DELMARVA SHOREBIRDS TO HONOR UMES WOMEN'S BOWLING TEAM
Maria Rodriguez was asked to help throw the first pitch in 2008 and will again on Wednesday.
Maria Rodriguez was asked to help throw the first pitch in 2008 and will again on Wednesday.

April 25, 2011

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-- Bringing home a National Championship in any sport is an impressive feat, but bringing in two in one year, a first in collegiate bowling, is history. The Delmarva Shorebirds, the only professional sports team on the Eastern Shore is recognizing that feat on Wednesday by bringing the women's bowling team to the stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch for their game vs. the Savannah Sand Gnats at 7:05 p.m.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women's bowling team won both the 2011 NCAA Championship and the 2011 United State Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championship in each of the last two weekends, something never before done in the history of collegiate bowling.

Head Coach Sharon Brummell and the Lady Hawks of the UMES Women's Bowling team will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The team will be introduced to the crowd and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Afterwards the team will be autographing their posters for friends and fans on the concourse level.

"It is great that the Shorebirds are honoring us like this," said Brummell. "The support from the community and fans has been awesome and we are privileged that we can go out and be recognized by a wonderful organization like the Delmarva Shorebirds."

Fans of UMES will want to get there early as pre-game ceremonies take place at approximately 6:45 p.m. The Shorebirds have extended a special offer to UMES students, faculty and staff and will give $2.00 off tickets when presenting a university issued ID at the box office. That means UMES fans can attend for as low as five dollars.

"It's a no-brainer for the Shorebirds to invite the national champions out to Perdue Stadium this coming Wednesday," said general manager Chris Bitters. "Their accomplishments are amazing and we are excited to have national championships in our backyard here on the Eastern Shore."

 

 

The University is planning other ceremonies to honor the team, stay tuned to umeshawks.com for the details.