Maryland baseball junior shortstop Matt Shaw put on an offensive showcase this past weekend, earning Perfect Game USA and the Big Ten’s respective player of the week awards.
Shaw went 7-for-12 on the weekend — good for a .583 batting average — with nine RBIs and two home runs. One of Shaw’s long balls was a huge grand slam in the sixth inning of Friday’s game that gave Maryland its first lead of the game. Shaw’s slam traveled a whopping 507 feet, leaving his bat at 110 miles per hour.
Shaw’s play helped propel Maryland to a series win over the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Terps will need him to keep producing at a high clip to go far this season and return to the national rankings.
In other news
Maryland men’s basketball is hiring Virginia Tech assistant coach Mike Jones.
Sources: Maryland is hiring Virginia Tech assistant Mike Jones. He’s the longtime DeMatha High School coach and USA Basketball staff linchpin who brings deep ties to the DMV area.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 3, 2023
Maryland softball’s Courtney Wyche and Trinity Schlotterbeck were named Big Ten Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.
Congrats to this week's #B1GSoftball honorees!— Big Ten Softball (@B1Gsoftball) April 3, 2023
- : Taylor Minnick, @IndianaSB
- : Trinity Schlotterbeck, @TerpsSoftball
: Courtney Wyche, @TerpsSoftball
: Avery Parker, @IndianaSB
Maryland baseball made D1Baseball’s week seven Dean’s List for its strong play this weekend.
' : Week 7 @HokiesBaseball, @LSUbaseball, @UHCougarBB and @TerpsBaseball headline our list of teams that aced Week Seven in college baseball. Find out who else caught our attention. https://t.co/ggoImuPh5n— D1Baseball (@d1baseball) April 3, 2023
Former Maryland men’s basketball player Duane Simpkins was named the head coach at American University.
— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) April 3, 2023
Congrats to alum Duane Simpkins on being named the head coach at American! pic.twitter.com/cU6YC8lgCo
Former Maryland baseball player Kevin Smith went off in the minor leagues, launching three long balls and driving home seven RBIs.
For Career Day, we present @Athletics farmhand Kevin Smith of the @AviatorsLV!— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) April 3, 2023
7 RBIs pic.twitter.com/MvKnkWw4Vq