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Maryland pitchers Brian Shaffer (North Harford), Tyler Blohm (Spalding) win Big Ten awards

Maryland pitchers Brian Shaffer (North Harford), Tyler Blohm (Spalding) win Big Ten awards

Maryland junior right-hander Brian Shaffer (North Harford) and freshman left-hander Tyler Blohm (Archbishop Spalding) were named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, respectively, for the program's first such conference honors in over two decades.

Shaffer (7-3) led the Big Ten with a 1.67 ERA and is the only pitcher in the conference with more than 90 innings pitched (97). The Pylesville native is second in the conference in strikeouts (98) and third in opposing batting average (.206).

The 2016 All-Metro Player of the Year and a 17th-round pick of the Orioles in last year's draft, Blohm tied for the Big Ten lead with eight...

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