Cordell Homers Twice in Myrtle Beach Win over Hillcats
Lynchburg - Former Liberty Flame Ryan Cordell hit not one but two home runs Monday night to power Myrtle Beach past the Hillcats 10-4. Cordell blasted a two-run shot in the third and another in the ninth as part of a 3-for-5 night at the plate, driving in five runs. Jose Martinez and Johan Camargo had two hits each for the Hillcats, Camargo hit his first ever-homer in the United States, but the Pelicans earn a 4-game series split in the Hillcats' final home game of the regular season. Myrtle Beach (76-55) scored four runs in the first inning and led for the entire contest. Wes Parsons retired the first two batters of the contest, but Preston Beck doubled to begin a two-out rally. Royce Bolinger walked, and Cordell drove in the first run of the game on a base hit to center field. Chris Grayson followed with a two-run double, and David Lyon's bloop single to left field capped off the opening outburst. Lynchburg (64-68) answered with one run in the bottom half when Blake Brown walked and scored on a throwing error by Nick Vickerson. The Hillcats tallied another in the second when Levi Hyams hit a leadoff single and scored on a base hit by Camargo. The Pelicans restored a four-run lead in the third when Cordell hit a two-run homer. Myrtle Beach put up another two-spot in the fourth on a Bolinger single that plated Lewis Brinson and Christopher Bostick. Lynchburg's final two runs came in the bottom of the fourth. Jose Martinez doubled to open the stanza. Two batters later, Emerson Landoni knocked him in on a groundout to second base. With two outs in the frame, Camargo drove a pitch over the left field fence for his first home run since he hit one in the Dominican Summer League on August 5, 2012. In the ninth, Cordell struck again with a two-run homer to left field to give the Pelicans their 10-4 margin.