Former Chanticleer Morrison returns to Grand Strand

Right-hander takes on Pelicans as member of Winston-Salem Dash

By Scott Kornberg / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | July 11, 2017 10:29 AM ET

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 11, 2017) - Former Coastal Carolina University right-handed pitcher Mike Morrison returns to the Grand Strand as a member of the Winston-Salem Dash, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a four-game series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beginning on Wednesday, July 12 from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

A key member of the 2016 College World Series Champion Chanticleers, Morrison finished his senior season with an 8-1 record, 11 saves and a 1.50 ERA - the third-best single-season mark in Coastal Carolina's Division I ERA. The native of Gilbert, S.C. struck out 94 against 27 walks in 72.0 innings.

With the Chanticleers facing elimination in Game 2 of the College World Series, Morrison ceded just two runs on six hits in 6.2 frames, matching a finals record with 10 strikeouts against two walks. Morrison received a no-decision after leaving the game with 103 pitches, but Coastal Carolina later beat Arizona 5-4, setting up their title victory in Game 3.

A 27th-round pick by the White Sox in the 2016 draft, Morrison has pitched in 27 games between Low-A Kannapolis and High-A Winston-Salem this season. Between the two squads, the right-hander is 2-0 with a 0.91 ERA, yielding just 15 hits in 39.2 innings. Morrison has whiffed 50 against just 10 walks.

Myrtle Beach and Winston-Salem begin their four-game series with Wednesday's 7:05 p.m. contest from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Tickets for the entire four-game series, which runs through Saturday, are available on www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Tickets or by calling the Pelicans' Box Office at (843) 918-6000.

The 2017 season is the 19th season for the Pelicans franchise and third as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For information on tickets to see the Pelicans in 2017, please call (843) 918-6000, e-mail info@myrtlebeachpelicans.com, or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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. The park has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last six seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last six years and the best in the Carolina League for six straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the two-time defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 and 2016 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made ten postseason appearances behind 12 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season and second half of 2016. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or emailing Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.

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