Maryland Terrapins baseball

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Maryland Terrapins
Founded: 1893 (1893)
Maryland Terrapins athletic logo

University University of Maryland
Conference Big 10
Location College Park, MD
Head Coach John Szefc (2nd year)
Home Stadium Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Terrapins
Colors

Red and White

            
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1965, 1970, 1971, 2014
Conference Champions
1936, 1965, 1970, 1971

The Maryland Terrapins baseball team represents the University of Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college baseball competition. The Terrapins compete as members of the Big Ten Conference. Historically, Maryland has not been a strong baseball program;[1] the Terrapins' NCAA tournament bid in 2014 was the program's first in 43 years. They have qualified and participated in a total of four NCAA tournaments: 1965, 1970, 1971, and 2014. Three of those four seasons the Terrapins won the ACC championship (lost in 2014 ACC Championship). Maryland also won the 1936 Southern Conference championship when they played in that league.[2]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach: John Szefc
Associate Head Coach: Jim Belanger
Assistant Head Coach: Rob Vaughn
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Corey Haines
Director of Baseball Operations: Matt Swope

Facilities[edit]

Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium (1952-Present)[edit]

Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle Smith Stadium has been the home of the Maryland baseball team for 61 years. The team's playing field was moved to its current location in 1952, and became Shipley Field in 1956.

It is located right in the heart of the Maryland campus, in between Byrd Stadium and the Artificial Turf Facility. Currently, it has a seating capacity of 2,500. Its playing surface is Sportexe Synthetic Turf in the infield and Bermuda Grass in the outfield and the dimensions are 320 down the left field line, 380 to center and 325 down the right field line.

In 1982, Shipley Field was the site of an exhibition game between the Terps and Earl Weaver's Baltimore Orioles. Eight years later, in 1990, the Soviet baseball team paid a visit to Shipley Field to take on the Terps in an exhibition series.

Shipley Field has been hosting night games since a set of permanent lights were installed prior to the 1994 season.

Shipley Field is named after legendary Terps' coach H. Burton Shipley, who was the Maryland skipper from 1924-1960.

On May 8, 2010, Shipley Field was officially dedicated as Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium in honor of former Maryland baseball player, Bob "Turtle" Smith '63.[3] Bob and his wife Carol had previously established a fully endowed baseball scholarship, called the "Bob "Turtle" Smith & Carol B. Smith and Family Endowed Baseball Scholarship"[4]

A new turf infield, an upgraded warning track, a new brick backstop, a new outfield fence and an upgraded scoreboard were installed prior to the 2011 season.

Eric Milton Family Clubhouse[edit]

Prior to the start of Maryland's game against the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, April 13, 2013[5] head coach John Szefc and the Terrapin baseball program held a dedication ceremony to unveil the Eric Milton Family Clubhouse.

The Terps' clubhouse, which is located within the Varsity Team House just beyond the left-field fence at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, received a facelift with significant help from former Terrapin Eric Milton (1994–96) and his family.

The renovation included the installation of 38 custom cherry-wood lockers, new carpeting and flooring, new signage, and the addition of an awards wall and a custom counter for kitchen appliances.

"This project is really important for the program because it was an area in which we were lacking," said Szefc. "Eric's generosity and timeliness allowed us to do it now and let the three seniors (Jack Cleary, Jordan Hagel and Jimmy Reed) benefit from it."

"Eric's generosity was big in getting it done now, instead of in six months. With his history in the program as a player and a coach, it adds that much more having his name on it. He, more than anyone, understands how important a legitimate clubhouse can be to a player. It certainly helps our guys day-to-day as far as their quality of life with how much time they spend in there. It adds a lot more coming from him. Eric is near and dear to our program as a player and coach."

Click here to view images of the Eric Milton Family Clubhouse.

The Shell[edit]

In 2011, a 5,000 square foot hitting and pitching facility, nicknamed, "The Shell," was installed behind the left-field fence at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium and adjacent to the Varsity Team House.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Current MLB Roster[edit]

Former Terrapins on current MLB rosters.

Player Position Number Team
Brett Cecil P 27 Toronto Blue Jays
Justin Maxwell OF 27 Kansas City Royals

Individual Honors[edit]

All-Americans[6][edit]

Name Position Year ABCA BA CB NCBWA TSN Notes
Brown, TomTom Brown OF 1962
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
Frazier, WillWill Frazier OF 2002
Green tickY
CB Freshman Team
Hakopian, DerekDerek Hakopian OF 1992
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
BA 2nd Team
CB 1st Team
Hetrick, JohnJohn Hetrick OF 1967
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 2nd Team
TSN 1st Team
Grossman, BobBob Grossman P 1972
Green tickY
1st Team - Poll previously called American Association of College Baseball Coaches (AACBC)
Hiser, GeneGene Hiser OF 1970
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
TSN 1st Team
Maxey, JasonJason Maxey C 2002
Green tickY
CB Freshman Team
McCurdy, JohnJohn McCurdy INF 2002
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 3rd Team
BA 2nd Team
NCBWA 1st Team
Pitt, JimJim Pitt OF 1964
Green tickY
ABCA 2nd Team
Suave, DaveDave Suave 2B 1971
Green tickY
ABCA 3rd Team
ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association
BA Baseball America
CB Collegiate Baseball
NCBWA National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
TSN The Sporting News

Conference Honors[7][edit]

ACC Player of the Year[edit]

Player Position Year
Bob Grossman P 1972
Derek Hakopian OF 1992

All-ACC[edit]

Name Position Year
Baier, MikeMike Baier 2B 1972
Baker, AlAl Baker SS 1958
Bark, JerryJerry Bark P 1965
Bradley, TomTom Bradley P 1967, 68
Berliner, ErnieErnie Berliner 1B 1954
Brown, DonDon Brown 1B 1960, 61
Brown, TomTom Brown 1B/OF 1961, 62
Buffone, AnthonyAnthony Buffone UTL 2004
Carradini, DarrellDarrell Carradini DH 1976
Clarke, PatPat Clarke OF 1959
Cooper, FrankFrank Cooper SS 1959, 60
Coddry, PhilPhil Coddry P 1969
Duffy, RussellRussell Duffy P 1955
Echols, KendallKendall Echols P 1983
Ferris, BobBob Ferris P 1975, 76
Gordon, TimTim Gordon 3B 1981
Hacopian, DerekDerek Hacopian OF 1992
Hanulak, ChesterChester Hanulak OF 1954
Harman, BrettBrett Harman P 2012
Harmeyer, GraysonGrayson Harmeyer OF 1963
Hart, KevinKevin Hart P/1B 2004
Hemphill, ConnieConnie Hemphill P 1954
Herrick, NeilNeil Herrick OF 1980
Hetrick, JohnJohn Hetrick OF 1967
Hicks, KevinKevin Hicks P 1975
Hiser, GeneGene Hiser OF 1969, 70
Kerns, DonDon Kerns OF 1966
Lowe, BrandonBrandon Lowe 2B 2014
Marciano, JohnJohn Marciano 1B/P 1996
McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald 3B 1958
Martell, HarryHarry Martell OF 1971
Munroe, CraigCraig Munroe DH 2000
Niffenger, BobBob Niffenger DH 1977
Norris, JimJim Norris OF 1968, 69, 70
Peterson, ScottScott Peterson DH 1987
Pitt, JimJim Pitt OF 1964
Reed, JimmyJimmy Reed P 2013
Reitz, DickDick Reitz P 1959
Rogers, PhilPhil Rogers C 1961
Santo, DanDan Santo 3B 1959
Schaefer, JeffJeff Schaefer 2B 1981
Schmoll, SteveSteve Schmoll P 2003
Smoot, ChrisChris Smoot 1B 1992
Stinnett, JakeJake Stinnett P 2014
Suave, DavidDavid Suave 2B 1970, 71
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas OF 1992
Trout, CaseyCasey Trout SS 1999
Walker, BillBill Walker OF 1955
White, CharlieCharlie White OF 2013, 14

Current Roster[edit]

Maryland Terrapins 2014 baseball roster[8]
Players Coaches
Pitchers
  • #3 - Brady Kirkpatrick
  • #7 - Jake Stinnett
  • #9 - Jared Price
  • #18 - Mike Shawaryn
  • #23 - Jake Drossner
  • #24 - Brandon Casas
  • #25 - Taylor Stiles
  • #27 - Ben Brewster
  • #28 - Robert Galligan
  • #29 - Bobby Ruse
  • #33 - Kevin Mooney
  • #35 - Chase Brewis
  • #36 - Andrew Green
  • #37 - Zach Morris
  • #42 - Alex Robinson
  • #43 - Jamie Pashuck

Catchers

  • #26 - John Mazza
  • #32 - Kevin Martir
  • #41 - Alex Yee
Infielders
  • #1 - Blake Schmit
  • #10 - Krysthian Leal
  • #12 - Jose Cuas
  • #15 - Patrick Hisle
  • #16 - Brandon Lowe
  • #22 - Kyle Convissar
  • #31 - Nick Cieri
  • #34 - Matt Oniffrey
  • #40 - Mike Rescigno

Outfielders

  • #4 - Charlie White
  • #5 - Andrew Amaro
  • #6 - LaMonte Wade
  • #13 - Anthony Papio
  • #17 - Bradley Keith
  • #20 - Mike Montville
  • #39 - Tim Lewis
Coaches
  • #11 - Jim Belanger (Pitching Coach)
  • #2 - Rob Vaughn (Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator)
  • #8 - Corey Haines (Volunteer Assistant Coach)
  • #19 - Matt Swope (Director of Baseball Operations)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TERRAPIN BASEBALL SEASON IN REVIEW; New coach, same results — for now, The Diamondback, May 11, 2010.
  2. ^ Year-By-Year Records, University of Maryland, retrieved May 31, 2010.
  3. ^ "Maryland Dedicates Baseball Stadium To Bob "Turtle" Smith". Terp Talk. 
  4. ^ "Bob 'Turtle' Smith and Carol B. Smith and Family Endowed Baseball Scholarship". UMTerps.com. 
  5. ^ "Terps Unveil Renovated Clubhouse". UMTerps.com. 
  6. ^ "All-Americans". UMTerps.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  7. ^ . UMTerps.com http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=716383&SPID=120725&DB_OEM_ID=29700&ATCLID=208119734. Retrieved 3 November 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Baseball - 2014 Roster". UMTerps.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 

Maryland Baseball, Year-By-Year Record [1] [2]

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