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Shorebirds Announce Opening Night Plans

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SALISBURY, Md.- The Delmarva Shorebirds, class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have announced full plans for opening night, Thursday, April 4 at 7:05 p.m., against the Hagerstown Suns (Washington Nationals). Gates open for the general public at 6 p.m. while season ticket holders can enter the stadium at 5 p.m.      

MAGNET SCHEDULE GIVEAWAY

The first 5,000 fans will receive the official 2013 Shorebirds magnet schedule presented by Azar Eye Institute.  The magnet features 2012 Shorebirds infielder Nicky Delmonico along with the Shorebirds 2013 schedule.   

WELCOME HOME PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

All ticketed fans will have the opportunity to win great prizes throughout the night as part of a raffle.  During each inning, random tickets will be drawn and fans will win the prizes listed below.

  • iHome
  • Phillips Blu-ray
  • Nikon Coolpix Camera S3300
  • Emerson Microwave Oven
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • iPod Shuffle
  • Wal-Mart gift card
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  • Sanyo 42-inch television 

THIRSTY THURSDAY

Every Thursday home game is a Thirsty Thursday at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, with 12 oz. Miller Lite and Coors Light draft beers for $1.50.  Also, 12 oz. Pepsi products are $1.50.  No coupons are necessary to take advantage of the deal.   

NATIONAL ANTHEM

The national anthem on opening night will be performed Karen Bordeau.   

COLOR GUARD

The Somerset County Sheriff's Office will present the colors before the game. 

HIGH HEAT BASEBALL CLUB

Players on the High Heat Baseball Club will be on the field with the Shorebirds players during the national anthem.   

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCHES

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, 2012 Shorebirds Fan of the Year Ruby Liberty and Mark Filipov from Azar Eye Institute will throw out the ceremonial first pitches before the home opener. 

PARKER BRIDWELL NAMED OPENING NIGHT STARTER

Shorebirds right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell is the opening night starter.  Bridwell, 21, made 22 starts for the Shorebirds last season and went 5-9 with a 5.98 ERA.  He was selected in the ninth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.   

A limited amount of tickets are still available for purchase by calling the Shorebirds Box Office at (410) 219-3112.

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