2012: Played in eight games, making two starts, for the Retrievers before being shut down due to a leg injury... Picked up a base hit in his first game for UMBC vs. Georgetown on Feb. 24 at the Wake Forest Invitational... Went 1-for-1 with a run scored against Buffalo on Mar. 14 at home.
Background: Prior to coming to UMBC, played at Towson and CCBC Catonsville... Named the 2011 CCBC Catonsville Scholar Athlete... Hit .378 with 18 doubles, seven homeruns and 47 RBI's in 2011 for the Cardinals... Led CCBC to the Maryland JUCO Conference title... During his freshman season at Towson, he hit .298 with a .913 fielding percentage... A three-sport athlete at North County, he swam and played football, in addition to baseball... During his senior year he led North County to the county championship game and a national ranking... As a senior he was named to the Anne Arundel County First Team after hitting .425 with eight doubles, two homeruns and 27 RBI's... Listed on the Honor Roll all four years at North County.
Personal: Full name is Michael Garrett Schmidt... Son of Jerry and Deborah Schmidt... Has one sister, Jaime... His dad played baseball at Anne Arundel Community College and his sister played softball at CCBC... Majoring in economics... Enjoys the movie The Sandlot... Favorite team is the Baltimore Orioles... Born Oct. 2, 1991.