The Terrapins baseball team has been on a hot streak, and it looks like they’re continuing to ride that high. Today it was announced that second baseman Brandon Lowe and starting pitcher Mike Shawaryn were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team, chosen by the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Lowe, a freshman from Suffolk, Virginia, led the Terps in hitting this season at .339, which was also good for fourth in the ACC. Lowe brought in 39 runners on the season (2nd on team) scored 35 runs, and lead the team in triples and on-base percentage at .462. Those marks earned him a 3rd team All-ACC selection, which many thought was a bit low.
Mike Shawaryn, meanwhile, led the ACC in wins with 11, which he earned over 15 appearances this season. Those 11 wins broke the Terrapins single-season record, and Shawaryn was on the mound when the Terps ended up beating South Carolina to advance to their first ever Super Regional. Shawaryn sports a 2.81 ERA with 70 K’s over 86 1/3 innings pitched. Shawaryn hails from Carneys Point, New Jersey.
For Maryland, it’s just been a pretty magical year, and one can only imagine the players will remember this forever. Now Shawaryn and Lowe at least know that folks are noticing their stellar play this season, because Maryland wouldn’t be where they are now without these two. Nice work, fellas!