Former Orioles Closer Gregg Olson: ‘Huge Honor’ To Be Inducted Into College Baseball HOF

Former Orioles closer Gregg Olson, a standout at Auburn from 1986-1988, was recently inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, only a few months after being diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer. “It’s a huge honor,” Olson said.

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North Carroll’s Katie Zaferes Knows Late Father Is Watching Over Olympic Triathlon Journey

North Carroll graduate Katie Zaferes will compete with the U.S. Olympic Triathlon team at the upcoming Tokyo Games in honor of her late father, Bill Hursey, who passed away in April at the age of 60. “He’s so intertwined in my triathlon career and journey,” Zaferes said.

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Orioles Prospect Adley Rutschman On Why He Meets Pitchers After Every Inning

Fans at Baysox games may have noticed how Orioles prospect Adley Rutschman meets pitchers on their way off the field after each inning. “I think it’s always important to dissect and have some sort of feedback,” Rutschman said, “just to … know that I have their back no matter what.”

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Abby Gustaitis: From North Harford To Maryland Pre-Med Student To Olympic Rugby Player

North Harford grad Abby Gustaitis will serve as one of the captains of the U.S. Women’s Rugby Sevens team at the Tokyo Games — despite not playing the sport until her freshman year at Maryland. “I’m just so proud to be where I am and excited,” Gustaitis said.

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Why Grayson Rodriguez Approaches Each Start Like He’s ‘The Worst Pitching Prospect’

Baseball America recently named Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez the top pitching prospect in the game, but that’s not something he thinks about too much. “I’ve got to go out there like I’m the worst pitching prospect in baseball and [try] to prove myself each outing,” Rodriguez said.

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Orioles Prospect Jahmai Jones Knows Late Father Andre Is Watching Over His Career

Father’s Day can be a tough time for those who have lost their dads, like Orioles prospect Jahmai Jones, whose father, former NFL LB Andre Jones, passed away in 2011. “I know he’s watching over me,” Jones said. “… Just because he’s not in the stands doesn’t mean he’s not always with me.”

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Boston College OF, Potential Orioles Target Sal Frelick: Path To 2021 MLB Draft ‘Surreal’

Some recent MLB mock drafts have Boston College outfielder Sal Frelick going to the Orioles at No. 5. “It’s really surreal,” Frelick said. “… I kind of had some injuries throughout college … and to kind of put that all together and see where I am today is super special.”

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Orioles Prospect Mike Baumann: ‘You Know You’re Going To Get A Show’ From Baysox

Now with the Bowie Baysox, Orioles pitching prospect Mike Baumann continues to recover from a right flexor strain he suffered last August. “Everything feels good,” Baumann said. “… I’m going to go out every five, six days and just focus on competing and staying true to who I was.”

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