♦ Mariners hold storytime for Radford and Pulaski youngsters (roanoke.com)
The Mariners put reading on their list before baseball for the last two days as players made appearances at the Radford and Pulaski Libraries for story time. Eight Mariner players in particular showcased their love for reading during story time for local children on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.Check out the photos
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This morning it was four different players at the Pulaski Library for their weekly story time. In attendance were pitchers David Holman, Nick Valenza, Blake Holovach, and catcher Toby DeMello. They read popular children’s books such as Where the Wild Things Are and Green Eggs and Ham. The players also conversed with the attendees, answered questions, and signed autographs.
♦ PR grad Zagone pitches well for Orioles’ (Northwest Herald)
Rick Zagone, a 6-foot-4 left-hander, found himself back with Frederick in the starting rotation most of this season. But last week he learned he was being promoted back to Bowie.
Zagone made the start Tuesday for Bowie at Binghamton, N.Y., and was the winning pitcher in the Baysox’s 10-1 victory. The lefty went seven innings and allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts.
“I really depended on my fastball,” he said Wednesday from New York. “I relied on my defense. It was a good game.”
Zagone was 3-1 with an ERA of 2.91 in his first 13 games this year at Frederick. In 552⁄3 innings he has allowed 44 hits and 27 walks with 35 strikeouts. That includes an outing June 21 when he allowed only four hits and one run in a no-decision against Myrtle Beach, a farm team of the Texas Rangers.