Myrtle Beach, SC - From the Myrtle Beach Pelicans:
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – With the leftover sleep from a 20-inning game the night before still presumably fresh in their eyes, the Pelicans showed a newfound sense of resiliency in Thursday night's series finale of four with the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark.
Southpaw starter Brett Oberholtzer pitched six strong frames in a gutsy effort in which he was hit in the back by a first-inning line drive, and the Pelicans got all the offense they needed in the fifth inning of a 3-1 victory over the Dash to secure a series split.
Winston-Salem took its first lead Thursday night in the same fashion it did in Wednesday's marathon. A solo home run from Justin Greene put the Dash on top 1-0 in the bottom of the third.
The Pelicans, however, took over with a fifth inning marked by productive outs and defensive miscues. Trailing 1-0, Ryan Barba and Cole Miles reached on an error and a single to open the frame.
With the pair aboard, Mike Daniel did the same to right field, but Winston-Salem's Brandon Short hosed Barba at the plate as the Pelicans shortstop tried to score from second base. On the throw, Miles and Daniel went to third and second base, respectively.
With one out, Luis Sumoza smacked a ground ball to third base to score Miles, and Sumoza reached at first on a throwing error charged to Winston-Salem third baseman, and former Braves farmhand, Jon Gilmore.
With one gone and runners at the corners, Gerry Rodriguez grounded out to third base, but while Gilmore's successful throw reached first to retire the Pelicans first baseman, Daniel scored from third. Then, it was Sumoza's turn to run