MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 30, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 in Thursday night's home finale to the Buies Creek Astros in front of 5,066 fans from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
After Pelicans (60-76, 26-40) starter Cory Abbott threw five shutout innings against the Astros (77-56, 40-24) in a no-decision, Buies Creek found the scoreboard in the top of the sixth. Carlos Canelon knocked in the game's first run with an RBI single.
The Birds tied the game up in the bottom of the seventh. Jared Young tripled to begin the inning and then scored on a wild pitch.
Yapson Gomez (1-1) took over for the Pelicans in the top of the eighth, but allowed a go-ahead RBI single by Cody Bohanek to give the Astros their 2-1 lead.
Gabriel Valdez (7-5) nabbed the win for Buies Creek, going 1.2 innings out of the bullpen.
The Pelicans head north to Frederick next to take on the Keys in a season-ending, four-game set, starting with a 7 p.m. game on Friday. Myrtle Beach will send LHP Bryan Hudson (6-11, 4.92 ERA) to the mound against Frederick RHP Cody Sedlock (0-2, 10.05 ERA). Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m. on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
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 Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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