBI double and Baldwin RBI single with two outs in the ninth brought the tying run to the plate, but Romero struck out Bobby Dalbec to end the ballgame.
Following Monday's off day, the Pelicans host the Carolina Mudcats to begin a three-game series with Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. first pitch at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. RHP Keegan Thompson (0-2, 4.19 ERA) takes the ball for Myrtle Beach against Muddies LHP Nathan Kirby (0-1, 4.66 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, TuneIn and the MiLB First Pitch app.
Tuesday's contest means $2 Tacos and Tallboys presented by Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant. Fans can purchase $2 tacos and $2 16 oz. Bud and Bud Light cans from 6-8 p.m.
The 2018 season is the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth 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. The park 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 as well. In June 2017, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans have 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 emailing [email protected].