Skim, skate and SUP under way at Summer Vibes fest
Rehoboth and Dewey Beach are the site of the third annual Summer Vibes Fest, which again brings together skimboarding, skateboarding, standup paddleboarding, art and music in the area, with the event getting under way on Thursday, Aug. 11, with the Rehoboth Amateur Skate Jam at Epworth Skate Park at noon that day.
Friday will feature the SUP Sprint Challenge, starting off at East of Maui Surf Shop in Dewey Beach at 4 p.m., and the Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding will cap the weekend with events all day Saturday and Sunday.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.alleyoopskim.com.
Shorebirds’ Gassaway named SAL Player of the Week
Having just joined the team last month, Delmarva Shorebirds outfielder Randolph Gassaway was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the week spanning from Monday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 7.
During the week, Gassaway went 13-for-27, with four doubles, two homeruns, four runs scored and four RBIs.
It’s the first South Atlantic League honor Gassaway has earned in his career.
Shorebirds’ Mercedes named SAL Player of the Month, promoted to Keys
Recently promoted to the Class A-Advanced Frederick Keys in the Carolina League, former Delmarva Shorebirds’ catcher Yermin Mercedes was also named the South Atlantic League Player of the Month for the month of July.
During the month, Mercedes maintained a .375 batting average during a 26-game stretch, racking up 12 doubles, four homeruns and 14 RBIs in the process.
His standout performance came on Tuesday, July 26, against the Kannapolis Intimidators, when he went 4-4 on the night, with three solo homeruns and a single, becoming the first Shorebirds’ player to hit three homeruns in a single game since at least 2007, according to the club.
He leaves the team with the South Atlantic League’s highest active batting average (.353), best slugging percentage (.579), second-highest on-base percentage (.411), and fourth in the league in homeruns, with 14.