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Maryland baseball: Terps pound out 19 hits, pummel Ohio State 13-4

With every Terrapin starter registering at least one hit, Maryland banged out a season-high 19. Kevin Smith had two hits, including his seventh homer. Tim Lewis and Jamal Wade each had three hits, and Mike Shawaryn tied his own season wins record with victory #11.

Buckeyes jump out to a 2-1 lead

Leading off, LaMonte Wade drove a ball off the left-center field wall for a double. He went to third when Kevin Smith hit a fly out to deep center. Wade then scored on a shallow single by Brandon Lowe.

Ohio State answered in the bottom of the inning. Troy Montgomery singled up the middle. The next batter, Troy Kuhn looped a fly ball that somehow fell between Kevin Smith and Kengo Kawahara. Both runners advanced on a double steal. After Pat Porter struck out. Ronnie Dawson hit a sharp grounder that Jose Cuas fielded, checked the runners, but then threw high to first. The bases were loaded, and Nick Segakis tied the score with a fly ball to center.

Tre' Gantt tripled to start the bottom of the second.  He came home when Craig Nenning lined a ball that Lewis was able to run down, giving the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead.

Smith doubles, and later homers to help Terps build a 5-2 lead

Kevin Smith ripped a double down the left field line. Lowe tied the score by sending a double in the left-center field gap. A passed ball sent Lowe to third base. After Kevin Martir popped out, Cuas walked. Lowe came home when Anthony Papio laid down a nice safety squeeze bunt. Jamal Wade singled to left to make it 4-2 in Maryland's favor. In the next inning, Kevin Smith blasted a two-out home run to put the Terps up by three runs. It was Smith's seventh home run this season.

Terps hit four consecutive singles to go up 8-2

With two outs in the Maryland half of the fifth inning, Papio and Jamal Wade produced back-to-back singles. Lewis singled up the middle to score Papio; on the throw home Lewis took second. Kawahara hit a ball through the left side for two more Terrapin runs: Maryland led 8-2. That sent Tully to the showers, and brought in LHP John Havird.

After a shaky first two innings, Shawaryn settled into a groove and held the Buckeyes scoreless for the next five innings. His final line: 7 ip, 6 h, 2 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 8 so.

Terps set season high for most hits in a game

In the eighth inning, Martir walked, and then scored on a triple by Cuas. With the triple, every Terrapin batter in the starting line-up had at least one hit. Anthony Papio drew the sixth walk of the game for the Terps. That brought in RHP Shea Murray. The Terps went up 10-2 on Lewis' third single of the game. But Maryland wasn't done. Kawahara doubled to make it 11-2. LaMonte Wade plated two more runs with a single up the middle. By the time the dust settled, Maryland led 13-2 and had 18 hits, a season high. They added one more in the ninth.

Bobby Ruse was on the bump for Maryland in the bottom of the eighth. Things didn't go exactly well, as OSU scored two runs on four singles. Mike Rescigno pitched the ninth and set down the side in order.

Mike Shawaryn got the win to go to 11-1. That ties the Terrapin mark for most victories in a season that Shawaryn set last year. With the win tonight, Maryland is now 34-16 overall, 12-7 in the B1G.