MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 1, 2018) - Early offense propelled the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-1 victory on Sunday over the Potomac Nationals from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (37-44, 3-8) wasted no time in the first inning against Potomac (40-37, 3-7) starter Nick Raquet (1-1). After D.J. Wilson
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 1, 2018) - Early offense propelled the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-1 victory on Sunday over the Potomac Nationals from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
The Pelicans (37-44, 3-8) wasted no time in the first inning against Potomac (40-37, 3-7) starter Nick Raquet (1-1). After D.J. Wilson and Aramis Ademan ripped back-to-back singles to begin the inning, Jhonny Pereda lined a two-out RBI single down the first base line to put the Birds out in front 1-0.
In the second inning, Ademan smacked a two-run base hit into right and Wilson later scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-0 Pelicans.
Kevonte Mitchell smashed a two-RBI double in the third to give the Birds a 6-0 lead.
In the sixth, the Nationals found the scoreboard when Rhett Wiseman scored on a Nick Banks sacrifice fly.
Ryan Kellogg (2-1) tossed three innings, surrendering just one run, to earn the win for the Pelicans. Casey Bloomquist finished off the night with 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Pelicans RHP Tyson Miller (6-6, 3.71 ERA) is slated to start Monday's 7:05 p.m. game against Potomac RHP Joan Baez (3-6, 4.92 ERA) in the third contest of a four-game series against the Nationals. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
Monday is a Thirsty Monday with $1 Bud and Bud Light 12 oz. drafts, $2 16 oz. cans and half-price Duplin Wine from 6-8 p.m. In addition, it is Half-Off Hunger Monday presented by Lowes Foods, meaning fans can get a half-price ticket with a donation of an item from the Backpack Buddies List.
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].