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Maryland baseball: Terps beat Rutgers, 6-0, to avoid sweep

Maryland wins its last home game of the season.

Sung Min Kim/Testudo Times

After losing the first two games of its series to Rutgers, Maryland baseball salvaged a win on senior day against the Scarlet Knights, taking a 6-0 victory Sunday. Brian Shaffer pitched eight strong innings for the Terps, shutting Rutgers down and only allowing three hits. He was the stopper Maryland desperately needed.

Maryland failed to score until the sixth inning, as Serafino Brito held the Terps fairly in check until then. He was on the hook for all three runs allowed in the inning, as he hit Kevin Biondic with the bases loaded to let in a run. Kyle Driscoll  relieved him after that and allowed two inherited runners to score. The Terps would go on to score twice in the seventh inning and once in the eighth.

The Terps had more walks (10) than hits (8) on the day, and as a great offensive performance complimented Shaffer's career-high eight strikeouts. Hunter Parsons came in to get the first two outs of the ninth inning before Maryland coach John Szefc went to senior Rob Galligan, who retired the final batter.

The Terps play Michigan State in their last series of the season, a Thursday-Friday-Saturday affair.