Pelicans clinch first half Southern Division title

Myrtle Beach heads to postseason for seventh year in a row

By Scott Kornberg / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | June 14, 2017 8:43 PM ET

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 14, 2017) - The Pelicans have clinched the first half Southern Division title, earning Myrtle Beach a spot in the 2017 Carolina League Playoffs with a 3-0 win over Frederick and a 4-2 loss by Buies Creek to Potomac. 

Myrtle Beach's seventh division title in the last 13 halves marks the Pelicans' 11th playoff appearance in the 19-year history of the organization. The Birds will also make their seventh consecutive postseason appearance, the longest streak in the Carolina League since Kinston went to seven straight playoffs from 2001-07. Myrtle Beach will try to become the first team in Carolina League history to win three Mills Cup Championships in a row.

The Pelicans will meet the Southern Division's second half winner in the best-of-five Southern Division Championship Series beginning September 6. If Myrtle Beach repeats as the second half division winner, the Birds will face the club that finishes in second place in the Southern Division in the second half.

Myrtle Beach will on the road for Games 1 and 2 of the SDCS. Game 3 will be played at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on September 8. If necessary, the Pelicans would also host Games 4 and 5.

Should the Birds advance to their fourth straight Mills Cup Championship Series, the first two contests would be played at the Northern Division champion. Myrtle Beach would host Game 3 and, if necessary, Games 4 and 5.

Fans have the opportunity to catch all six potential playoff games in Myrtle Beach with the Pelicans' 2017 playoff package. For just $25, fans receive a ticket to all postseason home games and a picnic buffet during Game 3 of the Southern Division Championship Series on Friday, September 8. The buffet includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cole slaw, baked beans and cookies. To purchase the 2017 playoff package, call (843) 918-6000 or visit the Pelicans' Box Office.

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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