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Maryland baseball: No. 16 Terps whip Tigers 15-0

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Finally getting to play at Shipley Field, the Terrapins scored early and often. Anthony Papio collected four his, including a homer, and Jose Cuas drove in three runs. Mike Shawaryn, Jack Piekos, and Andrew Green combined on a six-hit shutout.

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Terps have trademark B1G inning, scoring five times

Mike Shawaryn rebounded nicely from his last start, mowing down Tiger hitters. Through three innings, he had allowed on a seeing-eye single and a walk, while striking out six. Chad Powers was also effective, retiring all six Terrapin batters. That would end in the bottom of the third. Anthony Papio started things out with a towering home run to center field. After Kevin Biondic grounded out, Kengo Kawahara laid down a perfect bunt near the third base line. Brandon Lowe drew Powers' first walk. With a runner now in scoring position, Kevin Smith had an RBI single to make the score 2-0 Maryland. Kevin Martir singled to the opposite field, loading the bases. Cuas then cleared the bases with a double in the left field corner.

Zack Bielski led off the Princeton fourth with a sharp single and Nick Hernandez followed with an infield hit. However, Shawaryn got the next three hitters via a pop-up and two strikeouts.

In the bottom of the fourth, Papio walked and stole second. Biondic singled, putting runners on the corner with no outs. One out later, Lowe hit a deep fly for an RBI. The Terps now led 6-0.

Terps bust it open in the fifth inning

For some reason, Princeton elected to keep Powers on the mound. That was a mistake, as the Terps put a four-spot on the board. Martir, Cuas, and Nick Cieri had singles. Papio doubled, and although Biondic fanned, he made it to first as the ball eluded the catcher. Kawahara drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 9-0. A wild pitch allowed Papio to come home with the Terps' 10th run.

The Terps were not done scoring. In the sixth inning Cuas and Lewis walked. One out later Papio and Biondic had back-to back singles to make the score 12-0.

Princeton managed to get two runners on base in the top of the seventh. With two outs Billy Arendt hit a liner that Kawahara made a nice diving catch on to keep the Tigers scoreless. That would be Shawaryn's last inning. His line: 7 ip, 0 r, 6 h, 2bb, and 11 so.

Four Terrapins make their debut a successful one

Lowe led off the bottom of the seventh with a double down the right field line. He went to third on a ground out by Pat Hisle. On John Mazza's first collegiate swing, he hit a fly out that scored Lowe. The Terps led 13-0.

Jack Piekos made his Terrapin debut in the eighth, and he retired the side in order. With one out in the bottom of the eight Zach Jancarski drew a walk in his first Terrapin at bat. Papio singled (his fourth hit of the day), and Jancarski came home on a sac fly by Biodic. Kawahara sliced an opposite field double to make it 15-0 Maryland.

Andrew Green was on the mound in the ninth, his first Terrapin inning. He threw a 1-2-3 inning, striking out two hitters.

Shawaryn got the win to go 4-0, and overall the Terps are 10-4.