MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (SEPTEMBER 1, 2014) - Earlier today TicketReturn.Com Field, home the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, was named the Sports Turf Managers Association 2014 Field of the Year for the Carolina League. The last nine years has seen the Pelicans claim the top spot seven times and second place twice. This is the second win for Sports Turf Manager Corey Russell.
The award is voted on by Carolina League Managers. The managers assess field set-up for batting and infield practice as well as preparation of the field for games. Russell and his staff finished first in both areas of assessment.
"Corey and Kevin have done an incredible job under some very challenging conditions," stated Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich. "The addition of Coastal Carolina University's schedule the last two seasons has been a great addition, but it's certainly pushed the limits of our field and field staff. Winning Field of the Year with over 200 field events this year is a testament to the incredible job done by our turf staff and the City of Myrtle Beach for their investment in such an important community asset. I couldn't be more proud."
The team continues their march toward the second half title tonight as they take on the Lynchburg Hillcats. For tickets call 843-918-6000 or visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com.