April 10, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va. - Maryland pounded out 16 runs on 17 hits as the Terps defeated George Mason, 16-0, Wednesday at Spuhler Field.
The 16 Terrapin runs is the most by the club this season topping its 15-run performance in game one of a doubleheader against Oakland on Feb. 22, and the most since the Terps (18-15) scored 21 against Duke on April 14 of last season.
Offensively, all nine Terrapin starters recorded a hit and four Terps had multi-hit games including three-hit performances from Kyle Convissar, Anthony Papio and Charlie White. Convissar drove in four runs to increase his team-leading total to 32. Papio added three RBI a day after totaling three against VCU.
In addition to his three hits, White stole two bases and now has 32 stolen bases on the season. He is one shy of tying Larry Long for the most stolen bases in a single season.
On the mound, Jake Stinnett turned in another strong performance. The junior retired the first six batters of the game and held the Patriots (12-21) to four hits over five scoreless innings with four strikeouts to improve to 3-3.
In his last two outings, Stinnett has held his opponents to eight hits and two runs in 12 innings, while striking out 12.
Three Maryland relievers closed the game out. Kevin Mooney surrendered the lone Mason run on a solo home run to begin the bottom of the ninth.
The Terps jumped on Mason starter Michael Bowie in its first at-bat sparked by two stolen bases from White. White led off with an infield single to short and proceeded to steal second and third.
With runners at the corners after LaMonte Wade was hit by a pitch, Convissar doubled to left field scoring both Terrapin runners.
Maryland extended its lead to four in the top of the fourth. With one out, Anthony Papio from second and moving Blake Schmit to third. Jose Cuas laid down a safety squeeze to bring Schmit home.
Papio tacked on two Terrapin runs in the fifth with a single to right field that deflected off the glove of the diving second baseman scoring Wade and Tim Kiene. Wade began the inning with a double to left center. The Terps continued to pour it on the following inning with two more runs to extend their lead to eight. With runners at first and second, Convissar picked up his third RBI of the game with a single through the right side of the infield. On the next at-bat, Kiene hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring Wade home from third.
Maryland blew the game open in the eighth with eight runs on eight hits. After a throwing error on the third baseman allowed Kevin Martir to reach, the Terps recorded five consecutive singles all of which scored at least one run. A sacrifice fly to center by Convissar capped the Terrapin outburst.
The Terps are back home on Friday when they open up a weekend series with Miami at 6:30 p.m.