Preseason Countdown #6: Meet the transfer

With how unique the 2021 season will be, it only makes sense that the incoming class of transfers will be just as unique. In 2019, Maryland brought in seven transfers. Last season, it brought in two. Ahead of this season, the program brought in a single transfer.

Despite the thinner-than-average group of transfers, we will still introduce the new transfer as we normally would. Without further ado, meet Riley Langerman.

JR. C Riley Langerman – Ventura College (Junior College in California)

Langerman will begin his Terps career as a junior and should bring plenty of experience behind the plate for a program with two freshmen catchers and one sophomore catcher.

The Parker, Colorado, native had his 2020 season at Ventura College cut short, but in the 20 games he played last year he hit .280/.348/.366. Langerman also picked up 12 RBI in his 82 at-bats.

Langerman also played travel ball with the California Gold Sox in the summer of 2019, where he slashed .333/.371/.424 in 35 plate appearances. He was later named a Golden Coast Collegiate League All-Star.

On the defensive side, he brings a very strong throwing arm to Maryland’s catching corp despite having a smaller build than the average catcher.