Down East wins rain-shortened contest over Pelicans

Kellogg strong, Pelicans fall 3-1 in six innings

Tyler Payne delivered the lone run of the game for the Pelicans on a sacrifice fly in the Birds 3-1 loss to Down East. (Larry Kave - Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Noah Cloonan / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | July 8, 2019 8:56 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 8, 2019)- The Down East Wood Ducks scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to win 3-1 over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a rain-shortened contest on Monday night from Myrtle Beach.

The Pelicans got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead against the Wood Ducks. Zach Davis was hit by a pitch to open the inning and after a Jimmy Herron single and Tyler Durna hit by pitch, Tyler Payne drove in a run on a sacrifice fly that gave the Pelicans a 1-0 lead.

Down East tied the game in the second inning when Curtis Terry blasted his third homer of the series, a solo shot, and evened the score at 1-1.

Ryan Kellogg tossed five innings of one-run baseball and allowed just five hits in the ballgame, but earned the no-decision for the Pelicans.

The Woodies took the lead in the top of the sixth inning when Julio Pablo Martinez launched a homer to right off of Enrique De Los Rios (L 1-1) that gave Down East a 2-1 lead. 

Later in the inning, Josh Altman drove in the third run of the game on an RBI single and extend the lead to 3-1.

After the Pelicans went down scoreless in the bottom of the sixth, the tarp was pulled and the Birds and Woodies went into rain delay before the game was officially called after six frames.

The Pelicans will look to salvage the third game in the series on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. RHP Erich Uelmen (2-2, 3.46) will take the hill against LHP John King (2-1, 1.88) for the Wood Ducks in the series finale. 

Coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m. on and on the Pelicans Baseball Network which is available on the TuneIn App, and MiLB First Pitch app.

Tuesday will be a $2 Tacos and Tallboys Tuesday presented by Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, Better Brands and 106.5 Nash FM. Tacos and Tallboys are just $2 from 6-8 p.m. 

The 2019 season is the 21st season for the Pelicans franchise and fifth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit, 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 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

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