Pelicans Win Third Straight Behind Miller's Dominance
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - 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.
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