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Baez blasts Pelicans past Hillcats to even up series

Jeffrey Baez reached base three times and hit a two-run home run to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-4 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats Saturday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (23-18) got the offense going quickly in a scoreless game in the bottom of the first. With one out, Gleyber Torres socked a triple to the wall in right-center. Ian Happ followed with a single... 

No. 20 Coastal celebrates Senior Day with a bang

Seniors Connor Owings, Zach Remillard, Tyler Chadwick and David Parrett all hits home runs – part of a CCU school-record seven – on Senior Day to lead #20 Coastal Carolina to a 23-4, seven-inning win over Campbell in the teams’ 2016 regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. (The teams mutually decided to end the game after the top of the seventh.) Owings was 3-for-3... 

Conway grad Young, CCU teammate Owings in semis

Former Conway High standout and Coastal Carolina junior designated hitter G.K. Young was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the top player in collegiate and administered by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Young is one of 43 players to be semifinalists and is the fourth Chanticleer to be considered for one of the nation’s top honors, joining... 

Sharks run out of miracles in first-round loss to B-HP

The St. James High baseball team finally ran out of last-inning magic and lost in a pitchers’ duel to Belton-Honea Path in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 3A state baseball championship series. After scoring walk-off wins in all three of their Lower State tournament games, the Cardiac Sharks finally ran into a pitcher who refused to yield to the pressure in B-HP ace Griffin Jester. Jester... 

Jolly 4A Coach of the Year; CF, SJ stars make all-state

The Carolina Forest High baseball team’s season might have ended prematurely, but the accolades keep rolling in for the Panthers. Ranked No. 1 before falling in last weekend’s Lower State final, Carolina Forest had three players named to the Class 4A All-State team on Thursday, as well as Panthers skipper Jack Jolly being honored as the Class 4A Coach of the Year. Jolly, who led the... 

Christian Academy honors four-sport standout Gore

The decision to retire senior Caroline Gore’s jersey was an easy one for Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach. Deciding which jersey to hang on the school’s wall must have been the tougher call. Gore recently became the first female athlete to receive the honor as her No. 1 volleyball jersey was mounted in a frame for permanent display. But it easily could have been for soccer, basketball... 

Balaguert’s hot bat delivers game-winner for Pelicans

Yasiel Balaguert’s fifth-inning home run was just enough to get the Myrtle Beach Pelicans past the Winson-Salem Dash in a 4-3 win at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark Thursday. Balaguert’s homer was his fourth in the last seven games and seventh on the season. He’s also driven in 12 runs over that span. In a scoreless game in the second, Dash outfielder Mason Robbins... 

Cunningham aces Campbell to lift No. 20 Coastal to win

Alex Cunningham struck out nine and Connor Owings was 4-for-4 with three runs scored to lead #20 Coastal Carolina to a 9-1 victory over Campbell Thursday evening at Springs Brooks Stadium. The Chanticleers (38-15, 19-3 Big South) and Camels (26-25, 13-9) will play game two of the series Friday at 6 pm with the series finale set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Prior to the game Saturday, Coastal will honor... 

Athlete of the Week: Alston clears hurdles on, off track

Quick, snap your fingers. The instant it took to complete that simple task is the about the same time frame Alexus Alston came from winning a state championship in the 400 meter hurdles at last weekend’s Class 3A Track & Field Championship at Spring Valley High. Her time of 1:07.34 was a little over a second off the winning pace, but her runner-up finish has fueled her fire for next season. “My... 

Pelicans split doubleheader with Dash thanks to Clifton

Trevor Clifton fanned seven over 5.1 scoreless innings in game two of Wednesday’s twin bill to help the Myrtle Beach Pelicans earn a split of Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Winston-Salem Dash. The Pelicans (21-17) won the second game of the twin bill behind strong pitching from Clifton (2-3) and Jose Rosario, who combined to allow only four hits in seven innings. With the game scoreless... 
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