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Cubs’ World Series victory meant the world to ‘Hawk’

Andre Dawson may be a Hall of Famer and a longtime Chicago Cubs fan favorite. But on Nov. 1, 2016, he was just like every other Cubs fan around the world – hanging on every Game 7 pitch and praying for the 108-year World Series drought to end. Dawson recounted his fond memories as a Cub, and the team’s crowning achievement, during Friday’s visit with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans,... 

Pelicans ‘Hatch’ second half with win over Woods Ducks

Thomas Hatch yielded just an unearned run over seven innings Thursday in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ 2-1 victory over the Down East Wood Ducks in the second half opener in front of 5,024 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Hatch (3-6) was dominant for Myrtle Beach (44-27, 1-0) in his seven innings. The righty surrendered just one unearned run while striking out six Wood Ducks... 

The Hawk, Trophy kick off Pelicans’ Cubs-A-Palooza

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series Trophy to TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark for their 7:05 p.m. game Friday, the first of a three-day celebration honoring the Pelicans’ parent club. The World Series Trophy, also known as the Commissioner’s Trophy, kicks off the Pelicans’ Cubs-A-Palooza weekend June 23-25. On Friday, the... 

MB all-star Jimenez puts on lights-out show in HR derby

The phrase “light-tower power” is thrown around often for power hitters. Myrtle Beach Pelican Eloy Jimenez took that literally Monday. The top Cubs prospect blasted a home run to left field during the Carolina League Home Run Derby, a shot that shattered a bulb on the light fixture beyond the left-field fence at Salem (VA) Memorial Ballpark. “He hit one over the lights before... 

First-half champ Pelicans ride hot streak into break

Both Jesse Hodges and Eloy Jimenez homered Sunday as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans rolled by the Down East Wood Ducks 8-3 at Grainger Stadium. With the game scoreless in the second, Hodges hit a solo blast to center off Wood Ducks (34-45) starter Jacob Shortslef (0-1) to put Myrtle Beach (43-27) on the board. Tyler Alamo, who had two hits, and Robert Garcia each singled to begin the third. Two batters... 

Pelicans rally in 10th inning to knock out Wood Ducks

A frantic Myrtle Beach rally in the 10th helped the Pelicans persevere Saturday by the Down East Wood Ducks 4-2 at Grainger Stadium. The score was tied at two when Wood Ducks (24-44) reliever Tyler Ferguson (0-3) walked Robert Garcia, who promptly stole second. Pinch-hitter Bryant Flete hit a ground ball that kicked off the first base bag and scored Garcia, giving Myrtle Beach (42-27) a 3-2 advantage.... 

Pelicans put pitcher Araujo on All-Star Classic roster

Right-handed pitcher Pedro Araujo has been selected to represent the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the 2017 All-Star Classic in Salem, Va., the Carolina League announced Saturday. Araujo will join fellow pitchers Adbert Alzolay and Justin Steele, as well as infielder Bryant Flete, outfielders Eloy Jimenez and Daniel Spingola and Myrtle Beach’s coaching staff for the 7:05 p.m. ET game on Tuesday, June... 

Wood Ducks turn tables on Pelicans in shutout victory

The Down East Wood Ducks turned the tables on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, snapping their three-game shutout streak and blanking the Pelicans in Friday’s series opener. Myrtle Beach starter Mike Rucker worked a career-high six innings, but the Pelicans suffered a 2-0 to the Wood Ducks at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, NC. The game was scoreless in the third inning when Rucker (1-1) yielded a... 

Pelicans pitch club record third consecutive shutout

Justin Steele fired five scoreless innings, and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans registered a club record third consecutive shutout Thursday in blanking the Down East Wood Ducks 7-0 at Grainger Stadium. Dating back to Monday’s contest against Frederick, the Pelicans (41-26) have now gone 31 straight innings without surrendering a run, the longest roll in recorded club history (through the 2005 season).... 

Pelicans win first-half title, seventh straight playoffs

Myrtle Beach clinched the first half Southern Division championship with their second consecutive shutout of Frederick behind eight shutout frames from Thomas Hatch in the Pelicans’ 3-0 victory over the Keys on Wednesday night from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Hatch (2-6) was in command for Myrtle Beach (40-26) throughout the entire evening. The right-hander tossed eight shutout... 
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