Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 1 (box score)
In the first inning, Pelicans catcher Cael Brockmeyer belted a two-RBI single to give Myrtle Beach a quick 2-0 advantage.
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Pelicans starter Paul Blackburn, who allowed just one run as he fanned nine and allowed four hits in seven innings.
W–Blackburn (6-5). L–Mitch Brown (8-11). S–David Garner (1).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (70-48 overall, 29-20 second half), Lynchburg Hillcats (61-58, 28-21)
1Walk drawn by Pelicans infielder Jason Vosler, who has at least one walk in each of his past 11 games
2Hits by Myrtle Beach outfielder Pin-Chieh Chen, who was the only player with two hits
3Two-out RBIs by the Pelicans
8Combined hits (Pelicans 4, Hillcats 4)
9Strikeouts by Blackburn, a season high
He said it
“[Blackburn] was good tonight. He worked fast, he was efficient with his fastball, he made some great pitches with his changeup and he kept the ball off the barrell. He got some groundballs and punched out quite a few guys tonight, too. He’s progressively getting better and it’s been fun to watch him bounce back after that injury and finish strong.” – Pelicans manager Mark Johnson
“Tonight I didn’t try to do too much. I just tried to get ahead of guys quick, locate well down in the zone, change speeds, keep them off-balance and they’re a good fastball hitting team so I tried to mix my changeup a lot tonight and it worked out for me.” – Blackburn
“[Brockmeyer] came up with a big hit in the first inning. They’ve been swinging the bat well all year and they’ll just keep on doing it. It’s fun to watch.” – Blackburn
“[Vosler] is a grinder. He works extremely hard pregame in the weight room and in [batting practice]. He’s just a true professional, he goes about his business the right way and he always puts together great at-bats. He’s just a really strong competitor and loves to compete; that’s the bottom line when it comes down to it.” – Johnson
Who | Lynchburg Hillcats at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
When | 6:05 p.m. Sunday
Radio | 1450-AM