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Pair of Pelicans traded in Cubs’ deal for Chapman

The Chicago Cubs today acquired left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees for infielder Gleyber Torres, right-handed pitcher Adam Warren, and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.  Chapman is expected to join the Cubs for tomorrow night’s game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Chapman, 28, is 3-0 with 20 saves and a 2.01 ERA (7 ER/31.1 IP)... 

Sun Belt commish credits CCU for league’s ascent

Although Coastal Carolina won’t be eligible to compete for the Sun Belt Conference football title in 2016, the addition of the Chanticleers has already had a major impact on the mid-major league – both on the gridiron and in other sports. CCU coach Joe Moglia spoke at the Sun Belt Media Days in New Orleans on Monday about the excitement of the Chants joining the league. Sun Belt commissioner... 

Pelicans tally eight straight to complete comeback win

A four-run seventh helped the Myrtle Beach Pelicans rally from four runs down for the second straight night Monday, scoring eight answered runs to beat the Carolina Mudcats 9-5 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (53-48, 17-14) failed to mount a comeback of more than three runs in each of their first 99 games before doing so on consecutive nights. Myrtle Beach cut a 5-1... 

O’Dell wins state swim title, leads strong CAC showing

South Carolina Swimming welcomed swimmers from 22 Swim Clubs to its annual Long Course Championship meet this weekend at the Carolina Natatorium on the campus of the University of South Carolina, and the Myrtle Beach-based Coastal Aquatic Club came home with a state champion and club record holder in Jordyn O’Dell. O’Dell won the gold medal in the 100 backstroke with a club-record setting... 

Local stars impress scouts at Big Shots hoops tourney

Several local big shots lived up to their billing at the Big Shots Myrtle Beach AAU basketball tournament over the weekend. Competing in the summer showcase at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center against players and teams from across the country, three local players had major impacts while college recruiters were looking on. Carolina Forest rising senior Duane Moss scored 15 points in helping lead Flight... 

Pelicans sweep Rocks for first place, landmark win

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans rallied for six runs in the bottom of the third to take over first place in the Carolina League Southern Division standings and help manager Buddy Bailey pick up his 1,900th career win in a 6-4 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks Sunday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Down 4-0 entering the bottom of the third, Jesse Hodges walked before Andrew Ely singled... 

Pelicans literally welcome newborn baby into world

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans almost became the Myrtle Beach Storks on Saturday night as the team welcomed its newest fan into the world. During the Pelicans 9-0 shutout of the Wilmington BlueRocks, a fan’s water broke and she went into labor. After being checked by on-site EMTs, Somchai and Cassandra Rollins, from Sumter, SC, headed to Conway Medical Center where they welcomed a healthy baby... 

Girls of Summer: Fastpitch taking the field for Pelicans

The Pennsylvania Rebellion is one of the newest teams in the National Pro Fastpitch professional softball league, but is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable. The Washington, Pa. based team is hosting two games at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 against the Texas-based Scrapyard Dawgs. The team plays most of their home... 

Myrtle Beach All-Stars win Dixie Youth championship

The Myrtle Beach All-Star baseball team is officially the Dixie Youth Majors state champion. Now the 12-and-under team hopes to follow the footsteps of Coastal Carolina University by bringing home a World Series title. Myrtle Beach claimed the championship Thursday in Union by defeating Maple Park 6-4 on the backs of three home runs, including a walk-off, game-winning two-run homer by Tate Hanna... 

Coastal’s Beckwith named Big South Athlete of Year

Coastal Carolina junior pitcher Andrew Beckwith has been voted the 2015-16 Big South Howard Bagwell Male Athlete of the Year. Liberty’s Ednah Kurgat (basketball) was named the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. The honors are bestowed based upon a vote of the League’s Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Sports Information Directors. This marks the third consecutive... 
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