Pelicans fall in series opener to Winston-Salem

Stiever dominates in High-A debut, Dash claim 3-1 win

Miguel Amaya slapped an RBI double as a part of a 1-for-3 night for the Birds in a 3-1 loss to Winston-Salem. (Larry Kave - Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Noah Cloonan / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | June 24, 2019 9:13 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 24, 2019)- The Winston-Salem Dash out-pitched the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 3-1 win in the series opener on Monday night from BB&T Ballpark. 

The Dash (2-3, 40-29) put themselves on the scoreboard early with a run in the bottom of the second inning. After Zach Remillard led the inning off with a single, Craig Dedelow doubled off the wall in left field. Remillard attempted to score from first on the play, but he was thrown out to keep the Dash off the scoreboard. On that play, Dedelow advanced to third on the throw to the plate and he scored on a sacrifice fly from JJ Muno that made it 1-0 Winston-Salem.

Myrtle Beach (0-5, 21-51) equaled the score at one in the fourth when Zach Davis scored from first on an opposite field double from Miguel Amaya to right center.

That was the only run that Jonathan Stiever (W, 1-0) allowed in his first-career High-A start as he went seven innings and surrendered just a run on five hits, while striking out seven to earn the win. 

The Dash retook the lead in the seventh when Dedelow led off the inning with a solo homer off of Jesus Camargo (L, 1-2) to right that put Winston-Salem back in front 2-1.

They extended that lead later in the inning as Muno scored when Evan Skoug grounded into a fielder's choice and the Dash took a 3-1 advantage in the seventh.

Will Kincanon worked around a pair of walks in the ninth and locked up his second save of the year for the Dash. 

The Pelicans will look to even the series in game two on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. RHP Paul Richan (6-3, 4.40) will toe the rubber for the Pelicans, while RHP Kade McClure (1-0, 0.50) will go for the Dash. Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m. on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast and the MiLB First Pitch and TuneIn Apps.

The 2019 season is the 21st season for the Pelicans franchise and fifth 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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