Mailbox Monday

Welcome back IronBirds fans!  We are officially 53 days until Opening Day and only 19 days away from IronFest! We have had some great questions submitted over the past week and we have selected a couple to answer today.  If your question was not answered or if you think of any others, email them to

Larry writes: “When is IronFest and what are the times?”

IB: This year’s IronFest is May 17th.  At 8 a.m. we will be having the Amanda Hichkad Walk and our annual Out of the Park Yard Sale in the parking lot. At 9 a.m. the Family Fun Fest and IronFest kick off.  Individual tickets will go on sale then and you can start picking up your season tickets. The event will go until 2 p.m.!

Paul writes: “I read your blog from Thursday and saw that several players from last year’s teams are having a great season in Delmarva.  Are any other players not mentioned doing well?”

IB: Yes!  Several of last year’s team members are having a great year so far. Currently  Dylan Rheault is leading the South Atlantic League with 5 wins. He is off to an impressive start with an ERA of 1.26 through 14.1 innings pitched.

Dylan Rheault 8-30-13 (91)

Also, Sebastian Vader has been off to another good start. He currently has 2 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 2.84 through 25.1 innings pitched. He has currently started in just 4 games for Delmarva.

While Conor Bierfeldt has been off to a slow start similar to last season, he did hit the walk off homerun on Sunday.  That was the first homerun hit at home for Delmarva this season.

This season Jeff Kemp is leading the Shorebirds with 12 RBI’s.  He is followed by Mike Yastrzemski and Conor Bierfeldt with 10 RBI’s each.


Thanks again to all of the fans for submitting your questions.  Make sure to keep sending them to With the season being around the corner, we are going to be previewing some upcoming events that are coming up prior to the season on Thursday.  Make sure to check back then so you do not miss out on anything going on at Ripken Stadium!

Until then…Go IronBirds!

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