Pelicans open second half without latest call-up Lamb

pel-lambFormer Clemson left-handed pitcher Will Lamb is the latest Myrtle Beach Pelican to be promoted to Double-A Frisco before the start of the second half of the season on Thursday.

Lamb, 23, earns the promotion after less than two months with the Pelicans this season. The Clemson product is in the midst of 7 2/3 innings scoreless streak spanning five appearances and is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA on the year. He is also two for three converting save opportunities.

The southpaw began the year in Extended Spring Training and was promoted to Myrtle Beach on April 18. Over his last three outings, Lamb struck out eight Carolina Leaguers, allowed no walks, and only three base hits over five innings.

In 14 outings spanning 18 2/3 innings, Lamb has struck out 25 and walked nine, allowing just five runs, all earned. The league hit .236 off of the left-hander, and left-handed batters hit just .182 (4-for-22) off of him.

The Yorktown, Virginia native is in his fourth professional season and spent all of 2013 in Myrtle Beach. In 39 outings last season, Lamb was 5-3 and posted a 5.17 ERA. He was drafted by the Rangers in second round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft.

The Pelicans roster is now at 24 active players, which is one below the Carolina League limit, after seeing fellow stars Chi Chi Gonzalez and Joey Gallo shipped off to Frisco.

The Pelicans return to action on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, hosting the Wilmington Blue Rocks for three games.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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