The Pelicans got out to a big lead, starter Daury Torrez made a quality start and Myrtle Beach held on to beat Potomac for its fourth straight win.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8, Salem Red Sox 5
Pelicans outfielder Trey Martin hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Myrtle Beach a six-run advantage. Then, Potomac put up three runs against Myrtle Beach in next frame but reliever Jasvir Rakkar came in and tossed a shutout ninth inning to down the Nationals.
Martin, who went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and had his first longball of the year. He also scored two runs.
W–Daury Torrez (8-6).
L–Matthew Spann (0-6).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (60-43 overall, 19-15 second half),
Potomac Nationals (48-54, 15-17).
By the numbers
0 | walks allowed by Myrtle Beach pitching.
3 | Stolen bases by Pelicans (Daniel Lockhart, Kevin Brown, Martin).
9 | Pelicans that reached base.
12 | Number of saves by Myrtle Beach reliever Jasvir Rakkar, which is second-most in the Carolina League.
24 | Combined hits (Pelicans 12, Nationals 12).
He said it
“Any time you get a ‘W’ it’s always good to go home; it helps you sleep at night. I think we’ve been kind of getting unlucky with some cheap hits just squeaking past the infield that are going against us the past couple of games. But fortunately our bullpen is able to kind of suck it up, be big for us and battle through it.” – Pelicans first baseman Cael Brockmeyer
“That’s a huge spot to come in and [Martin] definitely picked the right time to hit his first homer of the year for sure. It definitely gives us a little more comfort going out there on defense and our pitchers are able to execute their pitches better with a comfortable lead. ... We need to keep this win streak going and I think we’re playing some good baseball right now. It would be great to finish the sweep on Thursday.” – Brockmeyer
Who | Potomac Nationals at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
When | 7:05 p.m. Thursday
Where | TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
Radio | 1450-AM