Tuesday, April 29, 2014

College Baseball: Terps in Playoff Picture, Navy Grabs Spot

The Terps saw better weather, and results, in this early season game vs. Bryant (photo / T. Flynn)

by Boxer Journal Apr. 29, 2014
College Park, MD - After their pitchers struggled in the cold air of Chestnut Hill against Boston College (19-27) this past weekend, the Maryland Terrapins hardly received a warmer welcome back home.

On a windy, rain-plagued Tuesday at Shipley Field, the Terps (25-19) fell to James Madison, 6-3, to continue what is now a four-game slide. Zach Morris (2-1) took the loss for Maryland on the hill. The JMU Dukes improved to 15-26 overall, and clearly were working in pitchers as they sent eight hurlers to the mound to complete nine innings of work.

Maryland still holds to the 10th and final ACC Tournament playoff spot, but will need to play well against Notre Dame (17-26) and Pittsburgh (19-23) in their final two ACC series to keep a tourney bid.
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Annapolis, MD - The Navy Midshipmen are scheduled to host the Atlantic 10's George Mason (24-16) on Wednesday, weather permitting.

Navy locked up a Patriot League playoff spot this weekend, although not in a manner they would have hoped.

In facing arch rival Army in a four game series, the Mids won the opener, 4-0, to briefly gain the .500 mark. Ace Anthony Parenti (8-2), struck out seven in a seven-inning complete game victory.

From there things dimmed considerably for Navy (23-26) as they dropped the next three to the Black Knights (32-13).