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Pelicans, RiverDogs go to bat in Palmetto State series

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Charleston RiverDogs have agreed to play in the Highway 17 Showdown, a two-year exhibition series that will allow the distinct cities to fight for Palmetto State supremacy. The Pelicans will travel to Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:05 p.m., with Myrtle Beach returning the favor in 2017 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. “We’re... 

Pelicans’ employee fulfills field of dreams as umpire

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans helped Justin Fletcher achieve a lifelong dream by sending him to the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy in Vero Beach (FL) last week as a VIP Guest. Fletcher, a part-time club employee with a cognitive disability, spent two days training with fellow umpire hopefuls at the Historic Dodgertown complex. “I just got to listen to him and hear his passion and his... 

Pelicans help put employee in his place behind the plate

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are sending Justin Fletcher on a trip to fulfill a lifelong dream of attending umpire school. Fletcher, a part-time club employee, will depart Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, January 12th to attend the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy in Vero Beach, Fla. as a VIP Guest on Wednesday and Thursday. “Justin has always said for years now he wants to be an umpire,”... 

Pelicans name Bailey new manager, round out staff

In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have announced that former Double-A Tennessee skipper Buddy Bailey will manage the Pelicans in 2016. Bailey will serve as the seventh manager in team history and will be joined by Anderson Tavarez (pitching coach), Mariano Duncan (hitting coach), Juan Cabreja (assistant coach), Toby Williams (athletic trainer) and Jason Morriss (strength... 

Pelicans win Freitas Award as No. 1 club in all Class A

After a successful debut season as a Chicago Cubs affiliate that included a league championship, brand new attendance record and a number of creative promotions, Baseball America has named the Myrtle Beach Pelicans the Bob Freitas Class A Award winner. The award recognizes long-term excellence and is presented to the organization with the best overall operation at each level of Minor League Baseball.... 

Pelicans sweep Blue Rocks for first CL title in 15 years

In a tie game with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Pin-Chieh Chen tapped a walk-off single into left field to give the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, a 3-2 win over the Wilmington Blue Rocks at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Wednesday night. The win gave the Birds their first Carolina League Championship since they won the Mills... 

Pelicans only one win from taking first title since 2000

With a pair of RBI doubles in Game Two of the Mills Cup Championship Series, Victor Caratini led the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, to a 2-0 win over the Wilmington Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium on Monday. Caratini knocked in a run in the first inning and another in the ninth to give the Birds a 2-0 edge in the best-of-five series, and four pitchers combined... 

Pelicans rally to win Game 1 of Mills Cup in extra innings

After the Wilmington Blue Rocks rallied to tie Game One of the Mills Cup Championship Series in the bottom of the ninth, Pelicans catcher Victor Caratini collected an RBI single in the tenth inning to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, to a 3-2, extra-inning win at Frawley Stadium on Sunday. The Birds now lead the best-of-five series, 1-0. In the tenth,... 

Pelicans claim division title, advance to Mills Cup final

With a 4-3 win over the Winston-Salem Dash in Game Three of the Southern Division Championship Series on Friday, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, punched their ticket to the Mills Cup Championship Series for the second consecutive season. Victor Caratini gave the Birds an early lead with a first-inning, three-run double, and the Pelicans hung on for a one-run... 

Pelicans facing elimination after losing playoff opener

A pair of first inning home runs set the tone at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday night as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 4-2 to the Winston-Salem Dash in Game One of the Southern Division Championship Series. The best-of-three format puts the Pelicans on the brink of elimination for Thursday night’s Game Two in Myrtle Beach. The Dash (75-63 regular season, 1-0 postseason) grabbed their early... 
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