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Hockaday will head to Maryland after O's offer doesn't come close
Hockaday will head to Maryland after O's offer doesn't come close

K.J. Hockaday, the former John Carroll infielder who set the career MIAA record for home runs with 31, has opted to play for the University of Maryland instead of sign with the Orioles. The O's drafted Hockaday in the 14th round of the MLB draft in June, but the two parties were not able to come to an agreement. "It wasn't that close at all," Hockaday said of the offer the Orioles made. He declined to divulge specifics concerning the offer. This summer, the 18-year-old is playing on Youse's Maryland Orioles, a collegiate summer team based in Linthicum, Md. The team is currently competing in the long-running AAABA Baseball Tournament, a tournament that has featured...

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