Potomac Nationals 9, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8
With Myrtle Beach leading by a run in the bottom of the ninth, Potomac center fielder Jack Sundberg sent the offering from the Pelicans’ Pedro Araujo over the right field wall for a walk-off two-run homer.
It’s hard to argue against Sundberg for this honor, going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and three runs batted in, including a walk-off home run to give the Nationals a sweep of the three-game set.
Winner: R.C. Orlan (1-0) allowed a run on one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work, though his teammates picked him up in the bottom of the ninth for him to pick up the win.
Loser: Pedro Araujo (4-1) earned an out in the bottom of the ninth, but that was it as he allowed the two-run homer to Sundberg to give Potomac the game.
By the numbers
4 Runs in the top of the eighth for Myrtle Beach, including a two-run shot by shortstop Zack Short to give the club an 8-7 lead at the time.
9 Potomac has owned the Pelicans this season, scoring nine wins over their Carolina League South foes.
15Pelicans base runners left on base in Thursday’s game.
Myrtle Beach falls to 16-30 over the course of the second half of the Carolina League season, the worst mark among all teams on the circuit. Potomac improves to 20-25 over the same stretch.
Myrtle Beach returns home to take on Carolina for the first of a three-game set between the Southern Division rivals. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.