Bowie, Md.—Former UMBC pitcher Zach Clark, '06 was named to the All-Time Bowie Baysox team, announced earlier this month. Clark played at UMBC from 2002-06 and eventually made his way to the majors, pitching for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Baysox are celebrating their 25th season in 2017, and gave fans the opportunity to vote for the Baysox All-Time Team. Fans voted over the course of a week to select the team.
"A big congratulations to Zach on being selected to the All-Bowie Baysox Team. He worked hard, practiced and played at a high level and never gave up on his dream," UMBC baseball head coach Bob Mumma said of Clark.
Clark went undrafted but earned a spot in the Baltimore Orioles organization, playing with Aberdeen in 2006. From there he spent time in all levels of the organization, playing for AAA Norfolk in 2008. He spent a majority of his time in Bowie before making his major league debut in May of 2013. He threw 1.2 innings surrendering three hits and three runs with one strikeout.
During his six seasons in Bowie, Clark went 28-22 with a 4.33 ERA in 59 starts. He amassed 224 strikeouts in 407.2 innings of work. He is the franchise's leader in wins with 28, producing back-to-back ten-win seasons in 2011-12.
"I am honored to be a part of the team and to be recognized for my time there. I am thankful for Bowie to think of me for this honor," Clark said about being named to the team.
Clark ranks third in career starts in the Retriever record books, as well as sixth in career strikeouts.
The Newark, Del. native joins Caleb Joseph, Matt Wieters, Trey Mancini, Manny Machado and Chris Tillman as former or current Orioles on the list.