MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (July 20, 2019) - Trailing 3-0, Salem runners applied the pressure to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans defense, spurring chaos and a 5-4 win Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field.How it Happened * Enmanuel De Jesus and Jeffrey Passantino tangled in a pitchers' duel through six innings of
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (July 20, 2019) - Trailing 3-0, Salem runners applied the pressure to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans defense, spurring chaos and a 5-4 win Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field.
How it Happened
* Enmanuel De Jesus and Jeffrey Passantino tangled in a pitchers' duel through six innings of scoreless baseball before a home run from Miguel Amaya in the bottom of the sixth cracked the board open and gave Myrtle Beach a 2-0 lead.
* Grant Fennell gave the Birds 3-0 insurance in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single.
* Salem sparked in the eighth frame. Ryan Fitzgerald drew a walk and Victor Acosta singled to place two men on. With two outs, Edgar Corcino lined a deep single to centerfield, Ryan Fitzgerald scored as the throw came in to home plate, catcher Miguel Amaya attempted to throw to third base to tag Victor Acosta and the shot fell into left field. Acosta and Corcino scored to draw even, 3-3.
* Tyler Durna reclaimed the lead for Myrtle Beach in the bottom of the frame with an RBI single to advance 4-3 over Salem.
* Patience at the plate and aggression on the base path paid off again for the Sox in the ninth inning. Dylan Hardy started the frame with a walk, Nick Lovullo reached on an error to push runners to the corners. Again with two outs, Ryan Fitzgerald delivered a two-run double for Salem's first lead, 5-4.
* Andrew Schwaab shut the door on Myrtle Beach, striking out three and leaving two stranded to secure the win and his eighth save.
* Ryan Fitzgerald: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, R, 2B
* Edgar Corcino: 1-for-3, RBI, R
* Zach Schellenger: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K - W (1-0)
* Andrew Schwaab: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - S (8)
* Enmanuel De Jesus: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
* Fitzgerald's ninth inning double extended his hit streak to nine games.
* DeJesus' performance is his second consecutive quality start.
* The Red Sox have rallied from behind to win three times in the past seven games.
Salem Red Sox at Myrtle Beach Pelicans Saturday, July 21 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM EST.
RHP Daniel Gonzalez vs. RHP Paul Richan
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The Salem Red Sox are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and call Haley Toyota Field in Salem, Virginia home. The team was founded in 1968 and purchased by Fenway Sports Management in December of 2007. For more information on the Salem Red Sox, please visit SalemRedSox.com or contact Melanie Newman at [email protected].