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Maryland baseball: No. 20 Terps take two from Purdue: 12-3, 7-3

Mike Shawaryn stymied the Boilermakers in Game 1 to notch his 10th win, and surpass John Rayne as Maryland's all-time wins leader. Galligan pitched a strong game in the nightcap. Overall, Martir homered and knocked in five runs, Smith homered and knocked in three, and Cuas had four rbi.

With the victory tonight, Shawaryn became Maryland's all-time leader in wins
With the victory tonight, Shawaryn became Maryland's all-time leader in wins

Schedule change: Due to forecasts of impending storms Saturday, that game was moved to Friday as the second game of a twin bill. The final game of the series will stay on Sunday at noon.

Game 1

The first game's pitching match-up featured NCBWA Pitcher of the Week Mike Shawaryn (9-0, 1.67 era) vs. RHP Brett Haan (1-7, 6.61 era).

Terps waste no time jumping on Purdue

LaMonte Wade took a lead-off walk.  One out later Kevin Martir turned on a high fastball and lined it over the left field fence to put the Terps up 2-0. In the third, Kevin Smith homered to make it 3-0 Terps. In three innings the Terps had scored more runs than in the last three games combined.

Brett Carlson singled to start the bottom of the third, but was stranded there. That was the only Purdue batter to reach base in the first three innings;  Shawaryn  had already struck out five.

The Terps scored a run after two were out in the fourth. Jose Cuas blooped a single to right, then went to second on a wild pitch. Tim Lewis sliced a single to left that put the Terps up by four runs.

Terps' bats break the game open with a four-run fifth inning

The scoring continued for the Terps in the next inning. Wade lined a double, and was brought home on a Smith single. Brandon Lowe chopped a single through the middle. The sixth Terrapin run came home when Martir singled to left. That finished Haan, as LHP Tim McElroy came in to pitch for Purdue. After Anthony Papio walked to load the bases, Cuas singled in two runs. That pushed the lead up to 8-0.

Martir hit a double to lead off the seventh. It was Maryland's tenth hit so far. Papio grounded sharply through right side to plate the Terps' ninth run. In the next inning Pat Hisle and Brandon Lowe hit consecutive doubles to make the score 10-0.

Shawaryn in Maryland's record books

Shawaryn stayed in command throughout. His final line was 7ip, 4h, 0r, 0bb, 10so. It ran his consecutive scoreless innings up to 21.

The bottom of the eighth was painful as Terrapin relievers had trouble finding the plate. Jack Piekos took the mound for the Terrapins in the bottom of the eighth. After one out, the bases were loaded on two walks and an infield hit. A run came home on a force out. After a walk, Piekos was relieved by Bobby Ruse. He walked the next two batters, and Purdue cut the lead to 10-3. After Ruse went to 1-0 on the next batter, Ryan Selmer came in to pitch with the bases loaded. He got Carlson to fly out to right for the third out.

Purdue returned the favor in the top of the ninth. Papio and Jancarski walked, then both were brought home on a double by Willie Rios.

Brian Shaffer closed things out with a 1-2-3 inning.

Mike Shawaryn is now 10-0 on the year. With the victory, he became Maryland's all-time career wins leader with 21. He broke the previous record of 20 held by John Rayne. Overall, Maryland is now 28-13 overall, 9-4 in the B1G.

The Terps' 14 hits was hopefully a sign that the bats were heating up.

Game 2

The second game's pitching match-up paired Robert Galligan (1-2, 1.27 era) vs. RHP Matt Frawley (1-7, 4.91 era). It was Galligan's first career start.

Both teams score two runs in the first inning

The Terps scored twice in the first but there could have been more. Wade, Smith, and Lowe walked. Martir singled in two runs to put the Terps on top 2-0. After Papio sacrificed Martir and Lowe into scoring position, both Cuas and Lewis struck out.

The Boilermakers tied it up in the first. Cody Strong singled and Kyle Johnson cracked his third home run of the season. However, Galligan settled down and struck out the final batter as well as the side in the second inning.

Terps go back on top via Cuas' triple

Lowe hit a chopper that the first baseman tried to short hop, and fumbled the ball. Martir grounded out with Lowe going to second. Papio walked to put two Terps aboard. Cuas brought both home when he laced a triple into right-center field. Lewis was HBP. With Kawahara up and taking a pitch, the catcher tried to pick Cuas off with a snap throw to third.  Cuas took off for home and Brandon Krieg's throw hit him in the back. That made the score 5-2 Maryland.

Galligan was working quickly, mowing down Boilermakers. After a 1-2-3 fourth, he had retired 10 straight batters. Jack Pichiotti ended that with a single leading off the bottom of the fifth. With the rain coming down harder, it was imperative that Galligan finish out the inning. After two outs, Harry Shipley flared a single to left. Pichiotti and Shipley advanced on a wild pitch. But Cody Strong lined out to center to end the inning. Galligan would go eventually go seven innings, allowing just the two first inning runs, five hits, no walks, and striking out 10.

Terps add runs in eighth and ninth

With two outs in the top of the eighth, the Terps added another run. Rios walked, Wade singled to left, and then Smith scorched a double down the third base line; the Terps led 6-2.

Alex Robinson came in to pitch in the bottom of the eighth. With two outs Johnson walked, went to second on a balk, then came home on a single by Wood.

In the top of the ninth, the Terps put runners on the corners with no outs via singles by Martir and Papio. After Cuas popped out, Martir came home on a safety squeeze by Lewis. The Terps led 7-3.

Kevin Mooney pitched the ninth and set down Purdue in order.

Robert Galligan squared his record at 2-2. The Terps moved to 29-13 overall, 10-4 in B1G play.