The Myrtle Beach Pelicans' offense was shut down through the first eight innings Wednesday.
But it came to life in the ninth to keep the team alive.
Jason Vosler hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie it up, and Daniel Lockhart hit a walkoff RBI double in the 10th as the Pelicans came from behind to take down Wilmington 3-2 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
"We battled the whole game," Pelicans reliever Josh Conway said. "That's kind of the name of the game; when you get down, you just gotta keep battling and keep fighting and we did that until the last out. It was a really good win tonight for the guys and I think we've got a good stretch going here so hopefully we can keep things rolling."
Conway (2-1) picked up the win in the contest as he tossed three shutout innings out of the bullpen and struck out two. It was the longest outing of the year for the Coastal Carolina product.
"I felt good. We had an off-day [Monday] so that kind of helped out," Conway said. "I was just going in there trying to do my job and just give us a chance to win. I pounded the strike zone; luckily I was able to do that."
The Pelicans have won the three-game series with the Blue Rocks and will try to finish the sweep of Wilmington on Thursday.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2
The Pelicans were trailing by two runs entering the ninth. However, Pelicans outfielder Pin-Chieh Chen had a base hit bunt to lead off the ninth and infielder Jason Vosler hit a two-run homer to tie it up. Then, Daniel Lockhart was the hero in extra innings as he hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the tenth to give Myrtle Beach the victory.
Lockhart, who was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI
W–Josh Conway (2-1). L–Ashton Goudeau (5-3).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (64-45 overall, 23-17 second half), Wilmington Blue Rocks (52-57, 14-25)
1 Walked batter in the contest
3 Season-high innings pitched for Conway, who allowed just two hits
6 Pelicans batters with at least one hit
7 Innings pitched by Myrtle Beach starter Jen-Ho Tseng
He said it
“We got a great start from Tseng; he pitched well. He made just one mistake, which was that hanging changeup to [Mauricio] Ramos. Other than that, he pitched a really good game. And for Conway, it was his first time for him getting up and going out there [for three innings]. He did a hell of a job and was very efficient with his pitches.”
Pelicans manager Mark Johnson
“The balls we did hit hard, [Wilmington] made some really nice plays on. Then you get that huge home run from Vosler to tie it up and then Lockhart winning it in the 10th. Just a really great game.”
▪ Who: Wilmington Blue Rocks at Myrtle Beach Pelicans
▪ When: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday
▪ Where: TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark
▪ Radio: 1450-AM