COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Delaware (6-7) at Maryland (9-4)
Tues., March 11 (4 p.m.)
Probable Pitching Matchup
MD - So. LHP Jake Drossner (1-0, 6.35 ERA) vs. UD - Fr. RHP John Geffre (0-1, 4.66 ERA)
- Tuesday's matchup with Delaware is the first of seven midweek home games for the Terps this season.
- Lefty Jake Drossner will be making his second start of the season. Drossner started against James Madison on Feb. 25. The native of Richboro, Pa., went five innings giving up five hits and four runs with three strikeouts in the Terps' 13-6 win.
-This past weekend, the Terps took one of three against second-ranked Florida State defeating the Seminoles 5-1 on Saturday.
- Freshman Mike Shawaryn improved to 4-0 after throwing a career-best 7-1/3 innings holding FSU’s offense to five hits and one earned run, while striking out five. Shawaryn retired eight of the first nine batters he faced and held the Seminoles to three hits through six innings. The Carneys Point, N.J., native retired eight straight FSU batters between the fourth and sixth innings including a four-pitch fifth inning.
- The Terps' pitching staff is holding opponents to an ACC-best .190 batting average and is striking out 8.68 batters per nine innings, the fifth-best mark in the conference.
- Anthony Papio continues to lead the team in hitting. The sophomore is batting .316 with five RBI. Shortstop Blake Schmit leads the team in doubles (6) and is second on the team in RBI (8).
- In Tallahassee, third baseman Jose Cuas and left fielder Kyle Convissar hit their first home runs of the season increasing the team total to four.
SCOUTING THE BLUE HENS
- Delaware arrives in College Park winners of two in a row after taking two of three against Rider over the weekend. The series victory got the Blue Hens back on track after losing two of three against Fordham the week before.
- The Blue Hens are hitting .254 as a team through 13 games this season. Norm Donkin leads the team in RBI (8) and is hitting .367 with six doubles and one home run. Joe Giacchino and Ty Warrington lead the club in runs scored (7) with Giacchino posting a team-best three stolen bases.
-On the mound, Delaware has an earned run average of 3.82 and is holding opposing teams to a .264 average. In 113.0 innings, the Blue Hens have 84 strikeouts to 55 walks and have surrendered 27 extra base hits (22 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs).
- Maryland leads the all-time series 14-10-1.
- Maryland has won three of the last four meetings against Delaware. The Terps and Blue Hens did not meet last season. In 2012, the two squads split two midweek games with each team winning on its home field after the Terps won both contests in 2011.