Pelicans shortstop Carlos Penalver hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth as Myrtle Beach beat the Potomac Nationals 4-3 for their fifth straight win and a series sweep before hitting the road for a three-game road trip to Frederick.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Potomac Nationals 3
After Daniel Lockhart reached on a walk to start the ninth inning, Pelicans shortstop Carlos Penalver picked the right time to belt his first home-run of the year -- a two-run shot to left field -- to give Myrtle Beach a walk-off victory.
Penalver, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored.
W–Michael Heesch (8-1)
L–Manny Rodriguez (1-3)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (61-43 overall, 20-15 second half)
Potomac Nationals (48-55, 15-18).
By the numbers
3 | Errors committed (Nationals 2, Pelicans 1).
5 | Pelicans with at least one hit (Chesny Young, Pin-Chieh Chen, Victor Caratini, Cael Brockmeyer, Penalver).
17 | Men left on base (Nationals 9, Pelicans 8).
19 | Combined hits (Nationals 11, Pelicans 8).
He said it
“It’s awesome to come back and pull off the win like that, especially in that fashion; walk-off home runs are always fun. [Penalver] has been doing a great job in late innings and clutch situations. He’s always there helping us out at shortstop so it’s cool to see him pull one off and win one and hit a ball like he did; it was pretty awesome.” – Heesch
“I felt good. I came in and we were losing so my job is just trying to keep us in it. I was just trying my best to keep us there and get our guys back to the dugout so they can go out there and try to win us the game and they came through.” – Heesch
Who | Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Frederick Keys
When | 7 p.m. Friday
Where | Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick, Md.
Radio | 1450-AM