MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 17, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the first half on Sunday night 3-2 to the Carolina Mudcats from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With the Mudcats (34-36) leading 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, the Pelicans (34-36) attempted to rally. Andruw
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 17, 2018) - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the first half on Sunday night 3-2 to the Carolina Mudcats from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
With the Mudcats (34-36) leading 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, the Pelicans (34-36) attempted to rally. Andruw Monasterio singled home Yeiler Peguero , who finished 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run, to make it 3-2. Jhonny Pereda then smacked a fly ball into center field for an apparent game-tying sacrifice fly, but the runner left early from third and the Muddies turned the inning-ending double play with an appeal.
The Mudcats struck first in the third inning against Bryan Hudson (4-6). Dallas Carroll knocked home Ryan Aguilar on a fielder's choice to make it 1-0.
The Birds tied the game in the bottom half of the third inning when Peguero ripped an RBI double to score Connor Myers .
In the fourth inning, Carolina snared the lead right back as Cooper Hummel laced an RBI single to make it 2-1, and the Muddies extended their advantage in the fifth with a Weston Wilson RBI ground out.
Conor Harber (2-3) earned the win for the Muddies, going six innings while ceding two runs on five hits. Luke Barker saved his sixth game of the season by recording the final four outs.
With the conclusion of the first half, the All-Star break is upon the Carolina League. The All-Star Classic will be played on Tuesday in Zebulon, N.C. from Five County Stadium with a first pitch of 7:00 p.m. Pereda, shortstop Aramis Ademan and RHP Tyler Peyton will represent Myrtle Beach as All-Stars.
The Pelicans will begin the second half of play in Lynchburg for a four-game series against the Hillcats, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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].