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Bowie's Bloom is blossoming

Bowie's Bloom is blossoming

Bowie resident and rising University of Maryland sophomore Taylor Bloom has continued to shine on the mound for the Gaithersburg Giants of the Cal Ripken League this summer. After playing his high school baseball at Riverdale Baptist, Bloom joined the Maryland squad as a true freshman and went 2-3 with a 4.01 earned-run average and 28 strikeouts in 34 innings of work this past season. He came up biggest during the NCAA Tournament when he limited the top-seeded UCLA squad to one run on one hit in 6 1/3 innings of work. Maryland upended UCLA and advanced to the Super Regionals for the second straight season, only to fall to eventual national champion Virginia. In three starts this summer...

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