The Terps have traveled thousands of miles during the first four weeks of the 2015 season. Finally they get to play some games at Shipley Field, as Princeton comes into town for a three-game set. The No. 16 Terps are 9-4 and riding a two-game win streak, while the Tigers stand at 1-6 overall.
This weekend will give the Terps' pitching staff a chance to make some corrections. While Princeton is hitting .290, they aren't at the same level as UNC-Wilmington or App State. Players to watch include RF/DH Peter Owens (.478 avg.) and second baseman Danny Hoy (.357 avg, 3hr). Last week Hoy was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week. On the bump, the Tigers have a collective era of 7.96, and opposing teams have a .342 batting average against them.
Kevin Mooney will have to wait until next week to break the Maryland career record for saves. Mooney is currently tied at 23 with former Terrapin and now MLB All-Star Brett Cecil.
Kevin Mooney is not active this weekend
LaMonte Wade and Andrew Bechtold will not be available this weekend
Game times and starting pitchers (updated as information becomes available):
Friday 3:00 p.m. Princeton's RHP Chad Powers (0-2, 4.00 era) vs. Maryland's Mike Shawaryn (3-0, 3.65 era)
Saturday 7:00 p.m. (NOTE: This game will be played at Harford C.C.) Princeton's LHP Keelan Smithers (1-1, 7.71 era) vs. Maryland Willie Rios (0-0, 4.26 era)
Sunday 2:00 p.m. Princeton TBA vs. Maryland's Bobby Ruse (3-0, 4.15 era)
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