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Baseball Opens a Busy Weekend for Terrapin Sports With a Win Over Wake

The Maryland Terrapins kicked off a three game weekend series with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Friday night at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. After dropping back to back one run games to Florida State, the Terps got back on the winning track with a 10-7 defeat of James Madison on Tuesday night. The Terrapins continued that momentum with a 5 - 4 win. Maryland jumped ahead in the bottom of the first scoring in typical Terp fashion. Lamonte Wade, Jr. rapped a one out double to right center, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Kyle Convissar’s ground out. The Terps added to their lead with a single run in the third. Charlie White led off the inning with a bunt single. He stole second and scored on K.J. Hockaday’s two out triple into the right field corner.

The Deacons tried to scratch back in the top of the fourth but Maryland starter Jimmy Reed pitched out of a bases loaded and one out jam getting a pop out to right and a strikeout to preserve the two run lead. Blake Schmit led of the bottom of the fourth by reaching a two base error. Taking advantage of Wake’s miscue, the Terps immediately put another run on the board when Anthony Papio singled to left knocking in Schmit. Sensing the need to put some distance between themselves and the visitors from Winston-Salem, Papio moved up to second on a ground out and scored on Jose Cuas’s double to right. Cuas reached third on White’s single to shallow center and scored on Wade’s ground out to second. The three run outburst gave Maryland a 5-0 lead after four.

Reed gave Maryland six strong innings – facing only the bases loaded threat in the fourth - yielding six hits and no runs before giving way to Bobby Ruse who came on to start the seventh. Wake Forest did get two men on in the seventh but Ruse quashed the threat ending the inning by striking out a pinch hitter. After retiring the first two Deacons in the eight, Ruse got himself in a jam again giving up a two out double and two walks to load the bases. Ben Brewster came on in relief of Ruse and hit the only batter he faced. Coach Szefc quickly called on Kevin Mooney to see if he could get the Terps out of the inning. Mooney walked the first batter he faced and the night grew colder, the inning longer and the Terrapin lead narrower. An error on a ground ball by third baseman K.J. Hockaday allowed two unearned runs and what had been a comfortable five run lead was trimmed to one. The lead became more precarious as the visitors executed a double steal but Mooney was able to induce the final out on a grounder to short. He then retired the side in order as the Terps held on for the win moving to 3-4 in the ACC and 14-7 overall. Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1:30.

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In a quick note for Duck, Terps wrestlers Jimmy Sheptock (184lbs) and Josh Asper (174lbs) each won both their matches on Thursday at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines. Both lost their early matches on Friday but each still has a chance to earn All-American status with victories in the consolation rounds. Sheptock did win at least once in the consolation round but timely wrestling results are really tough (for me) to find.

Todd Carton (AKA FHFAN)

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