Astros even series with 6-1 win over Birds

Five-run fourth for Buies Creek too much for Myrtle Beach to overcome

Jose Paulino threw two scoreless innings on Saturday out of the bullpen for the Pelicans. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Zach Bigley / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | August 18, 2018 5:19 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 18, 2018) - A five-run fourth inning propelled the Buies Creek Astros to a 6-1 victory on Saturday night over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. 

In the fourth, Seth Beer broke the scoreless tie for the Astros (70-52, 33-20) against Pelicans (55-69, 21-33) starter Bryan Hudson (6-10) with an RBI single. Chuckie Robinson followed suit with an RBI base hit of his own before Cody Bohanek singled home another run to make it 3-0. The inning was capped when two runs scored on an error, giving Buies Creek a 5-0 lead.

The Pelicans fought back with a run when D.J. Wilson , who singled to begin the inning, scored on an RBI ground out by Jhonny Pereda . Jared Young's triple later in the inning and Wilson's single were the only hits that the Birds managed on the night.

Robinson homered in the eighth inning to add to the Astros' lead at 6-1.

Peter Solomon (1-0) earned the win for the Astros with five innings, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out six and not walking a batter.

The Pelicans conclude their three-game series with the Astros at 6:05 p.m. on Sunday. The Birds send LHP Justin Steele (1-1, 2.03 ERA) to the mound against Buies Creek RHP Jose Hernandez (1-0, 2.77 ERA). Television coverage begins at 6 p.m. on The CW21 and MiLB.tv. A radio broadcast starts at 5:50 p.m. on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn. 

Sunday's game is Deaf Awareness Night. Former major league outfielder Curtis Pride will be on hand for a Meet & Greet and Q&A session pregame. The night will also feature American Sign Language-themed jerseys for the Pelicans that will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the deaf community. In addition, it is an Ultimate Kids Sunday featuring free inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and a pregame on-field catch. 

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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