Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Alamo’s three-home run day propels Pelicans to doubleheader sweep of Blue Rocks

Myrtle Beach’s Tyler Alamo hit three home runs Saturday.
Myrtle Beach’s Tyler Alamo hit three home runs Saturday. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Game 1 Final score

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 9, (at) Wilmington Blue Rocks 1

Turning point

The Pelicans hit four home runs in the second through fifth innings to build 6-0 lead and never looked back.

Offensive star

Tyler Alamo, who had two home runs and went 3-for-4 overall.

Decision takers

Winner: Pelicans reliver Dakota Mekkes (4-1), who allowed one run on three hits and struck out three in two innings.

Loser: Blue Rocks starter Christian Castillo (6-11), who allowed six runs on nine hits and struck out two in 4 1/3 innings.

By the numbers

0Extra-base hits by the Pelicans

2Extra-base hits by the Dash

4Strikeouts by each team

Game 2 Final score

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

Turning point

Trailing 2-1, the Pelicans retook the lead on a two-run home run from Tyler Alamo – his third of the day – and held off the Blue Rocks for a doubleheader sweep.

Offensive star

Alamo, who showed off his power in the second straight game

Decision takers

Winner: Pelicans starter Thomas Hatch (5-10), who allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and struck out four in five innings

Loser: Blue Rocks starter Colin Rodgers (2-5), who allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and struck out two in 4 2/3 innings.

By the numbers

Keeping record

Myrtle Beach 67-59 (24-32), Wilmington 64-61 (25-30)

On deck

Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Wilmington, 1:35 p.m. Sunday

David Wetzel: 843-626-0295, @MYBSports

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