May 2011

Matusz to Pitch for the Keys


Orioles Starter Makes Return to Where it All Started


Frederick, MD – Baltimore Orioles left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz will return to where his professional baseball career started when he starts for the Frederick Keys on Monday, May 16th at Harry Grove Stadium against the Potomac Nationals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The fourth pick of the 2008 draft, Matusz has missed time with a strained left intercostal muscle that he suffered when he was struck by a line drive in spring training. He has yet to pitch in 2011.

Matusz began his professional career as a Frederick Key. He was the Keys opening night starter in 2009. In eleven starts as a Key, Matusz went 4-2 with a 2.16 ERA. He did not allow a run in his final 23 innings in the Carolina League. Less than two months later Matusz was with the Orioles, making his major league debut in Detroit in an Orioles win.

Monday, May 16th will also be Bark in the Park Night presented by Crossroads Animal Referral and Emergency. It is the only day you can bring your pets to the ballpark. Fans will be able to run the bases with their animals after the game.

Tickets can be purchased at 1-877-8-GO-KEYS or online at


Beach Balls Around Town Will Win you FREE Tickets to Saturday, May 7th’s Keys Game

Keys fans – Be on the lookout because Wednesday morning, May 4th beach balls will be placed in random locations around Frederick, MD. Grab one of them and bring them to the Keys Box Office and win four free tickets to Beach Night, Saturday May 7th at 6:00 p.m. One special beach ball will also have a FREE cruise presented by Funtime Vacations as its prize.

Beach Night will feature a pre-game Luau party in the Keys Courtyard beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Eagle’s Morning Brew hosts – Phil and Arriana will be on hand hosting the Luau, which will feature great music, fun games and a pig pickin’. Phil and Arriana will stay for the game as the Keys on-field MC’s for the night!

Fans may purchase by the plate or an All-You-Can-Eat ticket to the Luau. Food and drinks will be served until 7:00 p.m. in the Keys Courtyard. A game ticket will get you into the luau so come early!

Fireworks will follow the 6:00 p.m. game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks. For tickets to the game contact the Keys Box Offices at 1-877-8-GO-KEYS or purchase online at

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