Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach Pelicans hold on to beat Potomac Nationals

Myrtle Beach’s Jonathan Martinez makes a pitch Tuesday.
Myrtle Beach’s Jonathan Martinez makes a pitch Tuesday. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Final score

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Carolina Mudcats 3 (box score)

Turning point

The Pelicans got out to a four-run advantage and escaped with the victory but not before Potomac rallied for three runs, all with two outs in the ninth. Khayyan Norfork hit a two-RBI single and Craig Manuel hit an RBI single off reliever David Berg, but all three runs were earned to Myrtle Beach reliever Fernando Cruz.

The man

Pelicans third baseman Jason Vosler, who went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs and drew a walk.

Decision takers

W–Jonathan Martinez (7-2) . L–Austen Williams (1-3). S–David Berg (2).

Keeping records

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (59-43 overall, 18-15 second half), Salem Red Sox (48-53, 15-16)

By the numbers

3 | Home runs by Vosler in a span of five at-bats over two games.

8 | Innings pitched by Myrtle Beach starter Jonathan Martinez, who allowed only three hits.

13 | Combined hits (Nationals 7, Pelicans 6).

He said it

“I'm just feeling good at the plate and I'm seeing the pitches well. I'm getting good pitches to hit and putting good swings on them. We have a great team and obviously we're in the playoffs already but that doesn't mean we don't want to keep winning games as we get close to the playoffs. We have a great team and we need to just keep grinding out wins.” – Vosler

“Martinez was great, I think he went eight scoreless. Then Cruz came in and got the first two outs quick and ran into a little bit of trouble, but Berg came in and shut it down. The pitching was good tonight.” – Vosler

Next up

Who | Potomac Nationals at Myrtle Beach Pelicans

When | 7:05 p.m. Wednesday

Where | Field at Pelicans Ballpark

Radio | 1450-AM