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Resh 'relentless' on way to McDaniel Hall of Fame

November 25, 2011|By DAN KAUFFMAN |
  • Jerry Resh, center, was inducted into the McDaniel College Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame in October. Also in the photo are McDaniel director of athletics Paul Moyer, left, and college president Roger Casey, right.
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Jerry Resh played baseball with something to prove.

“I don’t like to lose,” said Resh, a 1991 graduate of Williamsport High School. “I’ve always been highly competitive, and if I know there’s someone a little better out there, I set my mind on matching your level or beating you.

“Relentless is a good word for me.”

After playing four years on the Wildcats’ varsity, Resh made his mark at McDaniel College, where he earned several honors before graduating in 1995.

In October, Resh was inducted into the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame.

“I actually knew about being nominated three years ago. A friend who played with me nominated me,” Resh said. “They let you know by mail whether you’ve been accepted, and this past summer I got a letter and before I opened it I asked my wife if this was the year, and sure enough, it was.”

Resh was named McDaniel’s offensive player of the year and MVP in 1993, when he also was selected to the Middle Atlantic Conference first team. The Green Terror then moved to the Centennial Conference, and he earned first-team honors in 1994 and 1995 and was the player of the year his senior year.

“I didn’t hit for a whole lot of power. I was a prototypical gap-type hitter, doubles and triples,” Resh said. “It was like the whole team, we were kind of scrappy.”

Resh fondly remembers his senior season.

“Our senior year, the local papers didn’t expect us to do a whole lot and I looked at another senior captain and we said, ‘Let’s go do something.’” Resh said. “We went 19-8 that year, and it was the most wins the team ever had. It came down to the last day between us and Franklin & Marshall for the title. They swept us in a doubleheader.

“I think that year we won seven extra-inning games. We never went away.”

Resh finished his McDaniel career with 47 stolen bases in 47 attempts, a school record that still stands.

After college, Resh started the Century High School baseball program when the school opened in 2000. He coached baseball and golf at Century until 2007, and more recently coached at Westminster High School.

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