Nine-run Astros' fourth deflates Pelicans
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 4, 2017) - Matt Rose racked up three hits, and Pelicans relief pitchers Scott Effross and James Norwood combined to toss 5.1 innings of scoreless baseball, but that was not enough for Myrtle Beach to overcome a nine-run fourth inning from Buies Creek in the Astros' 9-4 win
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 4, 2017) -
As the rain started to pour, the Astros (19-9) drenched the scoreboard with a crooked number in the fourth.
Following a strikeout, Hatch was lifted for
The Pelicans would respond with a run of their own. After Rose was hit by a pitch,
Myrtle Beach would continue their pursuit in the bottom of the sixth inning. The frame started with Higgins reaching first base on the third error of the game committed by Buies Creek. Rose continued his big day as he ripped a double down the left field line to put runners at the corners with nobody out. Spingola would follow Rose with a single to bring in both runners, cutting the deficit to 9-4.
Effross fired 3.1 scoreless frames, and Norwood tossed two blank innings in the defeat.
The Birds would kick off the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. With two men retired in the inning and Carlos Sepulveda at third following his leadoff walk, Rose ripped an RBI single into left, giving the Pelicans the early 1-0 advantage.
Myrtle Beach returns to action Friday at 7:05 p.m. in game two of their four-game series with Buies Creek. LHP
The Pelicans will celebrate Cinco De Mayo, and Taco's and Tallboys will be featured as Friday's Foodie Friday theme.
The 2017 season is the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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