Newark's Clark called up to the Orioles

By Sean Greene 4:56pm, April 30, 2013 - Updated 11:52pm, April 30, 2013
The Baltimore Orioles promoted Newark High School alum Zach Clark from Class AAA Norfolk prior to Tuesday night's game with Seattle.

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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