Pelicans pitcher named Chicago Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Month

Pelicans pitcher named Chicago Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Month
Cory Abbott tossed six innings in a loss on June 29 allowing just one run while striking out seven. (Source: milb.com)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Pelicans right-hander Cory Abbott has been named the Chicago Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August.

In a press release from the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, it is said that Abbott went 2-0 with a 0.67 ERA in five August starts. Over 27.0 innings, Abbott struck out 29 against 10 walks while holding opponents to a .188 average (18-for-96).

The release goes on to say that Abbott's 0.67 ERA was the best for any Cubs pitcher during the month and also placed at the top of the Carolina League. He closed the season on a 19.0-inning scoreless streak by firing three straight shutout outings to complete the campaign.

The Cubs' second-round pick in 2017 out of Loyola Marymount University (Calif.), Abbott made 22 starts between Low-A South Bend and Myrtle Beach in his first full professional season. The right-hander yielded just 94 hits and struck out 131 against 39 walks in 115.0 innings.

Abbott follows fellow righties Matt Swarmer (April) and Erick Leal (July) in earning Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors. Catcher Jhonny Pereda (May) and infielder Jared Young (July) earned the organization's Player of the Month awards in 2018 with Myrtle Beach.

The 2018 season was the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

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