MARYLAND TOPS MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE, 14-1
April 16, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) took on in-state rival and system school the University of Maryland in an evening game under the lights at Shipley Field. The Terrapins got the best of the Hawks in the contest, topping them 14-1 and pounding out 14 hits. UMES, in comparison, registered just five hits and picked up their thirtieth loss of the year, falling to 5-30 while Maryland improved to 22-17, running their non-conference win streak to 13.
The Hawks got their lone run in the ninth inning when Michael Guy hit a two out triple down the right field line. Jorge Pichardo then hit an infield single to short, plating Guy for the lone RBI of the game.
Daniel Sterling took the loss for UMES, falling to 0-6 and allowing 10 runs, six earned, in three inning of work. The Hawks used three other pitchers in the contest with Matt Witte and Carl Huber each surrendering a pair. Elliott Arrington worked a scoreless last inning for the Hawks.
Tim Kearney picked up the win; he worked just three innings, a designated outing that was perfect, with no hits or walks.
For Maryland, sophomore AJ Casario went 3-for-5 and drove in a season-high six runs. Casario plated the first runs of the game, belting a two-run double to left field in the bottom of the second off Sterling. Steve Braun added an RBI single in the frame to give the Terps a 3-0 lead after two innings.
The Terps added five runs in the bottom of the third to pull away. With the bases loaded and no outs, Dan Benick hit a potential double-play ball back to Sterling. Sterling got the force at home, but catcher Ryan Coppi's throw hit Benick in the back on the throw to first, advancing all the runners an extra base and scoring Mike Moss.
Casario followed the throwing error with his second two-run double in as many innings, putting the Terps up 6-0. Maryland scored two more runs on a Joe Palumbo RBI double and a Braun sacrifice fly.
Maryland added two runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings. Casario singled in a run in the sixth and freshman Reid Chenworth, who entered the game in the top of the fourth inning, delivered an RBI single for his first collegiate hit.
The Terps finished their scoring in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI double by Curtis Lazar and an RBI fielder's choice by Casario.
Video footage of the game is available on ACCselect.com.
The Hawks are back in action this weekend in Tallahassee, Fla. playing at Florida A&M in a three-game MEAC series.
Portions of this release appear compliments of Maryland Media Relations.