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Ex-Pelicans fill major roles in Cubs’ World Series title

With Game 7 of the World Series hanging in the balance and the Chicago Cubs reeling after blowing a late three-run lead, the Lovable Losers appeared poised to extend their 108-year streak of disappointment. But they found inspiration from a pair of unlikely sources – a 17-minute rain delay courtesy of Mother Nature, and a motivational speech from former Myrtle Beach Pelican Jason Heyward. Heyward,... 

Burks grabs third straight Golden Glove for Pelicans

Myrtle Beach Pelicans outfielder Charcer Burks has been named a 2016 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipient for defensive excellence in left field, Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced Monday. For the third year in a row, a Myrtle Beach player has won a Gold Glove, with Burks following Hanser Alberto (shortstop, 2014) and Trey Martin (center field, 2015). Burks... 

Pelicans win back-to-back Mills Cup Championships

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans have won the 2016 Carolina League Championship after defeating the Lynchburg Hillcats 5-3 Wednesday at Calvin Falwell Field at Lynchburg City Stadium, taking the Mills Cup Championship Series 3-1. The title is the Pelicans’ second title in as many years, marking the first time since the 1985-86 Winston-Salem Spirits that a team has repeated as the outright Carolina... 

Clifton pitches Pelicans one win away from title repeat

Trevor Clifton scattered three hits over six shutout innings to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 7-0 win Tuesday at Calvin Falwell Field at City Stadium, leaving the Pelicans one win away from their second straight Mills Cup Championship. Clifton (2-0) fanned five and did not walk a batter, earning his second postseason win in as many tries. Pelicans (2-1) leadoff man Charcer Burks doubled to... 

Pelicans rally in fifth inning to tie championship series

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans erupted for five runs in the bottom of the fifth to beat the Lynchburg Hillcats 8-3 Sunday and even the Mills Cup Championship Series at a game apiece at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With Lynchburg (1-1) leading 3-1 entering the frame, Charcer Burks crushed a solo home run to left with one out to cut the deficit to 3-2. Donnie Dewees followed with a single... 

Pelicans drop opener in 12, play final home game today

David Bote picked up four hits and a walk Saturday night, but the Lynchburg Hillcats dispatched the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4-3 in 12 innings to take Game 1 of the Mills Cup Championship at TicketReturn.com Field. With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the twelfth, Hillcats (1-0) shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang singled to left before Connor Marabell drew a walk against Pelicans (0-1) reliever James Pugliese... 

Pelicans rally to win series, open title defense tonight

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are going for a Carolina League championship repeat. The Pelicans came from behind late to rally by the Salem Red Sox 2-1 and claim their third consecutive Southern Division Championship Series win Friday at LewisGale Field. Myrtle Beach (2-1) will advance to the Mills Cup Championship Series, where they will take on the Lynchburg Hillcats in a best-of-five series.  Myrtle... 

Pelicans fall shy in Game 2, face final showdown tonight

Charcer Burks collected two hits, but Trey Ball and the Salem Red Sox pitching bounced the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 5-1 Thursday in Game 2 of the Southern Division Championship Series at LewisGale Field. The Red Sox’ (1-1) win forces a winner-take-all Game 3 Friday night. Ball (1-0) worked 5.2 innings of one-run ball, allowing only three hits and two walks while striking out three. With the... 

Pelicans hammer Red Sox in playoff series opener

Myrtle Beach scored six runs in the third inning and Trevor Clifton fired six innings of one-run ball to help the Pelicans cruise to an 8-1 win over the Salem Red Sox Wednesday in Game 1 of the Carolina League’s Southern Division Championship Series at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With Myrtle Beach (1-0) already leading 1-0, Donnie Dewees walked to lead off the inning against... 

MB’s Bote, Clifton sweep Cubs’ monthly accolades

Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder David Bote and right-hander pitcher Trevor Clifton have been named the Chicago Cubs’ August Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, the organization announced Tuesday. Bote becomes the third Pelican to earn a monthly award in 2016, with Clifton taking home his second such honor of the season. Bote batted .367/.439/.541 in August, pounding 12... 
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