Terps' stadium to be dedicated to Smith

May 08, 2010
  • Hagerstown Junior Basketball League team Western Enterprise Fire Company No. 4 team finished 18-1, went undefeated in the regular season, advanced to the postseason tournament title game and won the playoff championship.From left to right: Front row -- Ryan Abbott, Willie Spinnler, Brandon Taylor and Karim Brooks. Back row -- head coach Chris Abbott, Quinton Barr, Shalom Muthoka, Ted Schoeck, Matt Sprecher, Alex Henline and coach Ted Schoeck. Not pictured:Gjergj Pllana and coach Russ Robinson.
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The University of Maryland will dedicate Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium prior to the Terrapins baseball team's game against Clemson today.

The ceremony will take place at approximately 12:30 p.m., with the game to follow at 1.

Smith, a former Maryland baseball player who graduated from North Hagerstown High School, and his wife, Carol, committed a major gift to athletics last year.

The Smiths pledged their gift in support of the Great Expectations Campaign, which provides funds to those areas in athletics with the greatest need, as well as to the "Home Run Club," the support group for the Maryland baseball team.

In appreciation for Bob and Carol Smith's significant gift, Maryland officially named the baseball stadium Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.

Smith, who was awarded a baseball scholarship at Maryland, graduated from the university in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in business and management.


He won the Berger Cup in 1963 as the player who made outstanding contributions to athletics through baseball. He was the Terrapins' starting third baseman and a co-captain as a senior.

"These experiences had a major impact and influence on my entire life and make me proud to have the stadium bear my name," Smith said.

Smith has stayed actively involved with the baseball program as a fan and loyal supporter. In December 2007, the Smiths established the Robert W. and Carol B. Smith and Family Endowed Baseball Scholarship, the first fully funded scholarship for the exclusive use by the baseball program.


Linganore 7, South 5

IJAMSVILLE, Md. -- Linganore scored five runs in the second inning, highlighted by Jay Knight's three-run triple, and held on to defeat South Hagerstown.

The Lancers scored all of their runs in the first two innings. Taylor Henry hit a two-run home run in the first. Linganore used four walks, a sacrifice and an error to go with Knight's triple in the second.

Luke Toms fueled the Rebels' comeback attempt with a two-run single in the three-run third and drove in another run in the fourth. South (12-8) left 12 runners on base.

Toms had two hits and three RBIs, while Tyeler Presgraves had two hits and two RBIs and Timmy Hoover added two hits for the Rebels.

Linganore 7, S. Hagerstown 5
South 103 100 0 -- 5 9 1
Linganore 250 000 x -- 7 6 3

May, Boward (3) and Haupt; Knight, Catlin (5) and Berardi. WP -- Knight. LP -- May. HR -- L: Henry (1st, one on).

Catoctin 12, North Hagerstown 2

THURMONT, Md. --Ty Benson had an RBI double for North Hagerstown in a season-ending loss to Catoctin.

* In the completion of a suspended game from April 17, North beat Catoctin, 10-7.

Benson's three-run triple highlighted a nine-run third, Aaron Stoner had two hits and Greg Lynn had six strikeouts for the Hubs.

North 001 001 -- 2 5 2
Catoctin 250 113 -- 12 18 2

Stoner, Spessard (3) and Allen, Collela (6). Smith and Larson. WP -- Smith. LP -- Stoner (3-2). HR -- C: Carter (1st, one on); Ausherman (6th, one on).

Completion of suspended game
Catoctin 201 121 0 -- 7 8 2
North 009 001 x -- 10 6 4

Gautney, Ausherman (3), Wealty (6) and Larson. Lynn and Allen, Collela (3). WP -- Lynn (3-3). LP -- Gautney. HR -- C: Carter (3rd, none on).

North Carroll 15, Boonsboro 9

HAMPSTEAD, Md. -- Nick Lum had five hits for Boonsboro in a loss to North Carroll.

Dustin Gregory had two hits, including a double, and Josh Grim had a double and two RBIs for the Warriors (3-17).

Boonsboro 032 101 2 -- 9 12 3
North Carroll 504 033 x -- 15 11 3

Lewis, Hardy (4), Bennett (5) and Gregory. Walzl, Chilcoat (5) and Maloney. WP -- Walzl. LP - Lewis (0-8). HR -- N: Walzl (1st, two on).

Chambersburg 11, CD East 10

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Greg Hammond tied the game at 8 with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning for Chambersburg, and later provided the game-winning hit with an RBI single to score Jordan Riley in the eighth and earn the Mid-Penn Commonwealth win.

Tyler Fore and Zane Bard each drove in a run as the Trojans (11-6, 7-4) scored three runs in the eighth. Riley pitched the final 2 1/3 innings to pick up his first victory of the season.

CD East 203 012 02 -- 10 15 1
Chambersburg 021 110 33 -- 11 13 1

Royer, Noel (4), Wix (6), Richter (8) and Fuller. Clark, Schauf (3), Riley (6) and Hammond. WP -- Riley (1-0). LP -- Wix.

Greencastle 15, Steel-High 0

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- J.T. Root pitched all three innings, struck out four and gave up no hits in his first start for Greencastle-Antrim, which routed Steel-High.

Denver Cordell's solo homer in the bottom of the third provided the 15th run for the Blue Devils (14-2) and ended the game via the mercy rule. Eric Schanzenbacher and Cole Sellers each had two hits and three RBIs, Dylan Schaeffer added two hits and two RBIs and Andrew Zeger went 3-for-3.

Steel-High 000 -- 0 0 3
Greencastle 168 -- 15 14 0

W. Hawkins and Hawkins. J.T. Root and Ensminger, Grove (3). WP -- Root (1-0). LP -- W. Hawkins. HR -- G: Denv. Cordell (3rd, none on).

East Pennsboro 3, Waynesboro 2

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