Lowe Advances To World Series With Tampa Bay Rays
Brandon Lowe and the Tampa Bay Rays are moving on to the World Series.
Lowe (2013-15) becomes just the sixth Terrapin in program history – and the first since 1969 – to advance to the World Series. He joins Ron Swoboda (1969), Charlie Keller (1939, 41, 42, 43), Vic Keen (1926), Fred Anderson (1917), and Buck Herzog (1911, 12, 13, 17) as the only Terps to make it to the Fall Classic.
The American League MVP candidate flourished in 2020, leading the Rays in all major offensive statistics during the regular season. In 2019, Lowe earned a trip to the MLB All-Star Game and was a finalist for the AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award.
A 2015 D1Baseball.com Second Team All-American, Lowe was a career .338 hitter with 10 home runs and 30 doubles as a Terp. He was named a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2015 and helped Maryland to consecutive Super Regional appearances in 2014 and 2015. Lowe was drafted in the third round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Rays and made his MLB debut on Aug. 5, 2018.
Another former Terrapin, Adam Kolarek (2008-10), and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off against the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the NLCS with a trip to the World Series on the line Sunday evening.
Should the Dodgers advance, Kolarek would become the seventh Terp in program history to advance to the World Series. Maryland can become one of two NCAA programs to have multiple players represented in the World Series. It would be the second World Series in which two Terps contend for the title in the same year (1917).