Birds split twin bill with pair of 1-0 games

Myrtle Beach narrowly avoids no-hit bid to win opener

Alex Lange pitched six shutout innings in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Scott Kornberg / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | August 14, 2018 7:42 PM

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (August 14, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans narrowly avoided a no-hitter in their Tuesday doubleheader opener to win 1-0 before the Potomac Nationals took the finale 1-0 from Pfitzner Stadium. 

In the doubleheader opener, the Pelicans (53-67, 19-31) were no-hit for the first 8.2 innings. In a scoreless ninth, pinch-runner Yeiler Peguero started on second base before moving to third on a ground out. Potomac (62-54, 25-24) reliever Jacob Condra-Bogan (0-2) then served up an RBI single to Aramis Ademan to give Myrtle Beach their first hit and a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the ninth, Manuel Rondon (1-3) completed his third scoreless inning of relief to earn the win.

Potomac starter Ben Braymer took a perfect game into the seventh before walking D.J. Wilson to begin the frame. Braymer wound up pitching seven no-hit innings with nine strikeouts against one walk.

Myrtle Beach starter Alex Lange worked six shutout innings, scattering a pair of hits and a walk by striking out five.

In the finale, the game was scoreless into the sixth. Jack Sundberg singled against Birds reliever Jose Paulino (0-7) with one out before moving to second on a ground out. Aldrem Corredor's RBI single then pushed the P-Nats to a 1-0 lead.

In the seventh, Steven Fuentes (3-1) pitched a 1-2-3 to cap two scoreless frames and seal the twin bill split.

The Pelicans and P-Nats continue their series with Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. first pitch. RHP Tyson Miller (8-8, 3.81 ERA) starts for the Birds against Potomac RHP Kyle Johnston (3-1, 3.19 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, TuneIn and the MiLB First Pitch app. 

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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