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Lange, Kellogg brilliant in Birds' blanking of Lynchburg

Lange strikes out 10 over six innings and Kellogg tosses three perfect frames in 5-0 win
Alex Lange whiffed 10 batters in six shutout innings Wednesday against Lynchburg. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
May 23, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 23, 2018) - Behind six brilliant innings from Alex Lange on Wednesday night, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Lynchburg Hillcats 5-0 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Lange (2-2) earned the win by only scattering six hits for Myrtle Beach (19-27) and striking out a

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 23, 2018) - Behind six brilliant innings from Alex Lange on Wednesday night, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Lynchburg Hillcats 5-0 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. 
Lange (2-2) earned the win by only scattering six hits for Myrtle Beach (19-27) and striking out a career-high 10 batters without walking a batter. Ryan Kellogg finished out the game by retiring all nine batters he faced over three innings with one strikeout to pocket his first save of the season. 

The offense provided Lange with more than enough support. Connor Myers plated the game's first run in the second with a sacrifice fly before Tyler Alamo made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly of his own in the sixth inning.
Kevonte Mitchell led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run and Jhonny Pereda laced a two-run single later in the inning to give the Pelicans their 5-0 lead. 
Sam Hentges (3-3) allowed two runs over six inning in the loss for the Hillcats (23-20).
Myrtle Beach meets Lynchburg for the finale of their four-game series at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. RHP Matt Swarmer (4-2, 2.75 ERA) pitches against Lynchburg RHP Felix Tati (1-1, 2.25 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
Thursday's Thirsty Thursday, presented by Celebrations Nitelife and Axelrod and Associates, features $1 12 oz. Bud and Bud Light drafts, $2 16 oz. cans and half-off Duplin Wine from 6 to 8 p.m. 
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. The park 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 as well. In June 2017, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans have 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 emailing [email protected].