MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (April 14, 2017) - Matt Rose launched a two-run home run, but the long ball stung Myrtle Beach Friday in a 5-2 loss to the Lynchburg Hillcats at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
Daniel Salters kicked off the scoring in the fourth inning, launching a two-run home run over the left field wall to make the score 2-0 in favor of Lynchburg (3-6).
Salters was hit by a pitch with one out in the sixth, and two batters later, Jodd Carter walked to put runners on first and second. Anthony Miller then crushed a three-run shot the other way over the left field wall to give Lynchburg a 5-0 advantage in the sixth inning.
Lynchburg starter Jared Robinson (1-1) was strong in five shutout frames. The right-hander scattered four hits, walked two and struck out two to earn the win.
With the score still 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Trent Giambrone singled with one out. Matt Rose then smashed his second home run of the season to bring the Pelicans within three runs at 5-2.
Brock Hartson worked three innings of shutout baseball in relief for the Hillcats to lock down his first career save.
Saturday's 7:05 p.m. contest features Pelicans' RHP Casey Bloomquist (0-1, 4.50 ERA) against Hillcats RHP Shaio-Ching Chiange (0-1, 3.38 ERA). Coverage begins on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn at 6:50. Saturday's game will be broadcast on WWMB CW21 and MiLB.tv beginning at 7:00.
The Pelicans will be wearing commemorative jerseys in honor of Special Olympics Night. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the first 5,000 fans receive a 2017 magnet schedule. Following the game, all fans can enjoy a Postgame Fireworks Extravaganza presented by East Coast Pyrotechnics Fireworks.
The 2017 season is the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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 each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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