Pelicans’ Sullivan throws complete-game shutout

Sullivan_Richard 8893 500px.jpg

I’m no expert, but I’m guessing it’s not every year that you find a baseball draft pick out of the Savannah College of Art and Design, but that’s where the Braves got Richard Sullivan last year.
That chance is paying off now as the former illustration major pitched a complete-game shutout today.
Now with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Sullivan, 22, is 2-1 in high Class A. He gave up three hits and two walks while striking out nine to pick up the win in a 6-1 victory over Winston-Salem.
I’ve had a total of about 90 seconds to photograph Sullivan this year, but I managed to get a few shots, including this one, at Spring Training.
I had worse luck during the regular season. I photographed Myrtle Beach this year before he arrived, and Rome after he left. Sometimes it just works out that way. If you’re doing well you can move up quickly. He was 4-1 in low Class A Rome before the promotion.
17 March 2009: LHP Richard Sullivan of the Atlanta Braves at Spring Training camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Photo by:  Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: