The World Series may still be in its early stages, but preparations are already being made for the next baseball season.
Among those already scurrying into action are the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, who announced the team’s 2018 schedule on Wednesday.
The club will open its home slate April 5 against the Frederick Keys. Their four-game series will be the only visit this season the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
Also part of the seven-game home stand to start the campaign is a three-game set with the Winston-Salem Dash.
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For the fifth consecutive season, Myrtle Beach’s schedule ensures there is at least one home game each week. In addition, the Pelicans go no longer than eight days between home games at any point during the 2018 campaign.
“The schedule is also loaded with home games during the summer months with 16 in June, 17 in July and 12 in August,” said a prepared statement by the team.
As is typically the case, Myrtle Beach will see plenty of its Carolina League Southern Division foes during the season.
Buies Creek will make the most trips of any team on the circuit to the Grand Strand. The Astros will play 16 games at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, as opposed to six games against Myrtle Beach on its home field.
Carolina will play 11 games here, Down East 10 and Winston-Salem nine over the course of the season.
Among its Northern Division foes, the Lynchburg Hillcats and Potomac Nationals will play seven games in Myrtle Beach next season. Salem and Wilmington will make only one visit locally, coming here for a three-game set in June and August, respectively.
A full, daily breakdown of the Pelicans’ schedule can be found here.