On the latest edition of the MBN Podcast, Zach Solon and Ben Fischer discuss the Terps’ short-lived 2020 season, including an interview with Maxwell Costes about the shortened season.
MBN Podcast: Episode 74 (Sean Fisher)
On this episode of the Maryland Baseball Network Podcast, Zach Solon catches up with Terps’ southpaw Sean Fisher, as the pair breaks down Maryland’s 3-0 start to the season and preview the team’s home opener against Rhode Island.
Plus, Fisher discusses his transition from the bullpen into the starting rotation. Give it a listen!
Maryland releases 2020 schedule, which features Texas road trip
The University of Maryland 2020 baseball schedule has finally dropped!
Maryland opens its 2020 season with a three-game set on the road against College of Charleston Feb. 14. It marks the Terps’ second consecutive year starting the season somewhere in South Carolina.
The Terps broke even in their 2019 campaign, finishing with a 29-29 record, a four-win improvement from the previous season.. In his second season at the helm, Rob Vaughn steered the Terps to their first Big Ten Tournament appearance since 2017. Maryland defeated Illinois in their first tournament game before losing to Ohio State and Michigan to close out the season.
Maryland kicks off its 2020 home slate with the Rhode Island Rams on Feb. 21. The weekend series will be the first meeting between the two programs, as the Terps look to defend Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium with another sweep in the home opener.
The Terps continue their non-conference slate with a three-game set against Coastal Carolina, this time for a weekend series against the Chanticleers. Last year, Maryland started its season with the tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina. Maryland also played in the tournament in 2018.
A spring break trip to Texas highlights the Terps’ non-conference schedule. The road trip will include a weekend series at TCU beginning on March 13 and a midweek game at Sam Houston State on March 18. This will be Maryland’s first trip to the Lone Star State since 2011.
The rest of Maryland’s slate includes weekend series against Bryant, and Binghamton, and midweek matchups against Villanova, Delaware, James Madison, VCU, West Virginia, William and Mary, Mount St. Mary’s and Towson. Altogether, the Terps will face five teams that made the 2019 NCAA tournament, including TCU, who came within two games of a Super Regional appearance before being eliminated by Arkansas.
The Terps will begin Big Ten play at home against the Michigan State Spartans on March 20. Last season, the Terps finished 11-11 in conference play, enough to clinch the No. 6 slot for the Big Ten Tournament.
Maryland’s conference schedule also includes home series against Nebraska, Penn State and Minnesota, and road series against Rutgers, Iowa, Purdue and the 2019 Big Ten Tournament Champions Ohio State. The Terps will avoid the three teams that finished atop the Big Ten in regular season play last year: Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.
Make sure to stay up-to-date on all your Terps baseball news with MBN, where we’ll have broadcasts and game recaps for all 56 games of the 2020 season.