PORTLAND, Maine – Former Retrievers standout Zach Clark (Newark, Del./Newark) was named the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week while pitching for the Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
Clark went 1-0 during the week of June 11-17, throwing seven shutout innings against the Portland Sea Dogs and helping the Baysox pick up a 7-0 home victory. The right-hander struck out seven batters and allowed just two hits to level his record at 4-4 for the year.
"We're extremely excited about the success Zach had in his career so far," said UMBC head coach Bob Mumma. "He was a quality player for us and we're very happy for him to be getting the recognition he deserves."
For the season, Clark has made 11 starts, throwing 68.2 innings and recording a 3.01 ERA. Two of his starts came for the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, going 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA.
Clark was signed by the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in 2006 after playing at UMBC as a pitcher and designated hitter from 2002-2006. As a senior in 2006 the righty went 1-6 with a team-best 3.86 ERA. Over his career he made a total of 41 starts, the third most in school history while striking out 171 batters, the sixth highest total at UMBC.