MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 28, 2018) - Wladimir Galindo crushed a walk-off home run on Tuesday night to propel the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 2-1 win over the Buies Creek Astros from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the ninth inning, Galindo gave the Pelicans (60-74, 25-38) the win with a solo home run off of Astros (75-56, 38-24) pitcher Brendan Feldmann (0-1).
Yapson Gomez (1-0) earned the win for the Pelicans, throwing two scoreless innings in relief.
Zach Davis broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning with an RBI double, plating Aramis Ademan .
In the top of the sixth, the Astros tied the game when Osvaldo Duarte singled home Jacob Meyers.
In a no-decision, Pelicans starter Tyson Miller threw 5.1 innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out five.
The Pelicans and Astros meet for the third game of the four-game series at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday. Myrtle Beach will send RHP Erick Leal (1-1, 1.37 ERA) to the mound against Buies Creek RHP Abdiel Saldana (8-2, 3.15 ERA). Coverage starts at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
Wednesday's contest will feature buy-one, get-one free hot dogs on a Wiener Wednesday presented by Hebrew National.
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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