Carolina spoils series opener with 3-1 win over Birds

Pelicans fall in fifth game over last six contests

Roberto Caro collected two hits, stole two bases and scored a run in Monday's loss to Carolina. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Zach Bigley / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | July 9, 2018 8:44 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 9, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 3-1 on Monday night in the series opener against the Carolina Mudcats from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

The Pelicans (40-49, 6-13) struck first in the bottom of the second inning when Yeiler Peguero looped an RBI single into shallow left, scoring Roberto Caro to make it 1-0. 

In the third inning, the Muddies (46-42,12-6) tied it against Birds starter Alex Lange (5-6) with an RBI ground out from Demi Orimoloye. Carolina would take the lead with two runs in the fifth. Dallas Carroll gave Carolina the advantage with an RBI double before Weston Wilson's run-scoring single made it 3-1 Mudcats. 

Victor Diaz (5-5) earned the win for Carolina by allowing just one run over his five innings of work while whiffing five batters. 

Myrtle Beach's Ryan Kellogg and Jhon Romero combined to toss four shutout innings out of the bullpen.

Both D.J. Wilson and Caro collected two hits for the Pelicans. 

The Pelicans continue their four-game series against Carolina on Tuesday with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. RHP Erich Uelmen  (2-1, 3.18 ERA) starts against Mudcats LHP Cameron Roegner (8-4, 2.10 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn. 

The Pelicans will celebrate Woodstock Night with special tie-dyed jerseys that will be auctioned off at the end of the game. In addition, the night will feature $2 tacos and tallboys presented by Abuelos Mexican Restaurant, Nash FM and WBTW. 

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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