Maryland Terrapins baseball

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Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins logo.svg
Founded 1893 (1893)
University University of Maryland
Conference Big Ten
Location College Park, MD
Head coach John Szefc (5th year)
Home stadium Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Terrapins
Colors Red, White, Black, and Gold[1]
                   
NCAA Regional Champions
2014, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1965, 1970, 1971, 2014, 2015
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. Along with the university's other athletic teams, the baseball team became a member of the Big Ten Conference during the 2014–15 academic year. The Terrapins compete in Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium on the Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland.

Maryland Baseball has not been historically strong but the program has improved steadily under third-year head coach John Szefc. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Maryland made consecutive conference tournament championship game appearances and posted back-to-back campaigns of 40 or more wins, a first in school history.[2] The Terps have made multiple appearances in various top-25 national college baseball polls in each of the last two seasons and was voted the 2015 preseason favorite to win the Big Ten title in its first season competing in the league.[3]

After failing to make the NCAA tournament for 43 years, the Terrapins earned berths in the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournaments. In 2014, Maryland Baseball beat South Carolina to advance to the NCAA tournament Super Regional round for the first time in school history.[4] Maryland has participated in a total of five NCAA tournaments: 1965, 1970, 1971, 2014, and 2015. The program has won four conference championships in its history.[5]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach: John Szefc
Associate Head Coach: Jim Belanger
Assistant Head Coach: Ryan Fecteau
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, as viewed from Byrd Stadium, October 2013
See also: Shipley Field

Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, often referred to simply as Shipley Field, has been the home of the Maryland baseball team for more than 60 years. The team's playing field was moved to its current location in 1952, and became Shipley Field in 1956. The ballpark is located right in the heart of the Maryland campus, in between Byrd Stadium and the Artificial Turf Facility. The facility's current seating capacity is 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. The stadium 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.[6] 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"[7] 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[8] 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."

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 San Francisco Giants

Individual honors[edit]

All-Americans[9][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[10][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
Grossman, BobBob Grossman P 1971
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
Patterson, ScottScott Patterson 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[11]
Players Coaches
Pitchers
  • #9 - Jared Price
  • #12- Andrew Miller
  • #13 - Brian Shaffer
  • #16 - Taylor Bloom
  • #17 - Hunter Parsons
  • #18 - Mike Shawaryn
  • #22 - Truman Thomas
  • #25 - Taylor Stiles
  • #27 - Ryan Selmer
  • #28 - Robert Galligan
  • #32 - Zach Guth
  • #34 - Cameron Enck
  • #36 - Andrew Green
  • #37 - John Murphy
  • #40 - Mike Rescigno
  • #45 - Tyler Brandon
  • - Billy Phillips

Catchers

  • #10 - Justin Morris
  • #26 - Dan Maynard
Infielders
  • #4 - Kevin Smith
  • #5 - Andrew Bechtold
  • #6 - Peyton Sorrels
  • #15 - Patrick Hisle
  • #24 - Brandon Smith
  • #31 - Nick Cieri
  • #30 - AJ Lee
  • #39 - Nick Dunn
  • #41 - Kevin Biondic

Outfielders

  • #1 - Jamal Wade
  • #3 - Anthony Papio
  • #7 - Zach Jancarski
  • #20 - Kengo Kawahara
  • #23 - Madison Nickens
  • #29 - Nick Browne
  • #42 - Marty Costes
Coaches
  • #14 - John Szefc (Head Coach)
  • #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)

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]