Three Carolina Mudcats players have been placed on the disabled list as a result of injuries suffered in a bus crash earlier in the week.
The team was on the way to play at Myrtle Beach when the bus crashed. This weekend the Myrtle Beach team travels to play in Zebulon for a three-game series starting tonight at 7 p.m.
Pitchers Tyler Brosius, Lucas Sims and Andrew Thurman were placed on the Carolina disabled list but the extent of the injuries has not been released.
Brosius, a former NC State quarterback, is 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA over five starts this season.
Sims is coming off his best game of the year on May 9 where he struck out six, walked one and gave up just one hit in the complete game victory.
Thurman, who is 4-2 with a 2.51 ERA over six starts this season, had won three straight starts before the accident.
Three pitchers from Class-A Rome have been added to the roster to take their places.
The series between the two clubs originally scheduled for May 12, 13 and 14 in Myrtle Beach had been postponed with a decision on a makeup date left to be determined.
Friday’s game is the first day of Carolina’s “Strikeout Cancer Weekend” event at Five County Stadium. “Strikeout Cancer Weekend” is designed to raise awareness and help raise funds for local cancer-fighting charities.
Mudcats players will wear specially designed jerseys for all three games in the series. Those game worn jerseys will then be made available to fans through a special online auction that will be launched on www.carolinamudcats.com.
All of the proceeds from the jersey auction will be donated to charities including the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the Vs. Cancer Foundation and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund will be the official charity for Friday’s May 15 game in Zebulon at 7:00 p.m. Fans wishing to attend the game and support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund can purchase specially priced tickets through the Mudcats front office. A portion of those ticket sales will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Contact Yogi Brewington or Aaron Freeman in the Mudcats front office for more information at (919) 269-2287.
Saturday’s 6 p.m. game with the Pelicans will benefit the Vs. Cancer Foundation. The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.
The weekend series concludes on Sunday, May 17 with first pitch at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game will benefit Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure. The Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure foundation seeks to save lives by increasing awareness of prostate cancer and the life-saving value of early detection while providing education and information about cutting-edge research to reduce risk, detect and treat prostate cancer.
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