Odds & Ends: June 30, 2015

Here’s the latest on what’s been happening around Maryland baseball:

All eight Terps in the 2015 draft class have officially signed with their respective teams, with seven of them having already debuted in the Minor Leagues.

To read more about how they’re doing and where they are, take a look at MBN’s Terps in the Pros page.

Brandon Lowe was the final member of the draft class to sign, and did so on Thursday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL:

LaMonte Wade is off to the best start of the 2015 class. Take a look at his impressive statistics so far.

With the college baseball season officially coming to an end last week, the final polls were revealed. For the second straight year, Maryland finished top-15 in the country:

Testudo Times: Terps finish 14th in final poll

Coaching Carousel

John Szefc is staying at Maryland for a fourth season, after many experts named him as a prime candidate to fill the coaching vacancy at Clemson. Clemson instead hired Monte Lee, who led the College of Charleston to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

Northwestern baseball hired Spencer Allen to succeed long-time head coach Paul Stevens, who served on the staff in Evanston for the past 31 years. Learn more about Coach Allen in this article by Alex Putterman of The Daily Northwestern:

Northwestern hires Illinois’ Spencer Allen as next coach

On a lighter note, Coach Szefc and his wife got a chance to meet country singer Easton Corbin on Monday:

Coach Szefc and his wife with country star Easton Corbin! Corbin performed in Baltimore, MD tonight 🎶🎵🎤

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Be sure to return to MBN periodically throughout the summer for everything regarding Terps baseball.

Link Drop: June 4, 2015

With the Terps in the midst of another postseason run, the media has jumped on the Maryland bandwagon. LaMonte Wade and the Terrapins are a hot topic heading into the rematch with Virginia.

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Here’s the latest content regarding Maryland baseball:

Sports Illustrated – Watch: LaMonte Wade throws out UCLA runner at home plate

D1baseball.com – Maryland knocks off top-seeded UCLA

Comcast Sports Net – ‘Breakout Star’ of NCAA Tourney has already broke out, coach says

Terps have unusual travel arrangement home from California

The Washington Post – Maryland, Virginia set to meet again for College World Series berth

The Baltimore Sun – Versatile Terps CF LaMonte Wade ‘dominated’ regional, set for rematch with Virginia

Kevin Mooney’s nine-out save sends Terps baseball to Super Regionals at Virginia

A stronger Maryland team heads to second consecutive NCAA super regional

Maryland baseball shocks No. 1 overall seed, 2-1, will face Virginia in NCAA super regional

Testudo Times – Andrew Kramer’s Super Regional Preview

NCAA Regional: Terps Super in Regional win over UCLA

The Diamondback – Maryland baseball holds off UCLA to secure Los Angeles Regional title

LaMonte Wade was the Los Angeles Regional's Most Outstanding Player.
LaMonte Wade was the Los Angeles Regional’s Most Outstanding Player.

ICYMI: Terps Win Los Angeles Regional, get Chance for Revenge Against UVA

If you went to bed early last night, or perhaps fell asleep watching, you missed a lot. You missed the best start of Taylor Bloom’s young career. You missed LaMonte Wade’s nightly defensive heroics. You missed Maryland’s all-time saves leader Kevin Mooney stomp out the fire in the late innings. You missed the Terps knocking off the tournament’s top-ranked team, UCLA, for the second time in three days. And you missed John Szefc’s squad advancing to their second super-regional in as many years, and second in school history.

Regional Champs

But, fear not, we have you covered. Take a listen to the highlights from last night, with John Vittas on the call…

Check out the box score

Read Matt Present’s game recap from last night

Maryland will advance to Virginia, in Charlottesville, next weekend. The Cavaliers took two of three from the Terps in that same super regional a year ago, ending Maryland’s season just a game shy of the College World Series. John Vittas and Matt Present will be on the call from Charlottesville for game one, Friday at 4 p.m. Game two is scheduled for Saturday at 3 p.m., with a game three (if necessary) to be played on Sunday.

Check back throughout the week for a series preview of Virginia, and comprehensive super regional coverage. Also have a look at some write ups from last night, from our friends at The Diamondback and Testudo Times:

Andrew Kramer’s gamer

Kyle Stackpole’s gamer

Link Drop: Tuesday, May 5

The Washington Post:

Heart of Maryland baseball team’s order is driven by a Brooklyn bond – By Roman Stubbs

The Diamondback:

Maryland baseball fails to overcome early deficits in losses to Indiana – By Phillip Suitts

John Szefc’s Terps suffer first sweep at home to Indiana in baseball – By Phillip Suitts

Testudo Times:

Under John Szefc, Maryland baseball has finally arrived – By Alex Kirshner

MBN Exclusive Content:

Tough Weekend for Terps, swept by Hoosiers – MBN Staff

Minor League Update: Reed dominating in Florida State League – By John Vittas

Rankings Update: Terps drop out of 4 of 5 polls – MBN Staff

Link Drop: Tuesday, April 21

With less than a month until the postseason begins, coverage of the 2015 Terps is heating up.

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Keep an eye out later this week, as the Washington Post will be publishing a feature on the journeys of Kevin Martir and Jose Cuas. (Photo: Alexander Jonesi)

Here’s the latest:

Fan Sided

Maryland vs. VCU Baseball Preview (Tuesday)

by Chris Bengel

The Diamondback

Left-hander Robert Galligan provides steady arm entering VCU game (Tuesday)

by Kyle Melnick

Mike Shawaryn wins second straight Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award (Monday)

by Phillip Suitts

Maryland baseball falls to Cal State Fullerton in pitcher’s duel (Sunday)

by Kyle Melnick

Testudo Times

Maryland baseball: Terps baseball back in Top 20 after series win over Fullerton (Monday)

by Andrew Kramer

Maryland baseball: Terps lose extra-inning thriller to Fullerton, 1-0 (Sunday)

by Andrew Kramer

Baseball America

Saturday Roundup: Terps Tough it Out After Losing Stiles

by Vince Lara-Cinisomo

Maryland Baseball Network – Exclusive Content

Rankings Update: Terps up at least two spots in every poll, as high as No. 18

Weekly Video: Shawaryn on wins record; Papio, Kengo on Liberty comeback

Weekend Takeaways: Shawaryn shines, Terps resilient, rotation questions loom

by Jake Eisenberg

Link Drop: Monday, April 13

The Terps dropped two of three to Iowa this weekend, falling to 8-4 in the Big Ten.

LaMonte Wade returned to the Maryland lineup this weekend.
LaMonte Wade returned to the Maryland lineup this weekend.

Here’s what the publications are saying:

The Diamondback

Maryland baseball offense sputters again in loss to Iowa

by Kyle Stackpole

Testudo Times

Unearned run dooms Terps as they fall to Iowa 2-1

by Andrew Kramer

MBN Exclusive Content

Weekend Takeaways: Injuries playing a factor, rotation half fixed

by John Vittas

Game Recaps – Sunday by Jake Eisenberg, Saturday by Jimmy Perrino and Friday by Matt Present

Link Drop: Tuesday, April 7

Here’s what they’re saying about Terrapins baseball after their three-game sweep of Nebraska:

From The Diamondback:

Maryland baseball comes alive in sweep of No. 22 Nebraska (by Phillip Suitts)

Jamal Wade takes power surge into contest against West Virginia (by Phillip Suitts)

From Testudo Times:

Maryland baseball: No. 17 Terps rally to edge No. 18 Nebraska 6-5; sweep series (by Andrew Kramer)

Maryland Baseball Network exclusive content:

Weekend Takeaways: Terps assert B1G dominance, Shawaryn and Lowe stay hot (by Dan Servodidio)

Listen to MBN’s John Vittas call the Terps walk-off in Game 3 against Nebraska

The Terps will face West Virginia today at 3:00 p.m. and face James Madison tomorrow. The Terps will play Iowa in a three-game series this weekend.