Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3, Winston-Salem Dash 0
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.
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Pelicans starter Trevor Clifton, who struck out 10 and received the win after six scoreless innings in which he scattered four hits.
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
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.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-15, 2nd Southern), Winston-Salem Dash (12-22, 4th Southern)