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Single-A Playoffs Recap: Myrtle Beach Clinches Second Consecutive Championship

Myrtle Beach's David Bote (Photo by Mathew Carper)

Myrtle Beach’s David Bote (Photo by Mathew Carper)

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Carolina League Championship

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their second straight Carolina League Championship on Wednesday night as they defeated the Lynchburg Hillcats 5-3. The Pelicans took the Mills Cup Finals  three game to one and the last game was no easy feat as they came back from a one run deficit twice throughout the nine inning outing. Myrtle Beach’s David Bote earned the Mills Cup Championship MVP for his dominant clutch performances throughout the series.  The Cubs affiliate has now won four Carolina League Championships and will look to make history in 2017 to become the first team to win three consecutive titles.

Top Performers

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

David Bote: 2 for 4; BB

Donnie Dewees: 3 for 5

Eljoy Jimemez: 2 for 5

Mills Cup Championship MVP David Bote of the Pelicans. Photo by Mathew Carper

Mills Cup Championship MVP David Bote of the Pelicans. Photo by Mathew Carper

Lynchburg Hillcats

Francisco Mejia: 2 for 4; DBL; HR

Yu-Cheng Chang: 3 for 4; DBL

Tyler Krieger: 2 for 4

Lynchburg's Francisco Mejia (Photo by Mathew Carper)

Lynchburg’s Francisco Mejia (Photo by Mathew Carper)


Midwest League-Championship Series Game 1

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The Clinton LumberKings took a big win in the first game of the Midwest League Championship series on Wednesday night as they defeated the Great Lakes Loons 16-6. The LumberKings were down 5-3 entering the bottom of the fourth and then an offensive explosion which included an eight run inning gave Clinton the stamina they needed to charge forward. Clinton also had two players, Rayder Ascanio and Chris Marsical, who were both a homerun shy of the cycle. The two will meet again for the second of the best of five game series on Thursday night at Ashford University Field.

Top Performers

Clinton LumberKings

Chris Mariscal: 3 for 3; 2B/ 3B 3 RBIs

Luis Liberato: 3 for 5; 2 Dbls

Rayder Ascanio: 3 for 5; 2B/ 3B/ 4 RBIs

Great Lakes Loons 

Brendon Davis: 2 for 5; RBI

DJ Peters: 2 for 2; 2B; HR; 3 RBIs

Jake Henson: 2 for 4

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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