Myrtle Beach blanked by Woodies in 2-0 defeat

Pelicans' five-game winning streak snapped as offense lags

Adonis Paula recorded a pair of hits in the Pelicans' 2-0 loss to the Wood Ducks on Wednesday night. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Joey Liberatore / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | August 23, 2017 7:28 PM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 23, 2017) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans' five-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night despite strong appearances out of the bullpen from David Berg and Marc Huberman , who combined for 4.2 scoreless innings, in the Birds' 2-0 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks at TicketReturn.Com Field. 

Down East (54-74, 30-29) wasted no time in scoring off Myrtle Beach (69-60, 26-33) starter Kyle Miller (4-4). With one out in the first inning, Josh Morgan singled to right field before advancing to third on a base hit from Yanio Perez. Luis La O brought home the first run of the contest with a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Morgan.

La O and Preston Scott both reached base with back-to-back singles to open up the Wood Ducks' fourth inning. With La O and Scott later in scoring position, a wild pitch extended the Woodies lead to 2-0.

Down East starter Jonathan Hernandez (2-6) hurled 7.1 shutout innings for the Wood Ducks, striking out seven batters en route to his second win of the season. 

Miller tossed 4.1 innings, yielding two earned runs on eight hits. Berg relieved Miller with one out in the fifth, and the right-hander went 2.2 innings of no-hit baseball before Huberman entered the contest in the eighth. The southpaw followed Berg with two more scoreless innings out of the bullpen for the Pelicans. 

The Birds offense labored in the contest, as left-hander Adam Choplick finished off Myrtle Beach in the ninth inning to convert his eighth save of the 2017 campaign.

Myrtle Beach and Down East will play the rubber match game of their three-game set on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, TuneIn and the MiLB First Pitch app. 

Thursday's contest will feature Old School Hip Hop night, with a celebrity DJ appearance from DJ Spinderella. The contest will also double as a Thirsty Thursday meaning $1.00 12 oz. Bud & Bud Light draughts and $2.00 16 oz. cans from 6-8 p.m.

The 2017 season is the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail info@myrtlebeachpelicans.com, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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 each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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