May 7, 1998
College Park, Md. - Maryland scored 10 runs in the first five innings of tonight's game and went on to defeat the Towson Tigers 11-5 at Shipley Field. The win improves Maryland's overall record to 25-27-1, while Towson falls to 21-24-1.
Offensively, the Terps banged out 11 hits and scored six unearned runs on five Towson errors. After scoring a run in the first inning, Maryland sent nine batters to the plate in the second and scored four runs on three hits. Back-to-back singles by Brian Patenaude and Adam Ross, followed by a walk to JR Thomas loaded the bases. Michael D'Archangelo then followed with a fielder's choice and a Larry Long sacrifice fly gave the Terps a 3-0 lead. The other two runs in the inning scored on a throwing error by Towson's third baseman Ryan Avila.
Towson responded with four runs in the top of the third off Maryland starter Tom Curtiss. Towson sent 10 batters to the plate as Mike Dubansky led off with a double and scored on a double by Jason Rummel. Curtiss then walked Liam Healy and a single by Dusty Reynolds loaded the bases. Nick Agoglia then walked to force home a run and Avila singled to score Towson's third run. Reynolds then scored on a wild pitch, making the score 5-4.
Maryland put the game out of reach in the bottom of the third as the Terps tacked on two more runs with a Thomas RBI triple and a D'Archangelo RBI double.
On the night, Casey Trout, Scott Bronowicz and Patenaude all recorded two hits for the Terps, while Long and D'Archangelo each registered two RBI.
Tom Curtiss earned his third win of the season and Dom Borro suffered his second loss on the year.
Towson 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 5 Maryland 1 4 2 1 2 0 0 1 X 11 11 2
WP: Curtiss (3-1) LP: Borro (3-2) 2B: Towson - Rummel (13), Healy (15), Dubansky (7) Maryland - Bronowicz (18), Patenaude (7), Trout (21), D'Archangelo(4) 3B: Maryland - Thomas (1)