Maryland baseball senior third baseman Nick Lorusso, junior right-hander Jason Savacool and junior catcher Luke Shliger were named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team, it was announced shortly after the Terps won the title Sunday.
Lorusso — also named tournament MVP — was instrumental in bringing Maryland its first-ever conference tournament championship, managing four hits in as many games. He hit two homers during the Terps’ run — a walk-off blast in the second round against Nebraska and an insurance home run in the championship game against Iowa.
On the mound, Savacool was at the forefront of a pitching staff that was brilliant all tournament long. The Terps allowed just seven runs in four games, with the aforementioned ace recording two wins.
He entered in the 10th inning of the Terps’ second round game against Nebraska, easily securing three outs. That allowed Lorusso to hit the walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame.
Two days later, he pitched a gem in Maryland’s semifinal victory against the Huskers. He struck out six batters across six scoreless innings, surrendering just four hits.
Shliger also had four hits in the tournament, and hit the go-ahead RBI double in the Terps’ opening round win against Michigan State, 3-2.
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