P-Nats halt Pelicans title run for Mills Cup championship

pel-parraThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, were downed by the Potomac Nationals 5-1 and lost the Mills Cup Championship Series three games to one. Randolph Oduber hit a first inning homer, and the Nationals led the rest of the way.

In a scoreless game, Oduber’s first inning bomb, a three-run shot, put Potomac (5-1 in postseason) ahead 3-0.

Like Tuesday, the Pelicans (3-4 in postseason) collected a two-out RBI single from Michael De Leon for the team’s first run in the second inning. De Leon finished the series with four RBI and picked up six in the postseason—both team highs.

Stephen Perez opened the second with a double off of Luis Parra. Two batters later, Pedro Severino knocked in another run with a single to give the Nationals a three-run lead again, this time at 4-1.

Parra lasted just 3 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out two.

The Pelicans failed to score despite two singles in the third, one from Preston Beck and another from Royce Bolinger. It was the last time that the Pelicans had a baserunner.

Hector Silvestre went six innings of one-run ball. He allowed just five hits and a walk and fanned six, including the final three hitters he faced. He set down the final ten men that came to the plate against him on Wednesday.

Potomac tacked on an additional insurance run off of Abel De Los Santos in the seventh. Tony Renda opened the frame with a triple, and Shawn Pleffner drove him home with a single.

Manny Rodrgiuez tossed a pair of perfect innings, and Gilberto Mendez closed things out with a clean ninth, including a pair of strikeouts.

In the club’s first trip to the Mills Cup Championship since 2008, the Pelicans fell 3-1 in the series to the Nationals.

The Pelicans enter an offseason of transition in the Carolina League, where six of the eight teams see possible major league affiliation changes. The Pelicans will announce by Sept. 15 if they plan to resign a four-year deal with the Texas Rangers or go in another direction. Some reports say the Pelicans will reunite with original parent club Atlanta Braves entering the 2015 season.

Comments

comments

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semis

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semisMatt Reel spent a portion of the moments leading up [more]

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMB

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMBWhen Myrtle Beach traveled to Marlboro County one month ago, [more]

Panthers' playoff run hits wall against Summerville

Panthers' playoff run hits wall against SummervilleMarc Morris knew his team needed a near-perfect performance to [more]

Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps down

Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps downLarry Church's final match as Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach [more]

MB Invitational: Upsets set up UCF, WKU in title game

MB Invitational: Upsets set up UCF, WKU in title gameThe Knights used a stifling defense to hold St. Joseph’s [more]

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019The eight schools scheduled to compete in the 2019 Myrtle [more]

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tilt

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tiltMatt Reel’s North Myrtle Beach football team reached the second [more]

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks' hot offense

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks' hot offenseDean Boyd knows what Jermani Green can do. Boyd, the Marlboro [more]

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signing

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signingThe early signing period opened in full force Tuesday on [more]

Green Wave surges past Chants in road-trip debut

Green Wave surges past Chants in road-trip debutZac Cuthbertson tied his career-high with 31 points, but it [more]

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crown

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crownAfter losing a hard-fought first set in Saturday's Class 4A [more]

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020ESPN Events is adding a new bowl game to its [more]

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XC

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XCA pair of Grand Strand brothers made strong showings at [more]

National champs highlight Chants' baseball schedule

National champs highlight Chants' baseball scheduleThe Coastal Carolina baseball team and head coach Gary Gilmore [more]

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneys

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneysCoach Joel Banta’s Coast 07 Red first received high praise [more]

Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crown

Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crownThe North Myrtle Beach Chiefs went to the Class 4A [more]

Red Wolves leave Coastal one win short of bowl bid

Red Wolves leave Coastal one win short of bowl bidArkansas Red Wolves totaled 454 yards of offense on their [more]

Panthers' gamble pays off in OT win over Lexington

Panthers' gamble pays off in OT win over LexingtonMarc Morris had already showed his hand. The Carolina Forest coach [more]

Seahawks, Green ground, pound Devils in first round

Seahawks, Green ground, pound Devils in first roundIn what could have been the final home game of [more]

No. 10 NMB hits the road, runs past Thoroughbreds

No. 10 NMB hits the road, runs past ThoroughbredsThe No. 10-ranked North Myrtle Beach High football team had [more]

River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway's football season

River Bluff pulls the plug on Conway's football seasonAfter the lights went out, the Gators turned it on [more]

Coastal holds off Howard, loses to Panthers in semis

Coastal holds off Howard, loses to Panthers in semisA change in venue did not squelch the excitement in [more]

Seahawks, Chiefs may reap rewards of rigorous region

Seahawks, Chiefs may reap rewards of rigorous regionMickey Wilson didn’t use the term directly. But the Myrtle Beach [more]

Panthers prepare for tough first-round playoff test

Panthers prepare for tough first-round playoff testIn the last five years, Carolina Forest coach Marc Morris [more]

Chiefs dethrone Seahawks as Lower State champions

Chiefs dethrone Seahawks as Lower State champions The North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team had this date [more]

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semis

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semisMatt Reel spent a portion of the moments leading up [more]

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMB

Seahawks' hot start forces playoff rematch with NMBWhen Myrtle Beach traveled to Marlboro County one month ago, [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach