Former Maryland right-hander Ryan Hill signed a professional contract with the Florence Freedom (Ky.) of the Frontier League on March 18, according to the league website.
Hill transferred to Maryland from Grayson County College in 2016, where he put up a 2.29 ERA in 39.1 innings pitched in 2016, and recorded a combined 89 strikeouts over his two years as a Viking.
One of the Terps’ go-to relievers, Hill played at Maryland for two seasons. In 2017, the righty made 29 appearances, including two starts, throwing 46.2 innings while working a 5.01 ERA and striking out 55.
After starting 2018 on the bench due to eligibility issues, Hill made nine relief appearances, finishing his senior year with a 2.92 ERA in 12.1 innings pitched, while striking out 14.
Right-hander Taylor Bloom, Hill’s college teammate who went undrafted after last season, signed with the Frontier League’s Washington Wild Things last June and made four appearances before being released in July. He is not currently listed on a roster for the 2019 season.
Hill and the Freedom open their season on May 9.