Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach Pelicans hold on to beat Carolina Mudcats Field at Pelicans Ballpark Field at Pelicans Ballpark

Final score

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6, Carolina Mudcats 5

Turning point

Second baseman Ian Happ hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to extend Myrtle Beach’s advantage to six runs and the Pelicans held off the Mudcats for the win.

The man

Pelicans starter Jake Stinnett, who fanned seven and allowed just one run on three hits and no walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Play of the game

With two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning, Happ stretched out and made a nice play to get Stephen Gaylor out at second base and end the inning without a run crossing the plate.

Feeling hot

Third baseman Jason Vosler has made the most of his time in Myrtle Beach thus far with a team-high .351 batting average and nine RBIs in 17 games.

He said it

Decision takers

W–Jake Stinnett (2-0, 2.55 ERA); L–Ryan Lawlor (1-1, 5.09); SV–David Berg (3)

By the numbers

Keeping records

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (9-8, 2nd Southern), Carolina Mudcats (7-10, T-3rd Southern).

Max McKinnon: 843-626-0302, @mmckinnonTSN