May 15, 2014 10:33 PM

Thursday’s area sports briefs

The Texas Rangers announced that Myrtle Beach Pelicans third baseman Joey Gallo has been named the Texas Rangers Minor League Player of the Month for April, according to a news release. He is the first Pelican to win the award since Andrew Clark and Mike Olt in 2011. The other April award winners were former Pelicans pitcher Nick Tepesch (Pitcher of the Month), Matt West (Reliever of the Month) and Hickory’s Lewis Brinson (Defender of the Month).

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