Excellent Pitching Gives Maryland Doubleheader Sweep

Eric Potter. Image from umterps.com.

Fantastic performances by David Carroll and Eric Potter led Maryland to a come from behind series victory over Canisius, as they swept Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader. The Terps won by scores of 6-2 and 9-1.

Carroll (3-0, 1.33) was dominant for the Terps yet again in the first game of the double-header, allowing two runs in seven innings on six hits and three walks, striking out four batters en route to his third win of the year. The junior from Las Vegas allowed both of his runs in the seventh after pitching six scoreless to start out the game.

The Terps took an early lead in the first game in the second inning. Charlie White led off with a double, and stole third after Tim Kiene struck out. Jack Cleary doubled down the right field line, scoring White, and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Alfredo Rodriguez struck out swinging, but a double to the left-center gap by Korey Wacker scored Cleary and gave the Terps a 2-0 lead.

An RBI double by Jake Stinnett and a run-scoring single from Cleary in the fifth gave Maryland a 4-0 lead, and the Terps piled on in the sixth with two more runs from a Gary Schneider fielder’s choice and a Stinnett single.

After Carroll gave up his first two runs of the day in the seventh, Charlie Haslup (yet to allow a baserunner this year) came in to pitch to close it out. Haslup retired all six batters he faced, giving the Terps the win and sending it to the second game.

In the second game, it was Eric Potter (2-0) who dominated on the mound. The senior southpaw pitched seven innings, allowing only one run on one hit while striking out six en route to his second win. Brady Kirkpatrick pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out five to end the game.

The Terps used two breakout innings on their way to a 9-1 victory in the rubber match of the series. Tomo Delp led off the fourth with a single, and Ryan Holland drove him in with a double. Brandon Padula hit a single, scoring Holland, and Padula eventually scored on a Matt Marquis fielder’s choice. Jake Stinnett scored on a Jack Cleary bunt with runners on first and third, and the Terps were out to a 4-0 lead.

Charlie White scored on a Marquis double in the eighth, and then the Terps went on a two-out rally. A-Rod walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Korey Wacker walked to load the bases, and an error by the third baseman scored Marquis. Holland walked with the bases loaded, and Padula drove in two with a double to make the score 9-1.

Maryland’s next game is this Tuesday at home against Delaware, scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

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