Tuesday, May 6, 2014

College Baseball: Terps Get Well Against Irish

Maryland's Anthony Papio homered in a 3-2 win on Sunday (photo / T. Flynn)
by Boxer Journal May 6, 2014
College Park, MD - The University of Maryland Terrapins baseball team got what it needed after losing four straight games: a series against a struggling ACC club.

Notre Dame, the newest member of the league, dropped three straight to the Terps (28-19) at College Park's Shipley Field over the weekend.

The Irish (17-30), were held scoreless on Friday in a 2-0 loss as Jake Stinnett (5-6) fanned 13 in a dominating complete game victory.

From there things improved only slightly for Notre Dame as they scored a total of four runs in 6-2 and 3-2 losses on the the weekend. On Saturday, Mike Shawaryn (8-3) solidified his spot as the Terps' rising ace with the victory. The Park School's Ben Brewster was flawless in relief, allowing no hits and striking out two in 2.1 innings of work for his second save of the year.

Notre Dame's offense managed just four runs in three games (photo / T. Flynn)
On Sunday, the Terps' Bobby Ruse (5-2), notched the win in relief for Maryland. Rightfielder Anthony Papio sailed a Notre Dame pitch over the fence he's typically defending to start the scoring for Maryland. It was his second home run of the season.

Maryland's Charlie White strides into a pitch on Sunday (photo / T. Flynn)

Maryland heads into their final ACC weekend on Friday at Pittsburgh (21-24), but not before facing Towson (20-22) and VCU (32-12) during the week. Both games are critical to the Terps' chances of obtaining an at-large invite to the NCAA tournament. In conference, they are presently the #9 seed in the ACC tournament in a 10-team field.

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