UMES SHUT OUT BY TERPS 6-0; HAWKS MANAGE JUST THREE HITS IN THE GAME
May 6, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Large portions of this release appear compliments of Maryland Media Relations.
Freshman Eric Potter struck out 12 batters in six innings of work and the Maryland pitching staff combined to fan 18 batters as the Terrapins shut out the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 6-0, Tuesday night at Shipley Field.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) managed just three hits in the game. Remo Orsini, Tyler Love and Ken Richardson would account for those, all singles. Orsini would also swipe a bag in the contest.
Potter struck out the most batters by a Terrapin pitcher since Chris Clem struck out 15 against Buffalo in 2004. The 18 team strikeouts were the most since fanning 17 April 23, 2003 against James Madison.
With the win, the Terps (27-24) broke their five-game losing streak and completed a season sweep of the Hawks (5-45).
After a scoreless top of the first, the Terps' bats gave Potter some early run support with a three-run inning.
After a botched double play that could have ended the inning without any runs scoring, Will Greenberg drove in a run with an RBI single to left field and catcher Chad Durakis delivered a two-run double down the left field line. It was Durakis' 16th double of the season, a team high.
Buoyed by the early run support, Potter attacked the strike zone and at one time fanned five straight hitters.
Maryland added single runs in the third, fifth and six innings.
Designated hitter Jensen Pupa had an RBI double in the third, third baseman Mike Murphy added an RBI single in the fifth and right fielder AJ Casario hit a solo home run in the sixth, his seventh of the year.
Potter got the win, improving to 2-0 this season. Potter allowed no runs on two hits with 12 strikeouts and three walks in six innings.
Matt Witte took the loss for UMES, falling to 1-7. Witte allowed six runs, five earned, on 11 hits in seven innings.
Freshman Blair Delean struck out three batters in two innings of relief, allowing only one hit.
Freshman Brett Harman pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out all three batters he faced.
Pupa, Murphy and Casario each had three hits in the game.
Video of the game is available online at ACCSelect.com.