Shorebirds sending three players to All-Stars

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The South Atlantic League announced the rosters for the league’s 2015 All-Star Game on Tuesday, and the Delmarva Shorebirds have had three players named to the North Division team: outfielder Conor Bierfeldt, infielder Jomar Reyes and infielder Steve Wilkerson.

“We are very glad to have three well-deserving players selected to the SAL All-Star Game,” Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters said. “Our fans have been treated to their great skills all season, and we can’t wait to see them perform in this event.”

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Bierfeldt, 24, is enjoying a fine season at the plate in 2015, leading the SAL and ranking tied for fifth in all of Minor League Baseball with 48 RBIs. He is also tied for third in the SAL with seven home runs. Bierfeldt, a 29th round selection by the Orioles in the 2013 June Amateur Draft, has 24 home runs in 173 career games with Delmarva. He also set the Aberdeen Ironbirds’ single-season home run record with 12 homers during the 2013 season.

Reyes, 18, has lived up to his top prospect status in the first half of the 2015 season, hitting .274 with two home runs and 20 RBIs through 50 games. He also showed great gap power, knocking 12 doubles and three triples as of June 9. Reyes entered the season as the No. 10 ranked prospect in the Orioles’ farm system according to Baseball America. This season is Reyes’s second in the Orioles farm system after signing in January of 2014.

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Wilkerson, 23, was able to earn a selection despite being on the disabled list since May 24. He leads Delmarva with a .309 average and a .417 on-base percentage. Selected in the eighth round of the 2014 June Amateur Draft, Wilkerson also leads Shorebirds infielders with a .978 fielding percentage.

Delmarva has now had multiple players selected to the SAL All-Star Game for the second year in a row. The 2015 SAL All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, June 23 at McCormick Field in Asheville, NC.

Tickets for all remaining Shorebirds home games during the 2015 season are on sale now. They can be purchased in person at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium Box Office, by phone at 410-219-3112 or online at theshorebirds.com.

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