Maryland takes second game of doubleheader
What do you do for an encore after Jake Stinnett registers the Terps' first no-hitter in six years?
How about striking out the side? That's how freshman Mike Shawaryn started out. Unfortunately, UMass' Ryan Moloney looked sharp too, striking out two Terps in the first.
In the second the Minutemen got their first hit of the afternoon. Dylan begin laced a solid single to left, but got gunned down by Cieri trying to steal second base. Good thing, as Kellen Pagel knocked a double down the right field line. However, Shawaryn induced Brandon Walsh to pop out to Schmit. But the Terps' bats couldn't bust through. Moloney was also cruising, and there were no runs on the board after three.
Shawaryn sent the side order in the fourth for his tenth consecutive scoreless inning over two games.
Lamont Wade opened the Terps' fourth with a single to left. Papio hit a sharp single to right and the Terps had men on the corner with no outs. Rescigno hit a liner that UMass' right fielder made a shoe string catch on and threw to first to double up Papio; but Wade scored and the Terps took the lead.
In the Minutemen's fifth inning, Pagel walked. When Walsh tried to sacrificed, Cieri gunned down the runner at second. Walsh stole second, however the next two hitters grounded out and went down swinging, respectively.
Maryland bats around, chasing Moloney
In the Terps half of the inning, Kyle Convissar (great to see him back) roped a single to center, Andrew Amaro had an infield hit to put runners at first and second. White then smoked a shot into the right field corner, scoring Convissar. Lowe continued to smack the ball, hitting a double to left center. That drove in two more and the Terps led 4 - 0. Wade lined a single that plated Lowe. Papio followed that with a single, as did Rescigno: the Terps led 7 - 0. Cieri hit the Terps' seventh consecutive hit and that sent Moloney to the showers. Andrew Grant came in and hit Schmit, loading the bases. Convissar was also HBP, scoring Rescigno. Amaro grounded out but Cieri scored. White was hit by Grant, the third Maryland batter that the UMass pitcher struck in one inning! Lowe flied out to center to end the frame. At the end of five Maryland led 9 - 0.
Terps close things out
In the sixth left hander Taylor Stiles came in for the Terps. Shawaryn's line: five innings, three hits, one walk, seven strike outs, and no runs. His ear to date was now 0.54. The Minutemen went scoreless for their fifteenth straight at bat. They did manage a run in the seventh on a walk and two singles
The Terps struck again in the seventh. Convissar was hit by a pitch, Amaro walked , and Krysthian Leal hit an RBI single to left. Brandon Casas came in to pitch for the Terrapins and retired the Minutemen in order in the eight and ninth.
The Terps outhit the Minutemen 12 to five. Between the hits, walks, and hit batsmen the Terps had 21 players reach base. Shawaryn went to 3 - 0 on the season, showing great poise for a freshman. Maryland improved to 7 - 2 and face the Minutemen tomorrow in the series' finale.