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Myrtle Beach Pelicans close out homestand with win over Winston-Salem

Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out Winston-Salem Dash

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans closed out a series win over the Winston-Salem Dash with a 3-0 shutout win Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field.
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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans closed out a series win over the Winston-Salem Dash with a 3-0 shutout win Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field.

Final score

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3, Winston-Salem Dash 0

Turning point

Third baseman Jason Vosler scored the game’s first run, a solo homer that landed on Myrtle Beach’s clubhouse beyond the right field wall to give the Pelicans a 1-0 lead in the second inning and they never looked back.

The man

Pelicans starter Trevor Clifton, who struck out 10 and received the win after six scoreless innings in which he scattered four hits.

Feeling hot

The 22-year-old Vosler hasn’t slowed down and is now batting .333 on the season with 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored in 31 games.

By the numbers

2Extra-base hits (double, home run) by Vosler, who was the only Pelican with multiple knocks

4Men left on base by Myrtle Beach

6.5Games that separate first-place Salem Red Sox and Pelicans

15Strikeouts recorded by the Myrtle Beach pitching staff

Decision takers

W–Clifton (1-3, 3.10 ERA). L–Thaddius Lowry (1-3, 3.55); SV–James Farris (6).

He said it

This game was really well-pitched; our guys did a great job. Clifton did a good job coming out, throwing strikes and being aggressive and Tommy [Thorpe] and Farris finished it off. The pitching has just been great all year.Obviously, Clifton was the story of the game; he was on top of his game tonight. He had a plus curveball, and he was locating his fastball really good in-and-out, which gave him the contrast back-and-forth. It was a fairly easy night for him. I think he had multi runners one or two innings, but was never really in a lot of trouble. Then Thorpe, for the first time going from the starting rotation to the bullpen, got the five guys out fairly easy and did a great job. Farris got in trouble with the first two, but then after that retired the last four and we won.Vosler had the big game offensively with the home run and the double. … It was a quick game; we pitched really good, we made all the plays defensively but you have to compliment [Winston-Salem]. They played a really nice ballgame, and that was as good of a [Class] A-ball game you’ll see because the pitching was so good tonight.

Bailey

Keeping records

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-15, 2nd Southern), Winston-Salem Dash (12-22, 4th Southern)

Max McKinnon: 843-626-0302, @mmckinnonTSN

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