Myrtle Beach Pelicans: Alamo Named Carolina League Player of the Week

August 21, 2017 - Carolina League (CarL) - Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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ALAMO NAMED CAROLINA LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

CATCHER/FIRST BASEMAN BECOMES FIRST BIRDS POSITION PLAYER IN 2017 TO TAKE WEEKLY HONOR

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Myrtle Beach Pelicans catcher/first baseman Tyler Alamo has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for August 14-20, the league office announced Monday. Alamo is the first position player on the Pelicans' roster to collect a weekly award this season. A 24th-round pick in 2013 by the Chicago Cubs out of Cypress High School (Calif.), Alamo went a combined 11-for-28 in eight games, slashing .393/.469/.786 with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBIs, eight runs scored and three walks. Alamo recorded three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI contests during the week. The Orange, Calif., native blasted three home runs in Saturday's doubleheader at Wilmington. He registered his second career multi-homer contest in the twin bill opener before smashing the game- winning shot in the finale. With that effort, Alamo became the first Pelican to hit three long balls in one day since Joey Gallo went yard three times on May 16, 2014 against Potomac. Alamo joined Ryan Strausborger, who later played in the major leagues with the Texas Rangers, as the only Birds in recorded club history (through the 2005 season) to pop three dingers over a doubleheader. Alamo is the first Myrtle Beach hitter since at least the 2005 campaign to smash three home runs on the road in one day of baseball. In 103 games this season, Alamo is hitting .282/.326/.433 with 22 doubles, a career-high 12 home runs and 40 RBIs. In a 24-game span since July 27, he is a combined 29-for-84, posting a .345/.389/.524 line with six doubles, three homers, 11 RBIs and five walks. Thanks to this hot streak, he has vaulted into ninth in the circuit in batting average. Following Monday's off day, the Pelicans begin a six-game homestand with Tuesday's 7:05 p.m.

contest against the Down East Wood Ducks from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Tuesday's contest is a Craft Beer Tuesday, meaning $2 craft draughts from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Tickets and also 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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