Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:56pm
Newark's Clark called up to the Orioles
Updated Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:52pm
The Baltimore Orioles promoted Newark High School alum Zach Clark from Class AAA Norfolk prior to Tuesday night's game with Seattle.
|Zach Clark throws a pitch during 2012 in AA Bowie (COURTESY: Bowiebaysox.com)|
The 2001 graduate who played his collegiate baseball at UMBC is in his 8th season of professional baseball.
He was the opening day pitcher for the Tides, and has amassed a 1-2 record with a 4.56 ERA in five starts so far this season. Last season was Clark's best in professional baseball, pitching to a 15-7 record with a 2.79 ERA between Norfolk and Class AA Bowie.
Zach's last start with Norfolk was his best of the season, pitching 6 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball while allowing 4 hits and striking out 7 in defeating Charlotte.
Clark was named the Class AA Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week on June 18 last year, and was named a Mid-Season All-Star by the league.
Zach became the 4th Newark High School alum to make a major league roster, joining Brandy Davis (1952-1953), Derrick May (1990-1999), and Brian Lesher (1996-2002). He is also the 22nd graduate of a Delaware high school to make the majors.
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