Salisbury, Md. - The Delmarva Shorebirds are excited to announce that Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy is scheduled to make his first start at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Tuesday, April 17 against the Hagerstown Suns. Bundy, the top prospect in the system according to Baseball America, was the fourth overall selection in the 2011 First Year Player Draft.
In his first two professional outings on the road, Bundy dazzled against the Asheville Tourists and Kannapolis Intimidators. The 19-year old has pitched six perfect innings, retiring all 18 batters that have come to the plate against him. Bundy has 12 strikeouts in just six innings on the mound.
Bundy was signed to a major league contract by the Orioles and is part of the 40-man roster.
Tickets are available for Tuesday's game by calling the Shorebirds Box Office at 410-219-3112.
The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class "A" Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Shorebirds are owned by 7th Inning Stretch, L.P., the same company that owns the Stockton Ports of the California League and the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League. The Shorebirds were the proud hosts of the 2011 South Atlantic League "Strike Out Hunger" All-Star Game presented by Perdue that drew 7,410 fans. For more information, call the Shorebirds at 410-219-3112.
The Shorebirds are celebrating 17-years of professional baseball on the Eastern Shore. During the 2009 season, the Shorebirds finished with an average attendance of 3,567 fans, the largest average since the 2002 season. In 2007, The Shorebirds had the top attendance based on market size in Minor League Baseball(tm), according to Sports Business Journal (Aug. 2008). In 2010, more than 6,000 fans packed Arthur W. Perdue Stadium nine times including a season high of 8,993 fans on August 7th. In 2011, the Shorebirds welcomed ten crowds of over 5,000 fans.
The Shorebirds were established in 1996 by an investor team headed by legendary chicken company owner, the late Frank Perdue. The Shorebirds have called Arthur W. Perdue home ever since. For more information about the Delmarva Shorebirds call 410-219-3112 or visit www.theshorebirds.com.
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