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By Eric Garland, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
It didn't take long for Maryland to find its new baseball coach. John Szefc, who was last an assistant coach at Kansas State, was named to the position Wednesday, less than a month after former coach Erik Bakich announced he was leaving to coach at Michigan. "Erik [Bakich] did a really good job creating a strong foundation for this program," Szefc said. "Now it's my job to continue that and move our program ahead. " Szefc served as Kansas State's hitting coach for two years as the team advanced to an NCAA regional in 2011.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- For most of their first-ever NCAA super regional, Maryland has fought off rallies by Virginia that, with every base runner, became more and more likely to produce a big inning. The Terps survived in Game 1 on Saturday, but they couldn't overcome Virginia's 17-hit barrage or the three-run seventh inning that broke open the Cavaliers' 7-3 win Sunday at a sold-out Davenport Field. “Good teams like Virginia will take those kind of base hits and turn them into good things,” Maryland coach John Szefc said.
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February 18, 2014
Ripken Baseball announced Monday plans for the inaugural Ripken Cup collegiate baseball invitational between University of Maryland and Towson University. The two-game series will be played at Ripken Stadium on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, May 7 at 7:05 p.m. "We are thrilled to host two great collegiate baseball programs at Ripken Stadium this spring," Joe Harrington, general manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds, said. "Our team is looking forward to providing both the student-athletes and the fans with a memorable, big league experience.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Maryland baseball takes the field Sunday seeking a two-game sweep of rival Virginia in the NCAA super regional, and the stakes of Sunday's game, the second of a best-of-three series, are simple. A win by Maryland ends Virginia's season and sends the Terps to their first ever College World Series. A win by Virginia forces a decisive third game Monday afternoon. It's safe to say the Terps are going to go for it today, with coach John Szefc saying it was all hands on deck for his pitching staff.
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Sports Digest | December 24, 2012
Et cetera Drexel's Lee is CAA Player of the Week Drexel guard Damion Lee (Calvert Hall) was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week in men's basketball after recording his first double double of the season with a team-best 26 points and a season-high 11 rebounds in a 69-58 victory over Davidson on Saturday. The 6-foot-6 sophomore shot 8-for-17 from the field and was 8-for-8 on free throws. He also had four assists. Lee has 15 or more points in his past eight games.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Maryland baseball takes the field Sunday seeking a two-game sweep of rival Virginia in the NCAA super regional, and the stakes of Sunday's game, the second of a best-of-three series, are simple. A win by Maryland ends Virginia's season and sends the Terps to their first ever College World Series. A win by Virginia forces a decisive third game Monday afternoon. It's safe to say the Terps are going to go for it today, with coach John Szefc saying it was all hands on deck for his pitching staff.
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By Chris Dearing, For The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Maryland coach John Szefc has been around the game of baseball for a long time, but he can't recall earning a victory the way the Terps did Friday afternoon against Old Dominion in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Brandon Lowe and Jose Cuas were hit by pitches with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to drive in the final two runs in a 4-3 comeback win that gave Maryland its first NCAA tournament victory since 1970. "I've been part of walk-offs with wild pitches and passed balls.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
Maryland pitcher Jake Stinnett became the highest-drafted Terps player since 2007 when the Chicago Cubs selected him with the 45th overall pick in the second round in baseball's first-year player draft Thursday. Stinnett began his career at Maryland as a third baseman, but he saw his playing time limited as a sophomore and moved to pitching full-time as a junior. He joined the team's starting rotation last season, and vaulted his way into consideration for a high draft pick with a strong senior season for the Terps . He leaped  onto the radar March 1 with a no-hitter against Massachusetts and continued his dominant senior season when he struck out a career-high 14 against North Carolina State on March 21. The right-hander, whose fastball sits in the mid-90s and is complemented by an 82-84 mph slider and a developing changeup, is 7-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 112 innings.
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Sports Digest | March 23, 2014
Colleges Terps beat No. 11 N.C. State in baseball again, 7-4 Freshman starter Mike Shawaryn held 11th-ranked North Carolina State to one run over seven innings and center fielder Charlie White hit his first career home run to help Maryland (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Wolfpack (14-7, 3-5) to clinch a series win. Shawaryn scattered four hits over seven innings and struck out six, one shy of his career high, to improve to 5-0 this season.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- For most of their first-ever NCAA super regional, Maryland has fought off rallies by Virginia that, with every base runner, became more and more likely to produce a big inning. The Terps survived in Game 1 on Saturday, but they couldn't overcome Virginia's 17-hit barrage or the three-run seventh inning that broke open the Cavaliers' 7-3 win Sunday at a sold-out Davenport Field. “Good teams like Virginia will take those kind of base hits and turn them into good things,” Maryland coach John Szefc said.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Throughout its improbable postseason run, the Maryland baseball team has faced teams that have had the advantage of simply having played in big games before. To level the scales a bit Saturday, it decided to impose its own kind of game on Virginia. The upstart Terps strung together hits early in the game and held off several late rallies en route to a tense, 5-4 win in the first game of their best-of-three NCAA super regional. “That's a typical game that we've been playing lately,” coach John Szefc said.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Maryland baseball coach John Szefc has insisted ahead of the team's first NCAA Super Regional appearance Saturday in Virginia that his squad is comfortable and loose, despite having entered the year with no postseason experience. It certainly helps that his squad is traveling to the familiar Davenport Field, home of Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia. "It's kind of a cool way to leave the ACC, playing them one last time," said junior outfielder Charlie White, who was named the most outstanding player of last weekend's Columbia, S.C., regional.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
Maryland pitcher Jake Stinnett became the highest-drafted Terps player since 2007 when the Chicago Cubs selected him with the 45th overall pick in the second round in baseball's first-year player draft Thursday. Stinnett began his career at Maryland as a third baseman, but he saw his playing time limited as a sophomore and moved to pitching full-time as a junior. He joined the team's starting rotation last season, and vaulted his way into consideration for a high draft pick with a strong senior season for the Terps . He leaped  onto the radar March 1 with a no-hitter against Massachusetts and continued his dominant senior season when he struck out a career-high 14 against North Carolina State on March 21. The right-hander, whose fastball sits in the mid-90s and is complemented by an 82-84 mph slider and a developing changeup, is 7-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 112 innings.
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By Chris Dearing and For The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Maryland baseball coach John Szefc has talked all week about playing with house money, about how his team is not under any pressure playing in its first NCAA tournament since 1971. He also pointed to the expectations facing regional host and top-seeded South Carolina, which had the nation's longest postseason home winning streak entering Saturday night's winner's-bracket game. You can say the Terps have handled things just fine so far. Second-seeded Maryland got a gutty performance from freshman starter Mike Shawaryn and enough early runs to claim a 4-3 victory over the Gamecocks and advance to the championship round tonight in the Columbia, S.C., regional.
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By Chris Dearing, For The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Maryland coach John Szefc has been around the game of baseball for a long time, but he can't recall earning a victory the way the Terps did Friday afternoon against Old Dominion in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Brandon Lowe and Jose Cuas were hit by pitches with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to drive in the final two runs in a 4-3 comeback win that gave Maryland its first NCAA tournament victory since 1970. "I've been part of walk-offs with wild pitches and passed balls.
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Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Maryland baseball coach John Szefc paused and looked forward, trying to articulate just how special it was to be part of the Terps ' first NCAA tournament team in 43 years. Szefc was just 4 years old when Maryland lost its first two games in Gastonia, N.C., in the 1971 national tourney. "It's kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around that," Szefc said. Since then, the program has endured 27 losing seasons in 43 years, failing to compete with perennial Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses such as North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Virginia and Florida State.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Maryland baseball coach John Szefc has insisted ahead of the team's first NCAA Super Regional appearance Saturday in Virginia that his squad is comfortable and loose, despite having entered the year with no postseason experience. It certainly helps that his squad is traveling to the familiar Davenport Field, home of Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia. "It's kind of a cool way to leave the ACC, playing them one last time," said junior outfielder Charlie White, who was named the most outstanding player of last weekend's Columbia, S.C., regional.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Throughout its improbable postseason run, the Maryland baseball team has faced teams that have had the advantage of simply having played in big games before. To level the scales a bit Saturday, it decided to impose its own kind of game on Virginia. The upstart Terps strung together hits early in the game and held off several late rallies en route to a tense, 5-4 win in the first game of their best-of-three NCAA super regional. “That's a typical game that we've been playing lately,” coach John Szefc said.
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Sports Digest | May 4, 2014
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Sports Digest | March 23, 2014
Colleges Terps beat No. 11 N.C. State in baseball again, 7-4 Freshman starter Mike Shawaryn held 11th-ranked North Carolina State to one run over seven innings and center fielder Charlie White hit his first career home run to help Maryland (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Wolfpack (14-7, 3-5) to clinch a series win. Shawaryn scattered four hits over seven innings and struck out six, one shy of his career high, to improve to 5-0 this season.
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