Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Home runs help Frederick Keys slug way past Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach’s P.J. Higgins hit a solo home run Monday night.
Myrtle Beach’s P.J. Higgins hit a solo home run Monday night. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Final score

(At) Frederick Keys 13, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8

Turning point

After the Pelicans erased a 4-0 deficit with a five-run top of the fourth, the Keys took the lead for good on a grand slam by Ademar Rifaela in the bottom of the frame.

Offensive star

Frederick’s Yermin Mercedes, who went 3-fo-5 with a home run and four RBIs.

Decision takers

Winner: Frederick reliever Jay Flaa (2-2), who allowed one run on two hits and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings.

Loser: Myrtle Beach starter Kyle Miller (2-3), who allowed six runs on six hits in three innings.

By the numbers

3Home runs by Frederick

3:40Game duration

13Earned runs allowed by Myrtle Beach pitchers

Keeping record

Myrtle Beach 56-51 (13-24 second half), Frederick 49-56 (18-18)

On deck

Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Frederick Keys, 7 p.m. Tuesday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports

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