Baltimore, Md.-- Former UMBC baseball standout Terrence Pinkston has signed a professional contract with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League. Pinkston joins former Retriever Michael Austin on the team.
"Terrence is a great story and every bit of a pro. He will represent UMBC well at the next level. We only had him for one year but he definitely made his mark on and off the field. He is a late bloomer and we are all rooting for him to continue getting opportunities at the professional level."
Pinkston played just one season with the Retrievers in 2019, batting .312 in 53 games in the outfield. He collected 59 hits with 17 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 32 RBI. He was tops on the team with 27 stolen bases, which ranks him in the top ten in career stolen bases after just one year.
"Being able to sign and play for the Wild Things is a special moment in my life. Just to have the chance to call myself a professional and play with such talented players is a blessing and it's something I have dreamed of since I was little," Pinkston said of the chance to play professionally.
The La Plata native has already played in five games for the Wild Things, batting .188 with one run scored and one double. The Wild Things will close out their season this month, currently 35-56 in the independent Frontier League.