Leadoff homer spurs Myrtle Beach Pelicans victory over Potomac Nationals

From staff reportsJuly 4, 2014 

  • Saturday’s game

    Who | Myrtle Beach at Potomac

    When | 6:35 p.m.

    Radio | 1450-AM

    Next homestand | July 11-14 (Lynchburg)

    Ticket information | Call the Pelicans ticket office at 843-918-6000 or 877-918-TIXX

Last night at the ballpark

Pelicans 4, Nationals 2

Game recap | Myrtle Beach (54-29) scored a run in the first inning on a leadoff home run by Chris Garia. They padded their lead with a three-run fifth inning. Christopher Bostick had an RBI single and Nick Williams drove in two more runs with a double. Chad Bell (W, 3-0) allowed just two hits through five innings. Cody Buckel allowed two runs (1 earned) in three innings of work. Dakota Baucus (3-4) took the loss for Potomac (44-38).

Star of the game | Garia, whose leadoff home run was his second of the season.

Stat of the game | 8 - Jose Leclerc’s total saves after Friday’s effort.

•  Transactions | Infielder Hanser Alberto and outfielder Chris Grayson were promoted to Double-A Frisco; Pelicans received outfielder Royce Bolinger (7-day DL), infielder Edwin Garcia (Frisco) and outfielder Lewis Brinson (Low-A Hickory)

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