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Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs’ POY awards

Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Jared Young was named the Chicago Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year, with former Birds right-hander Matt Swarmer taking home the system’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year, the organization announced Tuesday. In 120 games between Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend, Young batted .300/.357/.485 with 19 doubles, eight triples, 16 home runs and 76 RBIs. The Cubs’... 

Close loss closes curtain on long season for Pelicans

In the final game of the 2018 season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were bested 2-1 on Monday by the Frederick Keys from Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. Jared Young put the Pelicans (61-78, 27-42) on the board against the Keys (65-72, 30-38) in the second inning when he scored on a double play to make it 1-0. In the fifth inning, Collin Woody slammed a two-run home run off of Tyson Miller (9-9)... 

Pelicans to play final home game with lease up in air

As the season ends, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stay may be extended. The city of Myrtle Beach passed the first of two readings granting a three-year extension for the minor league baseball team’s contract. Little changes were made in the original 20-year contract, which was signed in 1998, requiring the city to provide for 70-percent of the stadium’s maintenance and the county to pay for 30-percent... 

Galindo delivers walk-off homer to power Pelicans

Wladimir Galindo crushed a walk-off home run on Tuesday night to propel the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 2-1 win over the Buies Creek Astros from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With the game tied at 1-1 in the ninth inning, Galindo gave the Pelicans (60-74, 25-38) the win with a solo home run off of Astros (75-56, 38-24) pitcher Brendan Feldmann (0-1). Yapson Gomez (1-0) earned the... 

Pelicans win, return to help local schools in final series

Christian Donahue accounted for all four runs in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ 4-1 win on Sunday over the Down East Wood Ducks from Grainger Stadium. Donahue and the Pelicans (59-73, 25-37) struck first against Woodies (58-74, 23-39) starter Tyler Thomas (0-1) in the fourth inning. With Jhonny Pereda and Wladimir Galindo aboard, Donahue whacked a two-run double to give the Birds the lead. Brendon... 

Miller helps Pelicans split twin bill; Steele promoted

Tyson Miller threw the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ first complete game of the season in a 6-1 win over the Winston-Salem Dash in the finale of a twin bill on Wednesday night from BB&T Ballpark. The Birds dropped the first game of the doubleheader 3-2. Miller (9-8) tied a career-high with eight strikeouts, allowing just one run over two hits while walking one. With the finale tied at 1-1 in... 

Pelicans battle past Dash; lose top prospect in trade

After a 6-4 extra-inning win for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Tuesday night over the Winston-Salem Dash from BB&T Ballpark, the second game of the doubleheader was postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather. With the game tied at 4-4 in the eighth inning, the Pelicans (57-69, 23-33) grabbed the lead for good over the Dash (75-49, 34-20). Wladimir Galindo , who started the inning at... 

Steele’s strong start helps Pelicans take series victory

Justin Steele carried a no-hitter into the sixth and Jhonny Pereda homered and knocked in two for Myrtle Beach on Sunday as the Pelicans downed Buies Creek 5-4 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. In the first inning, Pereda gave the Pelicans (56-69, 22-33) an early advantage with a solo home run off Buies Creek (70-53, 33-21) starter Jose Hernandez (1-1). Myrtle Beach added on in... 

Steele deals shutout win, Pelicans top Rocks in series

Justin Steele did not allow a hit until the sixth and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 Sunday from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Steele (1-1) earned the win for the Pelicans (52-66, 18-30), throwing no-hit baseball against the Blue Rocks (60-58, 29-19) through his 5.1 innings until allowing a single to Blake Perkins. He finished only allowing the one... 

Pelicans strand 11 on base in one-run defeat to Rocks

Despite a three-hit, two-RBI night from Jared Young , the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were dropped 5-4 on Saturday night by the Wilmington Blue Rocks from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (51-66, 17-30) struck first in the bottom of the first inning off of Blue Rocks (60-57, 29-12) starter Andres Sotillet (2-3). D.J. Wilson and Zach Davis collected back-to-back singles before... 
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