Salisbury, Md. - The Delmarva Shorebirds, class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are pleased to announce that first baseman Nicky Delmonico has been named to the South Atlantic League Northern Division All-Star Team. Delmonico is the lone player representative to make the mid-season classic this season. Shorebirds athletic trainer Will Lawhorn was selected the athletic trainer for the Northern Division.
The 53rd annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game will be held at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston RiverDogs are the hosts of the event. The actual all-star game will be contested on June 19. Festivities, including the home run derby, will be held between June 18-20.
Delmonico, 19, leads the Shorebirds in several major statistical categories including: doubles (15), home runs (5), hits (53), runs-batted-in (33) and total bases (83). The Knoxville, Tennessee native has 16 multi-hit games and has reached base in 45 of 54 games played this season.
After batting .247 in April, Delmonico posted an improved May average of .280 with 14 RBIs.
The sixth round draft pick in 2011 reached base in 20 consecutive games between April 17 and May 11. During the time frame, he batted .338 (25-for-74).
Delmonico has shown tremendous durability during the first half of the season. He has played in 54 of the Shorebirds 57 games through June 4 and has played in 40 straight games dating back to April 24.
Lawhorn, second year Shorebirds athletic trainer, was voted the athletic trainer for the Northern Division. Lawhorn served as the athletic trainer for the 2011 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.
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