Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out by Lynchburg Hillcats

The Pelicans’ James Pugliese
The Pelicans’ James Pugliese Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Final score

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Myrtle Beach Pelicans (box score)

Turning point

When Luigi Rodriguez knocked the ninth home run of the series out over the right-center field fence to balloon the lead to 4-0 in the second inning.

The man

James Pugliese, who kept the Pelicans in the game with three shutout, one-hit frames with five strikeouts in relief of Pelicans starter Michael Heesch.

Decision takers

W–Mitch Brown (6-9). L–Heesch (7-1).

Keeping records

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (56-42), Salem Red Sox (47-52)

By the numbers

1 | Losses for Michael Heesch this season. He entered Friday 7-0.

5 | Strikeouts for James Pugliese on Friday, matching a season high.

22 | Runs surrendered by Myrtle Beach in the three-game sweeping at the hands of the Hillcats.

Next up

Who | Carolina Mudcats at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

When | 7:05 p.m. Wednesday

Where | Field at Pelicans Ballpark

Radio | 1450-AM