The Hillcats scored just two runs Thursday night at Myrtle Beach, but J.R. Graham's solid pitching made those two runs stand. Lynchburg gained a split of the four-game series, edging the Pelicans 2-1.
Graham went seven innings, allowing just four hits and one run on his way to a league-leading seventh win of the season.
The first Hillcats run scored in the top of the third inning. Braeden Schlehuber singled to lead off the frame. He was sacrificed to second, and two batters later, Nick Ahmed singled him home. It was 1-0 Lynchburg.
Schlehuber led off the fifth inning with a single as well. Mycal Jones drove in Schlehuber with his lone hit on the night. Schlehuber finished the night, 3-for-4 and scored both Lynchburg runs.
RHP Andrew Wilson recorded his fifth hold of the season with a scoreless eighth, and RHP Juan Jaime got his tenth save in ten opportunities with a scoreless ninth.
The Hillcats are now 30-28 this season. They lead the Northern Division by 2.5 games with just 12 games to play in the first half.
Lynchburg travels home Friday to start a six-day homestand at City Stadium. They will open up with a doubleheader against the Frederick Keys at 6:05 Friday night.