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Red-hot Happ earns weekly award from Carolina League

Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Ian Happ has been named the Carolina League’s Player of the Week for his efforts during the week of April 18-24, the league office announced Monday. The award is Happ’s first weekly recognition at the Minor League level and the first for a Pelican this season. The 22-year-old Pittsburgh native began the week by blasting two home runs in a 4-for-5, four-RBI game... 

Happ hits home run to help Pelicans hold off Mudcats

Jake Stinnett turned in 6.2 innings of one-run ball and Ian Happ delivered a two-run home run as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans defeated the Carolina Mudcats 6-5 Saturday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Stinnett (2-0) retired the first eleven batters of the night and struck out seven without walking a batter. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the second, Yasiel Balaguert and Jason... 

Thorpe pitches Pelicans to series victory over Mudcats

Tommy Thorpe worked 5.1 innings of one-run ball and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans manufactured enough offense to win 4-2 Sunday at TicketReturn.com Field, taking three of four games from the Carolina Mudcats. Thorpe (2-1) did not allow a run until the sixth inning, striking out five in the process. In a scoreless game in the bottom of the first, Charcer Burks walked against Carolina (7-11) starter... 

Balaguert’s walk-off homer lifts Pelicans past Mudcats

Yasiel Balaguert crushed a three-run home run to left field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to stun the Carolina Mudcats 6-5 in front of 4,231 on Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Myrtle Beach (8-7) was down to their final strike before Ian Happ worked out a walk to bring Balaguert to the plate as the winning run. The rally started with one out when Charcer Burks... 

Pelicans draw walks, Happ hammers walk-off double

Ian Happ ripped a two-run double to the warning track in right-center field to give the Pelicans a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Winston-Salem Dash Monday night. The Pelicans (3-2) took advantage of 11 walks from Dash (1-4) pitching to come back from a three run deficit. The 11 free passes are the most allowed in a game by Winston-Salem since May 26, 2011, when they walked 12. Winston-Salem reliever... 

Dunston rips bases-loaded triple to lift Pelicans to win

Shawon Dunston Jr. hit a bases-clearing triple and Jose Rosario earned a save in his first game since 2014 as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans defeated the Frederick Keys 7-5 Sunday afternoon at TicketReturn.com Field. The Keys (2-2) broke the scoring seal in the fourth. Cam Kneeland singled, which was followed by an Aderlin Rodriguez hit by pitch. After a fielder’s choice, Austin Wynns crushed... 

Pelicans go down swinging to Keys in first loss of year

Charcer Burks and Cael Brockmeyer both homered but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 7-5 to the Frederick Keys Friday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Burks got the scoring going with a solo home run deep down the left field line in the third inning, which was the only scoring that Keys (1-1) starter John Means would allow. Myrtle Beach (1-1) starter Zach Hedges (0-1) retired... 

CL champ Pelicans pick up where they left off in debut

Behind five strong innings from Jonathan Martinez, the defending Carolina League champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans knocked off the Frederick Keys 5-2 Thursday to begin the 2016 regular season at TicketReturn.com Field. Martinez (1-0) picked up where he left off in 2015, earning the win with five innings of one-run ball, allowing only three hits. Martinez led the Carolina League in ERA last season,... 

Top prospects Torres, Happ highlight talented MB roster

In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have announced their 2016 Opening Day roster. In defense of their Carolina League championship while searching for their sixth straight playoff appearance, the 2016 Pelicans will begin the campaign with two consensus Top-100 prospects in all of baseball, and six of Baseball America’s Top 30 prospects in the Cubs’ organization. Gleyber... 

New flock of Pelicans host meet-and-greet for fans

The reigning Carolina League champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans will hold their first public appearance event for fans to meet the team, on Tuesday, April 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Club Oz at Broadway at the Beach. Fans of all ages are welcome to attend. The event will include team introductions, a question and answer session and autograph session. Fans are encouraged to bring their own items for... 
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