MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 29, 2018) - Tyler Alamo's dramatic walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th on Tuesday night guided the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-2 win over the WInston-Salem Dash from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With the new extra-inning rules, Aramis Ademan started the frame on
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 29, 2018) - Tyler Alamo's dramatic walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th on Tuesday night guided the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-2 win over the WInston-Salem Dash from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
With the new extra-inning rules, Aramis Ademan started the frame on second. Jhonny Pereda was intentionally walked before Wladimir Galindo walked on four pitches to load the bases. Alamo then blasted a 1-0 pitch off Winston-Salem (28-24) reliever Mike Morrison (4-2) down the left field line to win it for the Pelicans (23-28).
The Birds grabbed the early lead in the first inning on Galindo's RBI single, his third RBI his last two games. After the Dash tied the game with a Yeyson Yrizarri RBI hit in the second, P.J. Higgins gave the Pelicans the lead again with a third-inning RBI double.
Yrizarri then tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Higgins was stellar behind home plate, catching three potential basestealers and picking off another.
Out of the bullpen, Casey Bloomquist tossed three scoreless innings to run his consecutive scoreless frames streak to 21.1 innings over his last 11 appearances. Jordan Minch (3-1) fired two scoreless innings to earn the win.
The Pelicans and Dash meet for game two of the three-game set on Wednesday for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Birds will send RHP Alex Lange (2-2, 3.64 ERA) to the hill while the Dash will counter with RHP Luis Martinez (3-3, 4.69 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
Wednesday's contest features buy-one, get-one free hot dogs on Wiener Wednesday presented by Hebrew National.
The 2018 season is the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.
ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email [email protected].