GAME TO BE RESUMED SUNDAY AT 1:00 P.M.
ZEBULON, NC August 9, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, tied the game at 2-2 on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, and the game was suspended in the bottom of the 11th inning due to rain. The game will be resumed on Sunday before the Pelicans and Mudcats complete their series at Five County Stadium. The resumption of the suspended game will begin at 1:00 p.m., while game two, a full-nine inning game, will begin no earlier than 2:00 p.m.
The Pelicans erased deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to send the game to extra innings.
Down 1-0, Christopher Bostick laid down a bunt single and scored on a Preston Beck double to tie things up in the third.
Alex Monsalve put Carolina ahead with an RBI triple in the sixth to make it 2-1. Both runs scored off of starter Ryan Bores who tossed a quality start, going six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out a pair.
The Mudcats threatened to break the game open in the eighth. Sam Stafford handed out two walks and surrendered a bunt single to load the bases with one out in the inning. The Pelicans turned to Cody Buckel. Facing cleanup batting Jeremy Lucas, Buckel induced a 5-4-3 double play to get out of the jam with nothing across and the score still at 2-1.
The Birds tied it back up in the eighth without the benefit of a base hit. Luis Mendez and Chris Garia both worked walks against reliever Michael Peoples, and, with two outs, new pitcher Jacob Lee hit Beck to load the bases. Lee then uncorked a wild pitch with Royce Bolinger at the plate, allowing Mendez to score and tie the game at 2-2. Bolinger went on to strike out to end the inning.
Buckel kept the Mudcats hitless over his 3 2/3 innings of work, while the Pelicans were retired in order through the top of the 11th.
The game was suspended before the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th inning. LeVon Washington is due up for the Mudcats against Buckel.
Game two will be begin no earlier than 2:00 p.m.
The games can be heard live on WRNN AM 1450 ESPN Myrtle Beach, on the TuneIn Radio App, and via the MiLB First Pitch App, beginning with the Hampton Inn Pregame Show at 12:40 p.m.
The Pelicans return home on Tuesday, August 12 and will begin a three-game set with the Carolina Mudcats.
Season Seats, Mini Plans, Flex Books, and single game tickets are available to see the Pelicans in 2014. For more information on tickets, please call (843) 918-6002, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com, or visit the Pelicans box office, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
About the Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their home games at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park was named the best in the Carolina League by Baseball America in 2009 and the overall experience ranked third in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in 2013. The Pelicans earned co-Mills Cup championship honors in their inaugural 1999 season, won the outright title in 2000, and has garnered seven half-season Southern Division titles, most recently in the first half of 2013. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact Nathan Barnett by calling (843) 918-6080 or emailing NBarnett@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.