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Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Former Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major league debut Monday with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Villanueva is the third Pelicans alumnus to debut in The Show over the last nine days and the 169th player, including the 13th this season, to don a Myrtle Beach jersey and play in the big leagues. A native of Guadalajara in Mexico, Villanueva played third base... 

Pelicans’ three-peat quest snapped by Wood Ducks

Willson Contreras reached base three times Friday in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ 2-1 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks, clinching the Woodies’ first Mills Cup Championship at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark and ending Myrtle Beach’s quest for a third straight Carolina League title. With the game tied at tied at one in the top of the third inning, Down East (2-0) center... 

Birds’ bats silent in opener as series, Cub return to MB

Vimael Machin recorded three hits for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Saturday despite their 4-1 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks in Game 1 of the Southern Division Championship Series from Grainger Stadium. Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras made his first rehab appearance with the Pelicans on Thursday night. The catcher went 0-2 with a hit by pitch before being lifted in the fifth inning by... 

Rain, roster moves throw Pelicans playoff curveball

Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Southern Division Championship Series between the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Down East Wood Ducks has been postponed due to rain. The postseason opener will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Kinston’s Grainger Stadium. The upcoming weather forecast has also altered the best-of-five series into a best-of-three set. The Pelicans will host Game 2 in a seven-inning... 

Pelicans limp into playoffs on heels of Mudcat sweep

The Pelicans’ offense struggled again at Carolina, and the Mudcats completed a four-game sweep of Myrtle Beach on Monday with a 3-1 win at Five County Stadium. Pelicans (73-67, 30-40) starter Oscar De La Cruz (4-3) retired the first two batters of the bottom of the first inning before Monte Harrison and Weston Wilson notched back-to-back doubles to give the Mudcats (73-65, 37-33) a 1-0 lead. In... 

Pelicans post extra-inning, walk-off win in home finale

Connor Myers ‘ 10th inning walk-off single gave the Myrtle Beach Pelicans a 6-5 win over the Carolina Mudcats in the final home game of the regular season at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With Myrtle Beach (71-62, 28-35) trailing Carolina (66-65, 30-33) 5-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Birds’ offense rallied against Mudcats reliever Luke Barker (1-1). Tyler... 

Pelicans capture 2,000th victory for manager Bailey

Thanks to Myrtle Beach’s 5-4 victory over Down East on Thursday, Pelicans skipper Buddy Bailey won the 2,000th game of his illustrious 29-year minor league managing career. According to Baseball Reference, Bailey is the 11th manager in Minor League Baseball history to reach 2,000 career victories. A native of Madison Heights, Va., Bailey owns a career record of 2,000-1,833 (.522) over his 29... 

Wood Ducks ace Pelicans, halt five-game win streak

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ five-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night despite strong appearances out of the bullpen from David Berg and Marc Huberman , who combined for 4.2 scoreless innings, in the Birds’ 2-0 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks at TicketReturn.Com Field. Down East (54-74, 30-29) wasted no time in scoring off Myrtle Beach (69-60, 26-33) starter Kyle Miller... 

Pelicans stay hot; Bailey one win away from 2,000th

Tyler Alamo and Jesse Hodges both recorded three hits in Tuesday’s contest as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games with their 7-3 victory over the Down East Wood Ducks from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With Down East (53-74, 29-29) leading Myrtle Beach (69-59, 26-32) 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Pelicans took their second lead... 

Pelicans utilityman Alamo nets player of week honor

Myrtle Beach Pelicans catcher/first baseman Tyler Alamo has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for August 14-20, the league office announced Monday. Alamo is the first position player on the Pelicans’ roster to collect a weekly award this season. A 24th-round pick in 2013 by the Chicago Cubs out of Cypress High School (Calif.), Alamo went a combined 11-for-28 in eight games, slashing... 
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