MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 2, 2018) – 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.
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.