Clemson baseball fans will remember Will Lamb as a centerfielder with big stats. But it's on the mound where the 6 foot 6 lefthander is hoping to making the big leagues. A 2nd round pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft by the Texas Rangers, Lamb is part of the 2013 Myrtle Beach Pelicans pitching staff where he'll come out of the bullpen. Lamb hit .348 in his junior season for Jack Leggett. He had the longest hitting streak in the ACC in 2011 and finished his three year career with a .313 batting average with 6 homers. He was 5-5 on the hill pitching for the Tigers. Lamb is excited to be back playing in South Carolina, even if Clemson is four and a half hours away. "Once you get back to South Carolina, you know you're here," Lamb said at Pelicans Media Day.
Jason Wood is back for his third season as Pelicans manager. The Birds were 74-65 in 2012, reaching the Carolina League's post-season for a second straight year. The Pelicans open the season on Thursday at 7:05 pm against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.