Twice as nice.
I think that sums up the Pelicans second Mills Cup Championship in a row! The final game was touch and go but James Pugliese shut down the Lynchburg Hillcats with 4.1 IP with 7 Ks in relief of starter Preston Morrison. The Pelicans scratched and clawed their way back from a 3-2 deficit to win 5-3. David Bote was named series MVP as he should have been. The young 2B hit .577 in the series.
Congratulations go out to the Pelicans players and coaches who just had an unbelievable run in August and September. They used great starting pitching, a great bullpen, and some serious hitting the last month. I think Buddy Bailey and the coaches did an unbelievable job of keeping this team focused after all the trades and promotions of late July. After a series against Salem in early August, you could see that this team believed in itself and they weren’t afraid of anyone!
Starting in a few days, Cubs Central will have season wrap-ups for each affiliate. Keep a look out for them starting Monday.