Maryland Terrapins baseball

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Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins logo.svg
Founded 1893 (1893)
University University of Maryland
Head coach Rob Vaughn (1st season)
Conference Big Ten
Location College Park, MD
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, 2017
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 six NCAA tournaments: 1965, 1970, 1971, 2014, 2015, and 2017. The program has won four conference championships in its history.[5]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach: Rob Vaughn
Assistant Coach: Corey Muscara
Assistant Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator: Matt Swope
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Anthony Papio
Student Assistant Coach: Brandon Erbe
Student Assistant Coach: Kevin Martir
Strength Coach: Will Franco

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

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 St. Louis Cardinals
Justin Maxwell OF 27 San Francisco Giants

Individual honors[edit]

All-Americans[9][edit]

Name Position Year ABCA BA CB NCBWA TSN Notes
Tom Brown OF 1962
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
Will Frazier OF 2002
Green tickY
CB Freshman Team
Derek Hakopian OF 1992
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
BA 2nd Team
CB 1st Team
John Hetrick OF 1967
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 2nd Team
TSN 1st Team
Bob Grossman P 1972
Green tickY
1st Team - Poll previously called American Association of College Baseball Coaches (AACBC)
Gene Hiser OF 1970
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 1st Team
TSN 1st Team
Jason Maxey C 2002
Green tickY
CB Freshman Team
John McCurdy INF 2002
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
ABCA 3rd Team
BA 2nd Team
NCBWA 1st Team
Jim Pitt OF 1964
Green tickY
ABCA 2nd Team
Dave 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
Mike Baier 2B 1972
Al Baker SS 1958
Jerry Bark P 1965
Tom Bradley P 1967, 68
Ernie Berliner 1B 1954
Don Brown 1B 1960, 61
Tom Brown 1B/OF 1961, 62
Anthony Buffone UTL 2004
Darrell Carradini DH 1976
Pat Clarke OF 1959
Frank Cooper SS 1959, 60
Phil Coddry P 1969
Russell Duffy P 1955
Kendall Echols P 1983
Bob Ferris P 1975, 76
Bob Grossman P 1971
Tim Gordon 3B 1981
Derek Hacopian OF 1992
Chester Hanulak OF 1954
Brett Harman P 2012
Grayson Harmeyer OF 1963
Kevin Hart P/1B 2004
Connie Hemphill P 1954
Neil Herrick OF 1980
John Hetrick OF 1967
Kevin Hicks P 1975
Gene Hiser OF 1969, 70
Don Kerns OF 1966
Brandon Lowe 2B 2014
John Marciano 1B/P 1996
Andy McDonald 3B 1958
Harry Martell OF 1971
Craig Munroe DH 2000
Bob Niffenger DH 1977
Jim Norris OF 1968, 69, 70
Scott Patterson DH 1987
Jim Pitt OF 1964
Jimmy Reed P 2013
Dick Reitz P 1959
Phil Rogers C 1961
Dan Santo 3B 1959
Jeff Schaefer 2B 1981
Steve Schmoll P 2003
Chris Smoot 1B 1992
Jake Stinnett P 2014
David Suave 2B 1970, 71
Frank Thomas OF 1992
Casey Trout SS 1999
Bill Walker OF 1955
Charlie White OF 2013, 14

Current roster[edit]

Maryland Terrapins 2014 baseball roster
Players Coaches
Pitchers
  • #4 – Alec Tuohy
  • #7 – Mike Vasturia
  • #9 – Billy Phillips
  • #14 – Grant Burleson
  • #16 – Taylor Bloom
  • #17 – Hunter Parsons
  • #21 – Tyler Blohm
  • #23 – Drew Wilden
  • #24 – Ryan Hill
  • #29 – Elliot Zoellner
  • #30 – Sean Fisher
  • #33 – Mike DiLuia
  • #34 – Zach Thompson
  • #37 – John Murphy
  • #44 – Jon Dignazio

Catchers

  • #10 – Justin Morris
  • #20 – Ty Friedrich
  • #25 – Justin Vought
Infielders
  • #1 – Tommy Gardiner
  • #5 – Brad Barnett
  • #6 – A.J. Lee
  • #8 – Michael Pineiro
  • #11 – Chris Alleyne
  • #13 – Barrett Smith
  • #22 – Taylor Wright
  • #39 – Nick Dunn
  • #41 – Kevin Biondic

Outfielders

  • #3 – Zach Jancarski
  • #12 – Richie Schiekofer
  • #15 – Randy Bednar
  • #18 – Will Watson
  • #42 – Marty Costes
Coaches
  • Rob Vaughn (Head Coach)
  • Corey Muscara (Assistant)
  • Matt Swope (Assistant/Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Anthony Papio (Volunteer Assistant)
  • Brandon Erbe (Student Assistant)
  • Kevin Martir (Student Assistant)

[11]

NCAA Tournament Record[edit]

Year Record Pct Notes
1965 0-2 .000 District 3
1970 1-2 .333 District 3
1971 0-2 .000 District 3
2014 4-2 .667 Charlottesville Super Regional
2015 3-3 .500 Charlottesville Super Regional
2017 1-2 .333 Winston-Salem Regional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]