Lynchburg wins at Myrtle Beach
David Hale allows just one run for the second straight start and this time is rewarded with a win. The Pelicans continued their offensive woes with only three hits and one run in the game, coming off a series in Frederick in which the team scored just one run in three games. The bullpen held Myrtle Beach scoreless in the last three and the Hillcats won 4-1.
The Pelican managed to score first with two of their three hits coming back-to-back in the bottom of the second. Santiago Chirino singled and Jared Hoying doubled, putting runners at second and third with one out. Vinny DiFazio then grounded into a 5-6 fielder’s choice. Hoying was tagged out at third but Chirino came in to score, putting the Pelicans up 1-0.
Lynchburg answered in the top of the fourth. Joey Terdoslavich lined his league-leading 27th double of the season to left-center field. Pelican center fielder, Ryan Strausborger dove past the ball, and Phil Gosselin scored all the way from first to tie the game. Terdoslavich would later score on a fielder’s choice giving the Hillcats a 2-1 lead.
The Hillcats added one more in the seventh, an RBI single for L.V. Ware, and another in the ninth when Keenan Wiley tripled home Christian Bethancourt. They led 4-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth.
Ryan Buchter as expected came in for the save. He hit his first batter before retiring three in a row, converting his 10th save in 10 opportunities this season for the Hillcats.
Hale (2-4) earned the win, surrendering just one run on three hits in six innings. Pelicans’ starter Wilfredo Boscan (3-8) took the loss allowing three runs in seven innings of work.
The Hillcats improved to 11-19 with the win, while the Pelicans fell for the fourth straight night and are now 15-16 in the second half.
The two teams meet again tomorrow night at 7:05 pm. RHP Zeke Spruill (7-8) will start for Lynchburg against fellow righty Justin Grimm (2-2) for Myrtle Beach. Listen live to all the action starting with the Hillcats On-Deck Show powered by Honda/Suzuki of Lynchburg at 6:40 pm on 105.5 KD Country and online at lynchburg-hillcats.com.