GCL Orioles left fielder Jake Ring (6) at bat during a game against the GCL Twins on August 11, 2016 at the Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. GCL Twins defeated GCL Orioles 4-3. (Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2017
Will DeBoer

SALISBURY, MD – After a sizzling start to the 2017 season, the Delmarva Shorebirds are pleased to announce that outfielder Jake Ring has won the first South Atlantic League Player of the Week award for the week-and-a-half of April 6 through 16.

The 22-year-old from Ingleside, Ill. batted .421/.450/.842 over his first nine games, going 16-for-38 with 7 doubles, 3 triples, a home run, 13 RBIs, and 7 runs. Ring currently leads the SAL in doubles, triples, RBIs, extra-base hits (11), total bases (32), slugging, and OPS (1.292). He also notched two outfield assists from right field.

Ring came up clutch for the Shorebirds on April 11 in Greensboro, belting a game-tying double in the top of the ninth inning. In Delmarva’s four-game home series against Hagerstown on April 13-16, he batted .706 (12-17) with 8 extra-base hits and 8 RBIs, going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a triple, and four driven in in the Sunday matinee.

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Michael Williams has been an Orioles fan since the sixties when his family moved from Reading Pa to York Pa. Also, the Phillies and 1964. His Grandfather got the Chef Boyardee box seats and Mike was hooked. Brooks Robinson calls him not a fan, but a friend. He has been a member of the Orioles Hangout since early in the New Millennium and Managing Editor since 2011. Or so it seems. He lives in Harrisburg PA, down by the river. Not currently in a van.