Former Shorebirds’ pitcher called up to the majors
It was only one year ago that Donnie Hart took the mound at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.
The LHP and 2013 Baltimore Orioles draft pick (Round 27) out of Texas State had gotten his start in Aberdeen before spending the entire 2014 season and beginning of the 2015 season with the Shorebirds.
After a few more calls up and starting 2016 with the AA Bowie Baysox, however, Hart got the call to the majors last Friday.
The 25-year-old southpaw will join the O’s bullpen as a situational reliever, set to help fill the void left by injured LHP T.J. McFarland and LFP Brian Matusz, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves this past May.
During his time in Delmarva, Hart appeared in 43 games and went 2-3 as a starter. As a closer, he recorded 14 total saves.
For the Orioles, Hart will wear number 58.
Registration still open for Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp
A second session for the Sharp Shooter Lax Shooting Camp will be held from Tuesday, July 26, through Thursday, July 28.
At the camp run by Indian River High School lacrosse coaches Dave Spencer and Jim Dietsch, boys from sixth to 11th grades can learn shooting specific skills, such as feet setting, shooting in close, shooting from outside and shooting on the run.
The camp will be held at Indian River High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day and costs $50. For more information or to sign up, contact Dave Spencer at (410) 790-1406, or send an email to email@example.com.
Athlete’s to End Alzheimer’s 5K registration open
Set to enter its second year, registration for the Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5K in Bethany Beach is open and filling up fast.
The run/walk, set for Sunday, Aug. 2, will raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter.
The race will take place throughout Bethany Beach, with a boardwalk finish, and will include entertainment and a finish-line party.
Village at Bear Trap Dunes hosting weekly round-robin tournaments
The Village at Bear Trap Dunes is currently hosting a twice-weekly round-robin tournament for both local tennis players and visitors.
The events run from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, and are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Bear Trap Director of Tennis Marty Godwin at (310) 418-5000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Bear Trap Pavilion at (302) 537-6371.
Blast to the Beach qualifier set for Georgetown Speedway
The Georgetown Speedway will be the site of the Blast to the Beach qualifier on Friday, July 22.
United Racing Club (URC) 360 Sprint Cars, Big-Block Modifieds, Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks will all compete at the event.
Tickets are still available. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are set to begin 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission costs $18, with pit admission costing $30.
For more information, visit www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com.