Myrtle Beach drops pitchers' duel to Down East
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 24, 2017) - Myrtle Beach was unable to get the offense going in a pitchers' duel that saw Mike Rucker toss five shutout innings for the Pelicans Saturday in their 2-1 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Rucker was terrific for
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 24, 2017) - Myrtle Beach was unable to get the offense going in a pitchers' duel that saw Mike Rucker toss five shutout innings for the Pelicans Saturday in their 2-1 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
Rucker was terrific for Myrtle Beach (44-29, 1-2), as the right-hander dominated Down East (26-46, 2-1) by firing five shutout innings before rain chased him from the contest. Wood Ducks starter
Down East scored the game's first run in the seventh inning. Luis La O and
Myrtle Beach will vie for a series split in Sunday's 6:05 p.m. contest. LHP Justin Steele (5-3, 2.32 ERA) opposes Wood Ducks RHP
Sunday's contest will wrap up Cubs-A-Palooza. The final day of the event will include a Joe Maddon-inspired Groovy Bandana giveaway to the first 1,000 fans. The night will be capped with a special Postgame Fireworks Extravaganza presented by East Coast Pyrotechnics Fireworks.
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 [email protected], or visit www.MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
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