Matt Shaw, Maryland baseball, shortstop Maryland’s Matt Shaw (6) celebrates with teammates after scoring a grand slam during a NCAA Big Ten Conference baseball game against Iowa, Friday, March 31, 2023, at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. 230331 Maryland Iowa B 043 Jpg

Maryland shortstop Matt Shaw will likely be a first-round pick at the MLB Draft in June. In Friday night’s game against Iowa, he showed why.

The Terrapins trailed the Hawkeyes 6-3 when Shaw came to the plate in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded. After getting the count to 0-2, Iowa pitcher Jared Simpson made a mistake.

Shaw made him pay.

Peter Flaherty III of Baseball America provided the jaw-dropping numbers.

The ball left Shaw’s bat at 110 miles per hour and went 507 feet.

The epic grand slam caught the attention of the college baseball world.

As impressive as Shaw’s grand slam was, it was only the biggest part of what was already a huge day. He finished the game 4-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI, two runs scored and a walk.

He also helped lead the Terrapins to victory in a game that they trailed 5-0 after the first inning.

After Friday’s win at Iowa, Shaw has .347/.467/.765 slash line and has 10 home runs. Few college players have that kind of power. Even fewer have that kind of power while playing a premium position like shortstop.

Games like this will only continue to help Shaw’s already solid draft stock increase.

[Maryland Baseball, Peter Flaherty III]

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