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Maryland baseball strives to build on first NCAA tournament appearance in 43 years
Maryland baseball strives to build on first NCAA tournament appearance in 43 years

Normally, John Szefc asks his Maryland baseball players not to get caught up in celebration, to treat success as a natural byproduct of their preparations. But this scene was too rich for a casual shrug, even from an all-business baseball lifer. Szefc's Terps held a 10-0 lead over South Carolina — college baseball royalty. And as it dawned on the Gamecocks' faithful that their team's season was about to end against a Maryland program that hadn't made the NCAA tournament in 43 years, they began filing quietly out of Carolina Stadium. Just that once, Szefc (pronounced CHEF) asked his players to step out of the dugout and take a gander at what they'd done. ...

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