Myrtle Beach Pelicans announce 2012 schedule

The Pelicans announced prepares for its 2nd consecutive World Series appearance this week, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans officially begin the build-up toward the 2012 season with the release of next year’s schedule.

A familiar foe in Myrtle Beach Pelicans home openers, the Wilmington Blue Rocks will open the 2012 campaign with a 7:05 p.m. contest on Friday, April 6th here on the Grand Strand.

The season opener marks the first of 140 scheduled games for the Pelicans against Carolina League opponents, 70 of those contests in Myrtle Beach. The home schedule includes games over Easter Weekend (April 6-8), Mother’s Day (May 13), Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27), Father’s Day (June 17), Independence Day Eve (July 3) and Labor Day weekend (September 1-3).

The lineup of Carolina League teams has undergone one change for 2012. With the sale of the Kinston Indians (Myrtle Beach’s opponent in the 2011 Southern Divisional Playoffs), the K-Tribe franchise is moving to Zebulon (NC) and operating as the Carolina Mudcats in 2012.

The Mudcats will now be aligned with the Cleveland Indians. Previously, the Carolina club competed in the Southern League, but that Double-A franchise was sold and relocated to Pensacola (FL) after the 2011 season. With that shift, the league’s Southern Division now consists of Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Salem & Winston-Salem. The Northern Division consists of Frederick, Lynchburg, Potomac and Wilmington.

Home game times remain consistent with past years featuring a 7:05 pm start time for Monday through Saturday (exception-Labor Day September 3rd—6:05 pm). Sunday games will start at 6:05 pm most of the season with the exception of Mother’s Day (3:05 p.m.).

Season tickets for the 2012 season are on sale now at BB&T Coastal Field. For more information, please call the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000.

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