Casey Baron
Casey Baron

Player Profile

Fairland, Md.

High School:
Paint Branch

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185



On Baron: One of staff's top returning starting option for 2007 ... fierce competitor with excellent velocity and control ... changes speeds effectively ... has developed into a side-arm style pitcher after working with pitching coach Jim Farr last year.

As a Junior (2006): Made the transition from situational reliever to the Terps' Friday starter ... made 19 appearances, including 10 starts, finishing 1-5 with a 5.31 ERA ... lasted at least five innings in six of eight ACC starts ...

retired the only batter he faced in season opener at ECU (Feb. 10) ... threw 1.1 innings out of the bullpen vs. Jacksonville, allowing one run on one hit (Feb. 24) ... pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one in a win at Jacksonville (Feb. 26) ... struck out the only batter he faced against Duke (March 5) ... had four strikeouts in 3.2 innings at Towson (March 14) ... made his first start of the year at UNC, allowing five runs on five hits with one strikeout in a season-high 4.0 innings (March 18) ... allowed eight runs, only of two of which were earned, on six hits in 5.2 innings vs. Miami (March 24) ... tossed 4.1 innings at ODU, allowing six hits and three runs in a losing effort (March 29) ... defeated No. 3 Georgia Tech in College Park, surrendering four runs on seven hits with a pair of strikeouts in 5.0 innings (April 2) ... allowed three runs on eight hits (including three infield singles) in career-high 7.1 innings in losing effort at Clemson ... surrendered one run over first seven inning and walked none on the day (April 7) ... went 6.1 innings at Wake, allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks but was not involved in the decision (Apr. 21) ... allowed four runs (three earned) in seven innings in loss to Virginia ... settled down after the third, shutting Cavs out on two singles over his final four innings (Apr. 28) ... saw his first action of the year in the field, playing the ninth inning in left against GW (May 3).

As a Sophomore (2005): Went 3-1 with wins over UNC-Wilmington, Towson and Longwood ... posted a 3.85 ERA in nine appearances ... made his first appearance of the season at UNC-Wilmington, throwing 1.2 innings without giving up an earned run and recording the win (Feb. 18) ... gave up one hit and one earned run in 1.1 innings against Virginia Tech (Mar. 6) ... returned after a one-month absence against North Carolina, giving up six hits and three runs in a third of an inning (Apr. 8) ... walked the first two batters he faced at Duke, but came back to strike out the last two batters and hold the Blue Devils to one run on one hit (Apr. 16) ... struck out the side and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning against Towson (May 4) ... started the team's "Staff day" against Florida State, allowing a walk and striking out one in a scoreless first inning (May 6)

As a Freshman (2004): Had third-lowest ERA among Terrapin relievers ... only freshman pitcher to start a game ... 14 appearances were the most among freshman pitchers ... strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.0 was second-best on the team ... led the team with 1.28 walks per nine innings ... made his collegiate debut at Winthrop (Feb. 13) ... recorded a scoreless inning in relief at UMBC (Mar. 10) ... pitched two innings of relief without allowing a run to Hartford (Mar. 13) ... pitched a perfect inning of relief with one strikeout at Clemson (Apr. 3) ... struck out two UMES batters in 1.2 innings of scoreless relief (Apr. 6) ... threw a perfect inning of relief against NC State (Apr. 10) ... tossed 0.2 scoreless innings against Virginia (Apr. 17) ... came out of the bullpen to pitch 2.2 innings against Towson (Apr. 20) ... pitched a perfect inning of relief at Towson, striking out one batter (May 5) ... made his first career start, allowing one earned run on three hits to Duquesne, while striking out three batters in a career-high 4.1 innings of work (May 11) ... threw a perfect inning of relief against North Carolina in the ACC tournament (May 26)

At Paint Branch: Three-time first team All-County selection and team MVP ... selected to the 2003 All-Metro team ... named a National Player to Watch by Collegiate Baseball after his junior season ... chosen for the Maryland State Amateur Baseball Coaches (MASABC) Classic Tournament ... selected to Team Maryland and nominated to the Area Code Games ... as a senior, the left-handed hurler posted a 5-2 record with a 1.50 ERA, striking out 45 batters in 40 innings ... went 21-8 with a 2.00 ERA for his career ... also batted .556 with 23 runs batted in his senior year ... lettered in golf for two seasons.

Personal: Son of Karen and Tom Baron ... father was a member of the 1971 team that registered an 11-4 ACC record en route to the conference championship ... has one sister, Patty ... majoring in secondary education with a minor in social sciences.

Baron's Career Pitching Statistics

2004	4.64	0-0	14	1	21.1	28	17	11	3	12	0
2005	3.95	3-1	9	1	13.2	15	8	6	5	11	0
2006	5.31	1-5	19	10	57.2	75	48	34	15	27	0
Totals	4.95	4-6	42	12	92.2    	118	73	51	23	50	0

Baron's Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 7.1, at Clemson (4/7/06)
Strikeouts: 5, at Wake Forest (4/21/06)