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The Culture At Maine Stands Out To Murphy

Bruce Hefflinger
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The Culture At Maine Stands Out To Murphy

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Quinn Murphy OF / LHP / Barrington , RI / 2024

BARRINGTON, R.I. - All it took was for the coaching staff at Maine to see Quinn Murphy in action.

“I first started talking to Maine my sophomore year, the developer of the Scorpions had a connection with them,” Murphy reflected. “I talked to them for two years but they never saw me in person until this summer at a camp. I played well and they offered on the spot. Three weeks later I accepted.”

Salve Regina was highly considered by the 26th-rated 2024 outfielder in New England, who also had interest from URI and Bryant, “but Maine was too tough to pass up” according to Murphy.

“I absolutely love the facilities and absolutely love the coaching staff,” noted the Barrington High School senior. “The culture really stands out. You see a lot of players there develop and go play beyond college. That made it a pretty easy decision for me.”

Maine came away impressed with the ability of the left-handed hitting outfielder.

“They knew I had a good bat, but at the camp I showed good defense and stole some bases,” Murphy explained. “I showed I could play different aspects of the game.”

That is something the 13th-ranked senior in Rhode Island believes he can bring to the America East Conference program.

“I think my best aspect is my bat,” Murphy related. “I’ll also bring a lot of energy, be a good teammate, play good defense and run the bases.”

Speed is one area that the fourth-rated 2024 outfielder in Rhode Island has improved upon.

“I used to run a 7.4, which is not where an outfielder wants to be,” Murphy said. “I got it down to 6.8 junior winter.”

There’s another part of his game that continues to get better.

“I’ve hit every day - spring, summer and fall - the last couple of years to perfect my swing,” Murphy noted.

It has helped the 6-1 175-pound southpaw reach the dream of playing baseball in college.

“I’ve known I’ve wanted to do this since Little League, but never understood the process and how doable it is,” Murphy related. “About freshman summer it became something I really started to take seriously.”

That included finding ways to get noticed.

“I used to not have great metrics, but this past March I went to another PBR and my numbers improved,” the 88th-ranked senior in New England pointed out. “That showed a lot of growth. That exposure helped a lot with my recruiting.”

Vin Scandura,  Michael Schuerman, Cody Ortega and Joey Barter are credited by Murphy with also assisting in his baseball journey along with a few others.

“My parents have been a tremendous support, traveling to all the games and driving me to the gym,” Murphy explained. “I also have friends I lift with. It’s good to have others around with the same goal as me.”

To finally make a commitment early in senior year of high school is a “big relief” according to the 17-year-old.

“It’s a long process and a little stressful,” Murphy said. “Once you commit it takes a lot of pressure off. Now I can focus more on lifting and hitting to be the best player I can be in college.”

Business is the probable major for Murphy, a 3.6 student at Barrington excited about what lies ahead at the university located in Orono, 51/2 hours from home.

“I love the environment and love the guys there,” Murphy concluded. “I’m looking to get better and help the team wherever I can. It’s a great place for development and for after college, but first of all I’m looking to help win championships.”

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