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CAC, Riptides net top times at S.C. Long Course meet

South Carolina Swimming held its annual Long Course Championship meet this past weekend at the Carolina Natatorium on the campus of the University of South Carolina. This year, 662 swimmers from 24 swim clubs participated in the state championship meet.  Swimmers were restricted to competing in 8 individual events over the four-day meet (even if they had qualified to swim in more races).  Coastal... 

Markey finds the mark as Pelicans shut out Mudcats

Pitcher Brad Markey led the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Mudcats at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Sunday. Markey recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings to help the Birds snap a four-game losing streak. Daniel Lockhart ended a different streak when he put the Birds on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning. With Kevin Brown aboard... 

Mutiny’s late rally comes up short to end record season

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny’s record-setting season finally came to an end Saturday night, but the NPSL South Division finalists didn’t go down without a fight. The Mutiny rallied from a three-goal deficit to come within one score of visiting Chattanooga FC, but they couldn’t get the equalizer to go down in the final minutes and suffered a 3-2 loss in the second round of the NPSL... 

Murrells Inlet Post 178 falls short in AL state title quest

Murrells Inlet Post 178 suffered a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the American Legion Seniors state baseball tournament at Riley Park in Sumter on Saturday, followed by a 6-1 loss to Gaffney in the consolation game Sunday. After rallying to take their first lead of the game in the eighth inning, Murrells Inlet saw Union Post 22 score the tying and game-winning runs in the ninth for a... 

Pelicans suffer second straight shutout defeat

A pitchers’ duel ensued into the sixth inning on Saturday night, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were bested by the Carolina Mudcats 1-0 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Birds have now lost four consecutive games after winning eight in-a-row from July 13‒21. In his third start since returning from the disabled list on July 13, Pelicans starter Paul Blackburn stretched his consecutive... 

USC’s Staley, Wilson lead Team USA to Pan-Am gold

South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson broke the USA Basketball record for points scored in a FIBA U19 World Championship game as her 30 powered the Americans past Russian 78-70 at the Sports Palace Olympiskyi on Sunday. The United States needed runs late in both halves to hold off the host Russians as head coach Dawn Staley steered USA Basketball to its sixth-straight gold medal at the event.... 

Ex-Pelican Herrera saves no-hit bid in big leagues

One of the most popular players in Myrtle Beach Pelicans history also did a lot to endear himself to fans of the Philadelphia Phillies – and pitcher Cole Hamels – on Saturday. Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera, who spent parts of the past three seasons with the Pelicans, made two tough catches to preserve Hamel’s no-hitter and a 5-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Herrera, who... 

Spurrier gets a dose of his own medicine

From our “Things that make you go Hmmm…” department, what was up with South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier’s impromptu press conference the other day? You know, the one where he denied that he was getting old and cranky by acting old and cranky. “I got some enemies out there, I got some guys talking and writing and it’s all part of the game,” said... 

Pelicans limp home after series sweep by Hillcats

A pair of triples and a two-run home run overcame the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as the Lynchburg Hillcats completed a series sweep with a 5-0 win on Friday night at Calvin Falwell Field. Lynchburg hit nine home runs in the three-game set and handed the Pelicans just their third series sweep of the year. In the bottom of the first, Pelicans starter Michael Heesch worked out of a bases-loaded jam by... 

Hillcats hammer hat trick of homers to handle Pelicans

For the second consecutive game, home runs sank the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as the Lynchburg Hillcats powered their way to a 7-3 win at Calvin Falwell Field on Thursday night. Lynchburg hit a season-high five homers in their win on Wednesday before launching three more in the first four innings on Thursday. The Hillcats (46-52, 13-15 second half) tallied first thanks to third baseman Paul Hendrix,... 
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