Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Salem Red Sox 0 (box score)
The seventh inning. Chesny Young had an RBI single and Jacob Rogers capped the big frame with a two-RBI single to give the Pelicans a permanent lead.
Young, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI to increase his Carolina League-leading batting average to .348.
What they’re saying
“[Blackburn] had a good start; second one since coming off the DL. He looked sharp once again; he had his fastball and mixed his changeup in really nicely tonight. Threw a couple of good breaking balls early and then he kind of got tired there at the end and was right at his pitch max so we had to get him out.” – Pelicans manager Mark Johnson
“It’s huge, getting the two-out hits and guys having some clutch ABs. We stranded the runners with the bases loaded early in the game and you’d think it would turn the momentum a little bit but it didn’t with our pitching staff doing a good job and keeping them off the bases. Just a really nice, clean game.” – Johnson
By the numbers
4.2 | Innings pitched by Myrtle Beach starter Paul Blackburn, who was making his second start since a stint on the disabled list.
10 | Strikeouts by Pelicans pitching.
18 | Men left on base (Pelicans 10, Red Sox 8).
38 | Consecutive games that Young has reached base, a new Carolina League record.
W–Michael Heesch (7-0). L–Aaron Wilkerson (7-2).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (13-11 second half, 54-39 overall), Salem Red Sox (11-13, 49-45)
Who | Salem Red Sox at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
When | 7:05 p.m. Monday
Where | TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
Radio | 1450-AM