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Young homers, but Pelicans fall in second straight to P-Nats

Birds lose 6-3 in front of sellout crowd
Andruw Monasterio turns a double play in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Potomac. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
July 19, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 19, 2018) - Jared Young blasted a home run Thursday, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost 6-3 to the Potomac Nationals in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 fans from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Nationals (48-46, 11-16) jumped out in front early on Pelicans (46-51,

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 19, 2018) - Jared Young blasted a home run Thursday, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost 6-3 to the Potomac Nationals in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 fans from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. 
The Nationals (48-46, 11-16) jumped out in front early on Pelicans (46-51, 12-15) starter Rollie Lacy (1-1). Bryan Mejia led off the game with a double before Ian Sagdal singled him home. After Aldrem Corredor ripped a single of his own, Rhett Wiseman crushed a three-run home run to make it 4-0 Potomac. 

The P-Nats added on in the second inning when Sadgal bashed a solo shot of his own.
Myrtle Beach found the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning. Tyler Alamo and Andruw Monasterio collected back-to-back singles to begin the inning before Wladimir Galindo hit into a fielder's choice. Alamo scored on a Potomac throwing error to make it 5-1.
In the fifth, the P-Nats answered right back with an RBI single from David Masters to push the advantage to 6-1. 
Young off the sixth inning with a solo homer, his second of the season and first at home. Later in the frame, Galindo crushed an RBI double to cut the deficit to 6-3. 
Joan Baez (5-8) earned the win for the Nationals, allowing three runs over his 5.1 innings. 
Erick Leal tossed three scoreless innings out of the bullpen with three strikeouts for Myrtle Beach. 
The Pelicans look to salvage their three-game series with the Nationals at 7:05 p.m. on Friday. RHP Cory Abbott (2-4, 4.34 ERA) starts for Myrtle Beach against Potomac RHP Wil Crowe (9-0, 2.43 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn. 
Friday begins Braves Weekend at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark as former Brave Steve Avery will be on hand for autographs and a fan meet-and-greet. In addition, Friday is Beer, Brats and Baseball presented by Lowes Foods with $2 craft drafts and buy-one, get-one free sausages. The night triples as a First Responders Friday presented by 707 Indoor Shooting Range, Goldfinch and Winslow Attorneys and Counselors at Law and WMBF News, in which first responders recieve half-price tickets at the Pelicans' Box Office. 
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. 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 [email protected].