The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are auctioning off three different jersey varieties from the last three seasons online at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com beginning next week. Home, alternate, and batting practice tops of Pelicans of the past and hopeful Atlanta Braves of the future will be up for bid.
Bidding will open at 8 a.m. March 8 on the Pelicans' sleeveless white home tops on the team's Web site. Among the home jerseys to be auctioned off is the No. 47 version once donned by four-time Major League All-Star Brian McCann in his rehabilitation appearance in Myrtle Beach last April 28 and 29. The home jersey auction will conclude on at 6 p.m. March 14.
From 8 a.m. March 15 to 6 p.m. March 21 the club will auction its alternate Pelican Blue jerseys. The No. 47 alternate jersey worn by 300-game winner Tom Glavine in his 2008 rehab stint in Myrtle Beach will be available.
Lastly, practice jerseys will be up for bid from 8 a.m. March 22 through 6 p.m. March 28. Batting practice tops worn by 2009 Carolina League All-Stars Jason Heyward and Cody Johnson along with highly touted first base prospect Freddie Freeman will be included in the final week of the auction.
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Each jersey auctioned on MyrtleBeachPelicans.com will be accompanied by a list of the players who wore the top and the years they wore it on the item description page. The winning bidder may choose which player's nameplate will be attached to the back of the jersey. For example, the No. 34 jersey was worn by Heyward, Ernesto Mejia, and Eric Campbell. The winning bidder may pick among those three to be sewn onto the No. 34 jersey.
College men's tennis
Boston College 4, (at) Coastal Carolina 3 | The Chants' Dorian Sovic rebounded from a first set loss to top the Eagles' Jonathan Schroeder 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 6 singles to tie match at 3-3, but Boston College's Billy Grokenberger rebounded after losing the first set to Ernesto Ramos to win 5-7, 7-6 6-1.
The Chants (7-2) and Eagles (5-6) split the six singles matches, but Boston College pickup the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 3. Coastal's No. 2 doubles team of Ramos and Alex Funkhouser improved to 7-0 this season with an 8-5 win over Grokenberger and Schroeder.
Singles: Thomas Nolan (BC) def. Matt Gordon 6-3, 6-3; Billy Grokenberger (BC) def. Ernesto Ramos 5-7, 7-6, 6-1; Dmitry Vlaskin (CCU) def. Erick Kreutzef 6-2, 6-3; Plamen Tzvetkov (CCU) def. Jonathan Schroeder 2-6, 6-4, 6-0; Dorian Sovic (CCU) def. Jonathan Schroeder 2-6, 6-4, 6-0; Brian Locklear (BC) def. Peter Billingham 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles: Kreutzer-Nolan (BC) def. Gordon-Billingham 8-3; Ramos-Alex Funkhouser (CCU) def. Grokenberger-Schroeder 8-5; Akash Muppidi-Adam Davison (BC) def. Vlaskin-Tzvetkov 8-6.
(At) South Carolina 15, Presbyterian 0 | Scott Wingo and Whit Merrifield each homered and Gamecocks starter Nolan Belcher combined with four relievers for a two-hit shutout as 15th-ranked USC routed Presbyterian at Carolina Stadium.
The Gamecocks are now 5-2 on the year while the loss drops Presbyterian to 1-7.
South Carolina returns to action with a three-game series vs. nationally ranked Clemson. The series begins on Friday at Clemson with first pitch at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's tilt will be at Fluor Field in Greenville and is scheduled for 2 p.m. The finale at Carolina Stadium on Sunday at 2 p.m.