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Hoerner Comes Through in the Eighth to Seal Smokies' 4-3 Win

Thompson Fans Eight Without Allowing a Hit in Season Debut
April 6, 2019

SEVIERVILLE - Nico Hoerner's RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning was the difference in a 4-3 victory for the Tennessee Smokies (2-1) against the Mississippi Braves (1-2) on Saturday night. RHP Keegan Thompson tossed five hitless innings while striking out eight in his 2019 debut.The Smokies jumped to

Thompson unhittable in Smokies win

Cubs No. 10 prospect goes five innings, strikes out eight
April 6, 2019

The only thing that could stop Keegan Thompson on Saturday was his pitch count.The 10th-ranked Cubs prospect tossed five hitless innings in his season debut, striking out eight and walking one, as Double-A Tennessee edged Mississippi, 4-3, at Smokies Stadium.

2019 Preview: Tennessee Smokies

February 26, 2019

With a new manager at the helm this season, the Tennessee Smokies are looking to turn around their luck and earn a spot in the Southern League playoffs.2018 RECORD: 67-71, 3rd in the SL North Division2018 PLAYOFFS: N/AOPENING DAY: Thursday, April 4 vs Mississippi (Atlanta)WHAT'S NEW? The Smokies announced late

Generals' Widener fans career-high 13

D-backs No. 4 prospect allows one run over seven innings
July 7, 2018

The Southern League's strikeout leader asserted his dominance on Saturday. Taylor Widener recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts and pitched his first career complete game, but Double-A Jackson fell to Tennessee, 1-0, in the opener of a doubleheader at The Ballpark. He gave up a run on three hits and a walk

Thompson, Smokies one-hit Lookouts

Cubs No. 18 prospect strikes out seven over 6 1/3 innings
June 30, 2018

With one start in between, Keegan Thompson picked up where he left off in the Carolina League.The Cubs' 18th-ranked prospect gave up one hit over 6 1/3 innings in his second Double-A start on Saturday, pitching Tennessee to a 2-0 blanking of Chattanooga at Smokies Stadium.

Thompson earns second Pitcher of the Week honor

June 18, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 18, 2018) - Myrtle Beach Pelicans right-handed pitcher Keegan Thompson has been named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 11-17, the league office announced Monday. The weekly honor is Thompson's second of the season.In the Cullman, Ala., native's start on

Cubs' Thompson leads Pitchers of the Week

Righty tossed seven perfect frames in latest Myrtle Beach gem
June 18, 2018

Keegan Thompson already had won a Carolina League Pitcher of the Week award this season with one dominant outing. He bettered himself the second time around. The Cubs' No. 18 prospect tossed seven perfect innings last Thursday for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach en route to Carolina League Pitcher of

Thompson spins seven perfect frames

Cubs No. 18 prospect ties season high with eight K's for Pelicans
June 14, 2018

Keegan Thompson has learned how to pitch as a starter in the Minor Leagues. The Cubs No. 18 prospect spun seven perfect innings, racking up eight strikeouts but Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach lost the perfect-game bid and fell to Carolina, 4-1, on Thursday at Field.

Birds fall to Carolina despite Thompson's near perfecto

Thompson throws seven perfect innings, but four-run Mudcats' eighth spells loss for Pelicans
June 14, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 14, 2018) - After Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for the Pelicans on Thursday, the Carolina Mudcats exploded for four runs in the eighth inning to beat Myrtle Beach 4-1 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.Thompson fired seven perfect innings before being removed from

Ademan's heroics spur Birds to seventh straight win

Pelicans tie it with four in the eighth, win it 5-4 in 10 innings
June 8, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 8, 2018) - Aramis Ademan tied the game with a three-run home run for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the eighth inning on Friday night before the Birds walked it off on an error in the 10th inning 5-4 over the Salem Red Sox from TicketReturn.Com Field

Thompson, big seventh carry Birds to 6-2 win over Wood Ducks

Thompson tosses career-best 6.1 innings, Pelicans score four in the seventh
June 2, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 2, 2018) - Keegan Thompson allowed only one run over his 6.1 innings for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Saturday night in a 6-2 win over the Down East Wood Ducks from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Thompson (3-3) earned the win, allowing just one run over a career-high

Astros' Javier piggybacks way to award

Quad Cities right-hander honored after fanning 18 in 10 innings
May 29, 2018

As a pitcher with Class A Quad Cities this season, Cristian Javier has had to piggyback with his fellow River Bandits. But because of his recent performances, he's earned a recognition all his own. The Astros' No. 18 prospect has been named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for May

Thompson anchors Pelicans' one-hitter

Cubs No. 18 prospect goes six innings, retires last 16 batters
May 26, 2018

Keegan Thompson had faced the Carolina Mudcats twice before this season with mixed results.His third start against them couldn't have gone much better.The Cubs' 18th-ranked prospect allowed one hit, struck out eight and retired the final 16 batters he faced Saturday as Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach edged Carolina, 1-0,

Thompson, Peyton dominate Mudcats in 1-0 blanking

Duo holds Carolina to just one hit in victory
May 26, 2018

ZEBULON, N.C. (May 26, 2018) - Keegan Thompson and Tyler Peyton combined to retire the last 25 batters Saturday in a one-hitter and 1-0 win for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans over the Carolina Mudcats from Five County Stadium. Thompson (2-3) earned the win with six shutout innings, only ceding one hit

Thompson, Clark blank Woodies to capture series opener in Kinston

Keegan Thompson and Bailey Clark combine for Birds' third shutout of the season
May 7, 2018

KINSTON, N.C. (May 7, 2018) - Keegan Thompson fired six brilliant innings and Bailey Clark finished the game with three scoreless frames of his own Monday to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 3-0 win over the Down East Wood Ducks from Grainger Stadium.Thompson (1-2) earned his first win of

Myrtle Beach's winning streak ends on Hiura walk-off

Pelicans drop series opener to Carolina 2-1
April 25, 2018

ZEBULON, N.C. (April 25, 2018) - Keston Hiura's walk-off single in the ninth ended the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' three-game winning streak Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium.The game was tied at one in the ninth when Myrtle Beach (6-13) reliever Tyler Peyton walked

Thompson strong, but Birds falter late in 6-2 loss

Right-hander goes five scoreless innings in defeat to Buies Creek
April 17, 2018

LILLINGTON, N.C. (April 17, 2018) - Pelicans starter Keegan Thompson fired five shutout innings Tuesday, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans could not fend off a late Buies Creek Astros rally to fall 6-2 at Jim Perry Stadium.Thompson ceded just three hits in his five innings of work. He did not walk a