May 17, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior righthander Jake Stinnett tossed 7-2/3 innings of one-run baseball and held Boston College hitless for 4-1/3 innings to lead Maryland to a 4-1 victory over the Eagles Friday night at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.
It is Stinnett's fifth straight quality start and the second time in his last three starts that he has not surrendered an earned run. Over the five game span, Stinnett has a team-best 1.41 ERA and has held his opponents to a .188 batting average.
The native of Vista, Calif., was on from the start of the game. Stinnett struck out the first two BC hitters swinging and sat down three of the first hitters on strikes. The junior took a no-hitter into fifth before a one-out single up the middle broke it up.
The Terps (29-25, 10-19 ACC) got on the scoreboard in the fourth. Maryland strung together three straight hits capped by an Anthony Papio double down the right-field line to score Kyle Convissar from second. Blake Schmit put the Terps up 2-0 on the next pitch with a perfectly executed squeeze play scoring Kevin Martir.
In the fifth, Jordan Hagel doubled off the wall in left field to score Jose Cuas from first extending the Maryland lead to three. For Hagel, it marked his team-best 15th double of the season. The Terps added one more run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Charlie White.
The Eagles (12-39, 4-24 ACC) got their lone run in the top of the sixth. A throwing error by Stinnett moved BC runners to second and third. Matt Pare grounded out to second to bring home the run.
Kevin Mooney picked up his ninth save of the season, the second highest single-season total in school history, and the third-highest total in the ACC. Stinnett improved to 6-5, while Boston College starter Eric Stevens fell to 0-12.
Papio led the Terps with three hits, all of which were singles. Cuas and Hagel each finished 2-for-4 in the win.
Maryland and Boston College will play a rubber game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium. Tomorrow's game will serve as Senior Day for the Terrapins. Jack Cleary, Hagel and Jimmy Reed will be honored prior to first pitch.