Maryland Takes Pair From UMass Baseball In Doubleheader
March 1, 2014
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - UMass baseball dropped both games of its doubleheader on the road at Maryland on Saturday afternoon. The Terrapins (7-2) took game one, 4-0, behind a no-hit effort from Jake Stinnett and defeated the Minutemen (0-5) in game two, 10-1.
After sending UMass down in order in the top of the first in the opening contest, Maryland used a two-out, two-run single by Blake Schmit to take a 2-0 lead as he flared a pitch into shallow right field to score Brandon Lowe and Mike Rescigno.
The Terrapins added the only other two runs of the contest in the bottom of the fifth. Lowe and LaMonte Wade opened up the inning with back-to-back singles and Anthony Papio later drove in the pair with a single to right.
Junior Conor LeBlanc took the loss (0-2) on the mound in game one for UMass. He worked all eight innings and let up four runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout. Stinnett collected the win (2-1) and finished with nine strikeouts.
In game two, Maryland broke up a scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the fourth. Wade led off with a single to left, moved to third on a single by Papio and scored on a sacrifice fly by Rescigno.
The Terps then broke the game open with an eight-run fifth on seven hits in their next trip to the plate, aided by RBI doubles from Charlie White and Lowe.
UMass scored its lone run of the day in the top of the seventh. Senior Nik Campero drew a one-out walk and was replaced by a pinch runner, freshman Jon Avallone. Avallone advanced on a two-out single up the middle by sophomore Brandon Walsh and scored on a single through the right side by senior Nick Sanford.
In addition to Walsh and Sanford, senior Dylan Begin, senior Kellen Pagel and freshman Dylan Morris each had a base hit in game two as the Minutemen finished the contest with five.
Freshman Ryan Moloney started game two suffered the loss (0-2) for UMass. He let up nine runs on 11 hits in 4.1 innings of work, striking out three. Mike Shawaryn earned the win (3-0) for the Terps. He pitched five scoreless innings and allowed three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.
The teams will close out the weekend series tomorrow, Mar. 2, with game three slated for a 1 p.m. start.