Today's game pitted Iowa's RHP Tyler Peyton (4-2, 2.17 era) vs. the Terrapins' Mike Shawaryn (7-0, 2.00 era).
Bottom of line-up puts the Terps on top
Eric Toole led off the game by driving a ball just past the grasp of Kengo Kawahara for a double. Shawaryn struck out the next two batters and got Daniel Moriel to ground out to third.
The Terps got on the board with two outs in the second inning. Jamal Wade was HBP and Justin Morris singled. Kengo Kawahara doubled to bring both runners home.
Iowa scratched out a run in the third. Nick Roscietti singled. Nick Day grounded to second, and just beat out being doubled up. That was costly, as Day came around to score on a double by Toole.
Both pitchers dealing
Day opened the fifth with a single to left. It was the fourth time in five innings that the Hawkeyes got the leadoff batter on base. One out later, Jake Mangler sliced a single to right field. Shawaryn struck out Peyton, and got Moriel to ground out to short. The Hawkeyes had six hits through five, however only one run to show for it. Meanwhile, the Terps were held to just two hits, but had the slim lead.
Wade's double, Hawkeyes' control problems make the score 5-1
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jose Cuas laced a single just past the second baseman's out-stretched glove. He went to second on a force out. Peyton walked Tim Lewis, and the Terps had runners on first and second with one out. Wade jumped on the first pitch and doubled down the left field line to put the Terps up by two runs. LHP Ryan Erickson came in for Peyton. Iowa brought the infield in, and Morris' hard grounder was right at the third baseman, so Cuas had to hold up. Kawahara drew a walk to load up the bases, as did Brandon Lowe (his third of the game) to push the Terps' lead to 4-1. RHP Brandon Shulista came in and walked Kevin Smith to give the Terps a four-run lead.
Shawaryn was still on the mound to start the eighth, even though his pitch count stood at 105. After one out, Peyton walked. Moriel hit one back to the mound, but Shawaryn's throw to second was off target. Iowa had runners on first and second with one out. Booker hit into a force out at second. However, Shawaryn struck out Taylor Kaufman to end the inning. Shawaryn's line: 8ip, 6h, 1r, 2bb, 9so.
Iowa relievers let game get out of hand
In the bottom of the eighth, the floodgates were opened. Morris led off with a double, Morris was HBP, and Kawahara laced an RBI single. Lowe's fourth walk today filled the bases. A wild pitch made it 7-1. Two outs later Cuas slammed a three-run homer to make the score 10-1.
Ryan Selmer came in and pitched a scoreless ninth.
Mike Shawaryn kept his perfect record intact, moving to 8-0 in 2015. Maryland is now 24-8, 8-2 in the B1G.