On Spessard: Left-handed power guy with good speed for his size ... primarily a pull hitter with excellent home run power to right field ... school's all-time leader in triples ... hustles every play ... good outfielder.
As a Junior (2008): Played in 48 games and made 46 starts as the team's left fielder ... hit career-high seven home runs, the second-most on the team ... finished fourth on the team with 30 RBIs ... 2-for-4 with home run at Coastal Carolina (2/24) ... four RBIs in win against Hofstra (2/29) ... 2-for-5 with a home run against Hofstra (3/2) ... 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored against Coppin State (3/5) ... 2-for-4 with a home run against Delaware (3/11) ... 2-for-4 with a triple in win at Old Dominion (3/18) ... 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in win at Virginia Tech (4/5) ... three RBIs and a home run in win against Mount St. Mary's (4/9) ... 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs scored in win against Georgia Tech, the triple set the school record (4/19) ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored in win at Duke (4/25) ... solo home run in season finale at Delaware (5/13).
As a Sophomore (2007): Played 54 games, starting 50 and batting .240 with nine doubles, a triple and four home runs ... his 29 RBIs were fourth on the team ... was 1-for-5 with two RBIs in win over Creighton (2/11) ... scored a career-high four runs as he was 1-for-3 with three walks in win at UCF (2/16) ... was 2-for-5 with an RBI in win at UCF (2/17) ... hit a solo shot in loss at UCF, and finished the day 2-for-4 (2/18) ... hit the game-winning RBI, a walk-off single for the win against George Washington (2/23) ... blasted a home run in the 7-2 win over Lafayette (3/3) ... notched first career grand slam in win over VCU (3/21) ... went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs in loss at Georgia Tech (3/31) ... drove in two with his double in loss to Wake Forest (4/6) ... picked up two RBIs against Boston College (4/14) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs win at UMBC (4/17) ... homered in loss at Duke (4/21) ... was 2-for-4 with an RBI in opener against UNC (5/18) ... finished 2-for-4 and scored twice in season finale against Tar Heels (5/19).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2006): Started 51 games for Maryland, hitting .259 with two homers, 23 RBIs and a team-leading 14 doubles ... tied for second in the ACC and set a a school record with five triples ... was third on the team with 10 stolen bases and tied for the Terp lead with 23 walks ... went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a stolen base at ECU (2/12) ... finished 1-for-2 against Gardner-Webb at the Griffin Pontiac Challenge (2/17) ... tripled and drove in a run in his only at-bat against Evansville (2/19) ... went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk at Jacksonville (2/24) ... was 1-for-4 with a two RBI-double at Jacksonville (2/25) ... finished 2-for-4 with a double and a HBP in the series finale (2/26) ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI-triple off the right-field wall vs. GW (3/1) ... was 2-for-4 with a leadoff triple in the fourth inning vs. Duke (3/3) ... finished 1-for-5 and brought in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth on a ground out to first against Duke (3/5) ... went 2-for-4 with two doubles in series opener vs. Florida St. (3/10) ... posted a 2-for-4 effort with two more doubles vs. FSU the following day (3/11) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and his first career home run vs. UNC (3/18) ...went 1-for-3 with fifth triple of the year and a pair of runs against Miami (3/25) ... finished 3-for-4 with an RBI at ODU (3/29) ... was 2-for-5 with a stolen base in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (3/31) ... went 1-for-4 with a run and a sacrifice bunt in finale against the Yellow Jackets (4/2) ... had a 2-for-5 effort with a walk at Clemson (4/8) ... was 1-for-5 with the eventual game-winning two-run double in the sixth inning against James Madison (4/12) ... made first career appearance in a reserve role, pinch running for Jordan Wilson and eventually scoring on a passed ball vs. WVU (4/18) ... went 1-for-4 with a walk and home run in series finale victory over Wake Forest (4/23) ... finished 1-for-4 with a steal and three RBIs against Delaware State (4/25) ... was 2-for-5 including a double and a stolen base in series opener at BC (5/5) ... scored twice and finished 2-for-4 with a double vs. the Eagles the following day (5/6) ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a steal against UMES (5/10).
As a Freshman (2005): Redshirt season.
At Smithsburg: Letterwinner in baseball, basketball and soccer ... was a first-team all-county, all-conference and all-area selection, as well as a team captain in baseball ... won the conference batting title and was named his high school's athlete of the year in 2004 ... was also named student-athlete of the month in April 2004 ... career-high batting average came when he hit .492 in 2002, and had career-highs of 13 doubles and four home runs also played soccer.
Personal: Son of Karen and Jerry Spessard ... has two sisters, Julie and Laura ... hobbies and interests include sports, cars and anything with an adrenaline rush ... was a member of student government and the vice president of Future Business Leaders of America in high school ... Maryland scholar athlete and member of student-athlete honor roll ... biggest athletic thrill is setting Maryland's all-time triples record in team's seven-run comeback victory against Georgia Tech in 2008 ... favorite athlete is Lance Armstrong ... owns undergraduate degree in agricultural and resource economics and is pursuing a Master's in real estate development ... plans to become a real estate broker.
Spessard's Career Batting Statistics
Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg. BB SO SB 2006 .259 53/51 189 29 49 14 5 2 23 .418 23 50 10 2007 .240 54/50 179 30 43 9 1 4 29 .369 25 46 8 2008 .247 48/46 162 30 40 8 3 7 30 .463 17 39 3 Totals .249 155/147 530 89 132 31 9 13 82 .415 65 135 21
Spessard's Career Game Highs
Hits: 3, twice, last at Duke (4/25/08)
RBI: 4, twice, last vs. Hofstra (2/29/08)
Runs: 4, at UCF (2/16/07)