FREDERICK, MD-The Frederick Keys are excited to announce that Tyler Erwin has been added to the Carolina League Northern Division all-star team. It marks the first professional all-star selection for Erwin.
In 21 games, Erwin, 23, is 0-2 with a 0.87 ERA to go with five saves. Over 31 innings, the left-hander has allowed just five runs (three earned) on 18 hits. He has walked 10 and struck out 36 while opponents are batting just .168 (18-for-107) against him. Difficult against hitters from both sides of the plate, left-handed batters are hitting .152 against Erwin, while right-handers are batting just .180 against the southpaw.
Unscored upon in three June games, the Arizona native is tied for the Carolina League lead in games, while among CL relievers he ranks second in lowest batting average against, fourth in fewest baserunners per nine innings (8.71) and tied for fifth in saves.
The 2018 season marks the first in Frederick for Erwin who was drafted by the Orioles in the 23rd round of the 2016 draft out of New Mexico State.
Erwin will play in this season's midsummer classic along with teammates Ryan McKenna , Preston Palmeiro , Cristian Alvarado and Alex Wells . This year's Carolina League All Star Classic presented by US Foods will take place next Tuesday, June 9 at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, NC, home of the Carolina Mudcats. First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Keys play their second doubleheader in as many days against the Lynchburg Hillcats. First pitch is slated for 5:00 p.m from Nymeo Field and both games will be seven innings in length. Both broadcasts can be heard on frederickkeys.com and the TuneIn radio app.
Homestand highlights include two shows of the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo on Friday and Saturday as well as Father's Day on Sunday as well as Buy Your Dad a Beer Day sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery. Fans can contact the Keys at 301-815-9939 or visit frederickkeys.com.
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