Keys drop Birds to finish season

Pelicans fall 2-1 in season finale

Zach Davis went 2-for-3 on Monday in the Pelicans' loss to Frederick. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Zach Bigley / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | September 3, 2018 2:58 PM

FREDERICK, Md. (September 3, 2018) - In the final game of the 2018 season, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were bested 2-1 on Monday by the Frederick Keys from Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium.

Jared Young put the Pelicans (61-78, 27-42) on the board against the Keys (65-72, 30-38) in the second inning when he scored on a double play to make it 1-0. 

In the fifth inning, Collin Woody slammed a two-run home run off of Tyson Miller (9-9) to give the Keys a 2-1 lead. Miller finished with four strikeouts to nab the Carolina League's strikeout title in 2018.

Cristian Alvarado (12-11) earned the win, allowing one run over five innings. Travis Seabrooke threw the last two innings to nab his first save on the season.

Zach Davis finished 2-for-3 for the Pelicans in his final game. 

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, 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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