The Maryland baseball team has had about as bleak a start to the season as a group can have.
Over the weekend, LSU outscored the Terrapins 29-6 en route to three consecutive wins. Maryland lost by deficits by 6-1 on Friday, 14-0 on Saturday, and 9-5 on Sunday.
Sunday’s game offered Maryland their best chance to come out of Baton Rouge with a victory.
The Terps got to right-handed Tigers starter Eric Walker in the first inning. Maryland tallied three runs on Walker by way of the long ball.
Center fielder Zach Jancarski lead off the game with a solo home run. With right fielder Marty Costes on base after a single, freshman designated hitter Will Watson laced a two-home run home run to left center field to give Maryland an early 3-0 lead.
Despite a 3-0 lead, freshman starter Tyler Blohm didn’t have a stellar outing. Blohm surrendered two runs in the second inning on RBI doubles from designated hitter Rankin Woley and third baseman Josh Smith.
Then things got even worse in the third inning.
LSU added five runs in the frame, including three of the unearned variety. The Tigers took a 7-3 lead and it proved to be too much for the Terps to come back from.
The Tigers also added a pair of runs in the fourth inning on a two-run home run from right fielder Greg Deichmann.
Maryland did strike back in the seventh inning with a pair of runs to keep in relatively close. Kevin Biondic scored on an RBI single from Costes, who later was plated courtesy of another RBI single from Madison Nickens.
Costes ended up going three-for-five on the afternoon. Through six games, Costes is hitting .381 with two RBIs while also having a double and a triple to his credit.
Maryland baseball has a 4:00 p.m. matinee with James Madison in College Park on Wednesday before a weekend set in the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, NC. Notre Dame, North Carolina State, and Dayton will be on the slate next weekend for the Terps.