Series Preview: GCL Rays vs GCL Orioles

OriolesThe GCL Rays open up a quick two games series against the GCL Orioles. This is the first meeting between the two clubs this season.

The Rays enter the series still looking for their first win of the season. The Orioles are just one game ahead of them with a 1-3 record.

By the Numbers

GCL Rays   GCL Orioles
0-4 Record 1-3
.206 Batting Avg .199
.298 Slugging Pct .277
.271 On Base Pct .294
8 Runs Scored 10
27 Hits 28
6 Doubles 5
0 Triples 0
2 Home Runs 2
3 Stolen Bases 7
4.50 Earned Run Avg 3.66
26 Runs Against 17
27 Strikeouts 37
1.91 Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched 1.14

Players to Watch
C Daniel Fajardo (leads Orioles in hitting)
OF Jaylen Ferguson (Orioles 9th Round Draft Pick in 2015 Draft)
P David Richardson (Class A Rehab Assignment)
P Matt Taylor (Class A-Advanced Rehab Assignment)

6/26/15: GCL Rays vs GCL Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium (12:00)
6/27/15: GCL Rays vs GCL Orioles at Charlotte Sports Park (10:00)

Travel Guide
The GCL Orioles play their games at Ed Smith Stadium located at 2700 12th Street in Sarasota, Florida. The complex is approximately 40 miles from Charlotte Sports Park and will take just under an hour to get there on a normal day. From Charlotte Sports Park head east on El Jobean Road until Toledo Blade Blvd. Turn left on Toledo Blade Blvd towards I-75. Once you reach I-75, head north until Exit 210 (Fruitville Road). After exiting at Fruitville Road, head west on Frutiville Road. Turn right on Tuttle Avenue and head north until you reach 12th Street. The stadium and sports complex will be on your left at the southwest corner of Tuttle Avenue and 12th Street.

Game locations vary for road games against the Orioles. They can be held on the backfields or on the main stadium. Your sign on where the game is being played will be which set of gates are open when you arrive.

Admission to Gulf Coast League games is free.

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