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Terps baseball rolls into NCAA tourney on the back of Mike Shawaryn, their 'unicorn'
Terps baseball rolls into NCAA tourney on the back of Mike Shawaryn, their 'unicorn'

The story of Mike Shawaryn's decision to call Jimmy Belanger and commit to the Maryland baseball program is a pretty good one, but what makes it the greatest story of all time is a unicorn. In March 2013, Shawaryn, then a star senior right-hander at Gloucester Catholic (N.J.), was still undecided on where he would play in college. The Terps wanted him. Belanger, the team's pitching coach, had driven up to Gloucester City from College Park on days when Shawaryn wasn't pitching, just to be seen. Every visit might matter; Vanderbilt wanted him, too. One day that month, Shawaryn woke up with a feeling. He called high school coach Mike Rucci and told him he had made up his...

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