Troy Barrick is one of the best baseball players to come out of Frederick County. Getting his early start playing on his father’s Little League teams, he moved on to play a key role for the Glade Valley Babe Ruth team that won the state tournament in 1984. He was a member of the Frederick County Babe Ruth All-Star Team of 1987 that won state and region titles before finishing third in the Babe Ruth World Series. His Walkersville High School accomplishments included holding the school record for most strikeouts in a game. He played college ball at North Carolina Wesleyan College and was a pitcher on a team that finished seventh in the National World Series. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1993 and played in the Arizona Rookie League, where he was awarded the Rolaids Relief Man of the League.