MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 2, 2018) - Tyson Miller was brilliant for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as the they ripped off their third straight win over the Potomac Nationals on Monday night with a 5-0 victory from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Miller (7-6) earned the win for the Pelicans (38-44, 4-8)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 2, 2018) - Tyson Miller was brilliant for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as the they ripped off their third straight win over the Potomac Nationals on Monday night with a 5-0 victory from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
Miller (7-6) earned the win for the Pelicans (38-44, 4-8) by throwing 6.2 shutout innings, ceding just three hits while whiffing seven. The righty fell both one out and strikeout short of tying career-highs in each category.
P.J. Higgins , who went 3-for-4, broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third off of Potomac (40-38, 3-8) starter Joan Baez (3-7) with an RBI double that plated D.J. Wilson to make it 1-0.
In the fifth inning, the Birds tacked on with three more. Aramis Ademan knocked home Luis Ayala with an RBI single before Wilson scored on an error to give Myrtle Beach a 3-0 advantage. Higgins then whacked a single to score Ademan with the infield in, putting the margin at 4-0.
Ayala scored in the seventh on a double play to give the Pelicans their 5-0 lead.
Tyler Peyton provided 2.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen for the Birds.
The Pelicans go for the sweep behind RHP Alex Lange (4-5, 3.69 ERA) in Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. game against Potomac LHP Ben Braymer (3-1, 1.85 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn.
Tuesday is the Pelicans' Independence Day Celebration with $2 Tacos and Tallboys presented by Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, which features $2 tacos and $2 16 oz. cans from 6-8 p.m. In addition, there will be a postgame fireworks extravaganza presented by East Coast Pyrotechnics.
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].