Maryland baseball: Stinnett throws no-hitter against U Mass

Maryland takes the first game of the double header 4 - 0 behind Stinnett's strong performance: only two walks issued while striking out nine..

Maryland's ace throws no-hitter, striking out  nine while walking only two

Jake Stinnett started off where he left off last outing: three up, three down with the ball not leaving the infield.  The Terps began the game like they've been doing all season: scoring runs. With one out Lowe , Lowe stroked then on a 0 - 2 pitch  to center. After Wade popped up Rescigno continued his hot hitting by smacking a single to right. On the first pitch to Schmit, LeBlanc threw a pitch in the dirt and Rescigno went to second. Schmit brought both Terps home with a single that just fell in right field. The Terps  led 2 - 0 after one.

Stinnett breezed through the second recording two Ks, both on off-speed pitches. Blake Schmit made a couple of great plays, ranging far to his left to rob UMass of hits.  Only a walk marred Stinnett's third inning.

The Terps missed an opportunity to break thins open in the third. Lowe started things off with his second single of the day,  Wade smacked a single to second. Rescigno flew out to deep center with both runners tagging up. Schmit flied out to shallow center and Papio popped out, stranding men on second and third, meanwhile Stinnett had a no-hitter through four: only one ball left the infield.

Stinnett incredibly sharp, Terps open up the game

Stinnett struck out the side in the fifth. Through his last 13 innings Stinnett had allowed only one hit.

Lowe started off the fifth with his third straight single. After stealing second, Lowe went to third on wade's single. Rescigno flew out, but Schmit was plunked by a pitch to load the bases. Papio laced a single off of the first baseman's glove and the Terps led 4 - 0.

In the Minutemen's sixth inning Stinnett worked brilliantly, striking out two and retiring the side. He issued his second walk in the seventh inning and the no-hitter was preserved by a great play by Lowe on a grounder that looked like it would get through. Stinnett retired the Minutemen in order oin the eight, and he was three outs away from Maryland's first no-hitter since 2008 (Scott Swinson against Delaware.). In the ninth, the first hitter lined out to center, the next batter grounded out, and Stinnett finished things out with his ninth K.

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