Ex-Terp Outfielder White Pitches in Minor League Game

Charlie White did several great things during his time at the University of Maryland. He was solid both in center field and at the plate, and he stole the most bases in school history. However, he was not a pitcher, which made the scene in Boise quite odd on Friday.

White picked up the win and pitched three innings for the Cubs A-affiliate, the Boise Hawks. He also struck out four batters. Read more about Ex-Terp Outfielder White Pitches in Minor League Game

Zusi's Roots Start in College Park

gzOctober 15, 2013, the final day of CONCACAF qualifying. Mexico had suffered defeat earlier in the day, and they sat in 5th place in CONCACAF qualifying. Panama was leading the United States 2-1, and they seemed to be on their way to an intercontinental playoff with New Zealand. Mexico would be heading home, or so it seemed. With 90 seconds left in stoppage time, Brad Davis swung a ball into the box, and Graham Zusi headed it into the back of the net. The US had leveled the scoreline. Zusi had destroyed Panama’s World Cup hopes, and he put the Mexicans into the intercontinental playoff with New Zealand. El Tri would go on to defeat the Kiwis and advance to the World Cup.

December 14, 2008. A very windy Pizza Hut Park was hosting a rivalry on the biggest stage, as Maryland and North Carolina were playing for the National Championship. Just two days prior, Zusi had knocked St. John’s out of the tournament with a goal in extra time. Now, in the 67th minute, Zusi took a rebound off UNC’s goalie and slotted it home. The Terps took a 1-0 lead, which they would hold onto. In his final two games as a Terp, Zusi had scored two game-winning goals and lead his team to an NCAA Championship. Read more about Zusi's Roots Start in College Park

Len Bias to be Inducted into University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame

len-bias-t1_crop_650x440 The University of Maryland athletic department announced today that they have selected eight alumni to be introduced into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame including Maryland basketball legend Len Bias. Bias along with the seven other alumni’s will be officially inducted into the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame on October 3rd.

The induction into the Maryland Hall of Fame is the highest athletic honor the university can bestow on a student-athlete and it seems only fitting it is given to the late great Len Bias. Read more about Len Bias to be Inducted into University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame

Maryland Coach Szefc Throws Out First Pitch at Oriole Park

Today was a big day for the University of Maryland, as the Terps officially joined the Big Ten Conference. However, it was an even bigger day for the baseball team, and specifically head coach John Szefc. After the most successful season in program history, the Orioles acknowledged Szefc by inviting him to throw out the first pitch. Szefc delivered to David Lough. He also posed for a picture with O’s skipper Buck Showalter. Read more about Maryland Coach Szefc Throws Out First Pitch at Oriole Park

Schmit, White, Brewster Sign Professional Contracts

Three more Maryland baseball players signed professional contracts this week, as Blake Schmit, Charlie White, and Ben Brewster inked their rookie contracts.

The Minnesota Twins drafted Schmit in the 26th round earlier this month. Schmit was a rock at shortstop for the Terps this year, and he played very well with second-baseman Brandon Lowe. Schmit hit .309 with a homer and 31 RBIs in 2014. He also stole 16 bases in 21 attempts.
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