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Two Keys to be Honored by Orioles

Sep 17 2010
Two Keys to be Honored by Orioles

Frederick, MD – 2010 Frederick Keys Joe Mahoney and Jacob Julius will be recognized tonight by the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. 2009 Frederick Key and Carolina League Pitcher of the Year, Zach Britton, will be honored as well. The Orioles will take on the New York Yankees at 7:05 p.m. this evening.

Mahoney has earned the Brooks Robinson Prize as the organization’s most outstanding position player. Julius was named the recipient of the Elrod Hendricks Community Service Award for his work in the community while with the Frederick Keys. Britton, won the Jim Palmer Prize as the organization’s Pitcher of the Year.

Drafted by the Orioles in the sixth round of the 2007 draft, Mahoney hit .307 with 18 home runs, 30 doubles, and 78 RBIs in 124 combined games with the Keys and Double-A Bowie this season. His .307 batting average was tops among Orioles full-season farmhands while his 18 homers and 78 RBIs were fourth and third-best in the Baltimore organization, respectively. Mahoney started the 2010 campaign in Frederick and played in 72 games with the Keys prior to his promotion to Double-A Bowie on July 9th. While with the Keys, the Troy, NY native was named Orioles Minor …read more»

Julius named recipient of Minker Award

Sep 9 2010
Julius named recipient of Minker Award

Frederick, MD – Frederick Key, Jacob Julius, has been named the 2010 winner  of the Matt Minker Community Service Award. Julius was nominated for the award by the Frederick Keys after his  outstanding outreach in the community during the 2010 season. whois Each Carolina League team was eligible to nominate one player for consideration. website uptime Julius spent over 50 hours at various community events in the Frederick area this  season. The appearances by Julius included autograph signings, working camps and clinics, and entertaining underprivileged youth.

Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 33rd round of the 2007 draft out of the University of Arkansas, Julius had a breakout season with Frederick in 2010. In his fourth professional season, the New Albany, IN native set new career highs in almost every offensive category including batting average, doubles, RBI, and home runs. He finished the regular season hitting .285 with 15 doubles, 12 home runs and 50 RBI.

Named in honor of the late Blue Rocks team president, the Minker award is bestowed upon the league player who does the best job of serving his club’s community during each season. …read more»

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