As of today, May 3, 2006, the Frederick Cardinals semi-professional baseball team is now officially known as the Frederick Flying Dogs – named for their new primary sponsor, the Flying Dog Brewery of Denver, Colorado (http://www.flyingdogales.com). The Flying Dog Brewery is Denver’s largest brewery and the second-largest craft brewery in the state of Colorado. Their award-winning litter of beers are available in 39 states, including Maryland. Flying Dog is best known for its uniquely creative and irreverent brand and every player is excited about the opportunity to represent this great company and beer with our on-field play. Additionally, Flying Dog will soon be brewed in Frederick (look for the official news release next week).
Beginning with Wednesday night’s game versus the Carroll County Heat, the Frederick Flying Dogs will unveil their brand new pro-level uniforms, team logos and colors. Come out and support the Flying Dogs today and be sure to try their sensational beers including Doggie Style, In-Heat Wheat, Horn Dog, Old Scratch, Road Dog, Tire Bite and Snake Dog. To find a retailer near you, visit http://www.flyingdogales.com/beer-find.asp
To read about Flying Dog Brewery’s acquisition of Frederick Brewing Company, check the article in Thursday’s Frederick News Post.
Brian Moore impressed in his Frederick Flying Dogs debut as the Middletown High School and Frederick Community College alumni pitched 5 strong innings, striking out 7 and allowing only 2 earned runs. Malcolm Smith and Bear Rand both had 3 hits and 3 runs scored in the contest while Jon Dubay provided the power with his first homerun of the season. The Flying Dogs went on to finish JRL 16-9 in the opener of Sundays double header.
In game 2, Chris Hicks out pitched JRL in a pitchers duel allowing only 2 hits, 1 unearned run and striking out 5 in 6 innings of work. Flying Dogs skipper Nick Collingham picked up the save with a strike out and a game ending 4-6-3 double play by the Rand/Canale duo. Malcolm Smiths bat stayed red hot as the Veteran Flying Dog went 4 for 4 in the night cap to maintain his 1.000 batting average (9-9) on the season.
Next Game: Wednesday 5/3, 6pm @ Husky Field
The Flying Dogs came out swinging Thursday night as they compiled 18 hits over 5 innings in their 18-2 victory over the Carroll Cobras. After plating 2 runs in the first, the Flying Dogs offense exploded in the 2nd scoring 12 runs including a grand slam blast off the bat of Malcolm Smith to chase Cobras starter Matt Ketterman. Eleven Flying Dogs had hits in the game and eleven scored at least 1 run, including 4 runs by leadoff man Bear Rand.
The Cobras never had a chance to get started as starting pitcher Chris Wright allowed only 2 unearned runs over 5 innings of work. The Cobras combined for only 3 total hits and whiffed 10 times.