Pelicans Can’t Quite Erase 6-Run Deficit In Loss To Seagulls
June 25, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA
Pelicans fought back after falling down by six runs in the eighth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in an 8-7 defeat to Seagulls on Sunday. Pelicans scored five runs in the failed comeback on a single by Tom Kelley, a by Justin Burrell, a double by Nick Graham, and a single by Joe Klingensmith.
Pelicans fell behind early in the loss. Seagulls scored on a stolen base in the first inning and a single by Andrew Poirier in the second inning.
Seagulls took an early lead in the first inning. Seagulls scored one run on a stolen base in the first inning.
After Seagulls scored one run in the top of the fourth, Pelicans answered with one of their own.Seagulls scored when Garrett Houston hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run. Pelicans then answered when Bryan Johnsen induced Justin Burrell to ground out, but one run scored.
Pelicans evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning. Harrison Sabo doubled on the first pitch of the at bat in the first inning, scoring one run.
Seagulls took the lead for good with one run in the second inning. In the second Poirier singled off of Cody Burnham, driving in one run.
Pelicans scored five runs in the eighth inning. Pelicans scored on a single by Tom Kelley, a double by Nick Graham, and a single by Joe Klingensmith.
Seagulls scored four runs in the eighth inning. Seagulls’s big inning was driven by a error and a double by Luis Diaz.
Johnsen earned the win for Seagulls. He tossed seven and a third innings, giving up six runs, eight hits, and striking out six. Two relievers helped Seagulls close out the victory. John Wicksier threw one inning. Wicksier recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Seagulls. Burnham took the loss for Pelicans. He pitched seven innings, surrendering four runs, nine hits, and striking out six.
Pelicans had 11 hits in the game. Jackson Peterson, Pat Downey, and Sabo each collected multiple hits for Pelicans. Graham and Burrell each drove in two runs to lead Pelicans.
Seagulls collected 12 hits. Diaz, Patrick Keohane, Jordeyn Lewis, and Poirier each collected multiple hits for Seagulls. Diaz led Seagulls with three hits in five at bats.
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