Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pelicans use big inning to further close gap on Buies Creek

Myrtle Beach’s Matt Rose homered Saturday night.
Myrtle Beach’s Matt Rose homered Saturday night. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Final score

(At) Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8, Buies Creek Astros 4

Turning point

Adonis Paula singled in a pair of runs in the fourth inning to give the Pelicans a 2-1 lead and Myrtle Beach added five more – highlighted by an Eddy Martinez three-run home run – in the fifth to pull away.

Offensive star

Pelicans first baseman Matt Rose, who went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Decision takers

Winner: Pelicans starter Oscar De La Cruz (2-2), who allowed one run on three hits and struck out six in six innings.

Loser: Astros starter Justin Ferrell (2-2), who allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out two in 4 1/3 innings..

By the numbers

2Games the Pelicans are behind the Astros in the Carolina League Southern Division standings

4Total home runs

18Combined strikeouts

Keeping record

Buies Creek 19-11, Myrtle Beach 17-13

Up next

Buies Creek at Myrtle Beach, 3:05 p.m. Sunday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports