Pelicans blank Mudcats, 1-0, go for sweep on Wednesday


MYRTLE BEACH (July 2, 2019)- The Myrtle Beach Pelicans used a trio of pitchers to shutout the Carolina Mudcats 1-0 on Tuesday night from Field at Pelicans Ballpark. 

Runs came at a premium for the Pelicans (7-6, 28-52) and Mudcats (6-7, 45-37) in the second game of the series and the Birds did not break through until the bottom of the fifth inning. 

After Tyler Durna laced his first High-A single to left field to lead off the inning, the Pelicans brought him in to score on an RBI single from D.J. Wilson that made it 1-0 in favor of the Birds.

Ryan Kellogg (W, 2-5) tossed five, shutout innings as he delivered his best start of the season for the Pelicans. The southpaw allowed just two hits and retired 12 in a row at one point to earn his second win of the year. 

Nelson Hernandez (L, 8-6) was equally as good for the Muddies as he surrendered just the one run on seven hits across six innings in a quality start for Carolina. 

Enrique De Los Rios made a splash in his first home appearance of the year as he tossed two scoreless innings for the Birds before Jesus Camargo nailed down the six-out save for the Pelicans as the Birds hold on for the 1-0 win.

The Pelicans will go for the series sweep on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. RHP Erich Uelmen (2-2, 4.05) will start for the Pelicans against RHP Noah Zavolas (4-3, 3.07) for the Mudcats.

Courtesy: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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