The Maryland Terrapins baseball team couldn’t keep winning forever. Heading into the second bout with Virginia in their three-game series, Maryland was riding a 4-game winning streak. That was broken today 7-3, as the Cavaliers put a shellacking on the Terrapins pitching all game long.
Terps freshman pitcher Mike Shawaryn didn’t have his typically steady stuff going, as he gave up 12 hits over six innings of work and five runs. Shawaryn was yanked in the seventh after loading up the bases with the Terps down only 2-1. Unfortunately Maryland reliever Taylor Stiles was unable to stem the bleeding, as three runners made it home before the inning ended.
Virginia got a great pitching effort out of its starter Brandon Waddell. Waddell went 5 2/3 innings against the Terps, only giving up one run on seven hits. Despite getting into a few jams, Waddell got some help from numerous Maryland baserunning errors whenever the Terps threatened. Ultimately, the Virginia hot bats and the poor Terpa base running were deciding factors.
The Terps attempted to rally in the ninth inning, though. Catcher Kevin Martir singled in a run with two on, but Charlie White grounded into a double play deapite driving in another run. After that, it was just about over.
The loss forced a decisive game three that will ultimately decide who advances. As it stands, first pitch is tentatively at 4 PM on Monday, though that’s subject to change. We’ll let you know who’s on the mound as soon as we get info.