Shorebirds head to postseason for first time in 14 years
The Delmarva Shorebirds have officially made the postseason for the first time in 14 years after the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ loss against the Hickory Crawdads.
Despite losing to the West Virginia Power 1-0 last night, the 46-18 Shorebirds will host playoff baseball at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium for the first time since 2005. The Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles has made the postseason now seven times in franchise history.
The Shorebirds’ early success has been lead by masterful pitching and sneaky offense. Prospects such as Grayson Rodriguez, Drew Rom, Adam Hall, and Cadyn Grenier have helped the team get to where they are currently. The team has been so successful, that eight players have been selected to the South-Atlantic League All-Star Game.
By winning the first half of the season, the Shorebirds clinch home-field advantage in the Northern Division Championship Series. Delmarva will host the second and, if necessary, third games against the second half champion or wild card winner Friday, September 6, and Saturday, September 7.
The postseason birth came at a cold spell for Delmarva, as they have lost three games in a row for the first time this season. The Shorebirds have also lost just their second series of the year in that three-game span.
All of us at MSB want to congratulate the Baby Birds for their early success, and we wish them all the best in the postseason!
So until the postseason arrives, we and all of Maryland will #FlyTogether!