Terps Overwhelm Tribe, 6-0

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April 19, 2017 || Plumieri Field || 6 p.m.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Junior Zach Jancarski and sophomore AJ Lee both recorded four-hit games in the Maryland baseball team’s 6-0 win over William & Mary Wednesday night.

The Terrapins (25-11, 9-3 Big Ten) racked up 16 hits and saw five pitchers combine to toss a shutout. Jancarski added four RBIs to his four hits while Lee also scored twice. Junior right-hander Jamal Wade picked up the first win of his Maryland career after two innings of scoreless relief.

Maryland got on the board first in the second. Junior Kevin Smith was plunked to being the inning before moving to second on Lee’s two-out single. Jancarski then delivered a single up the middle to bring home Smith.

Junior right-hander Ryan Hill started for the Terps and allowed just one baserunner in his three innings of work while also notching three strikeouts. The Terps added another run in the fourth when Jancarski drove in Lee with a single after the sophomore had doubled with two outs.

Another Jancarski knock plated a run in the sixth. This time Madison Nickens came around to score before Nick Cieri was thrown out at home to end the inning.

Lee and Jancarski were at the center of things again in the eighth. Back-to-back singles from the pair set up Brandon Gum, whose infield single was enough to bring Lee around from second after some heads up base running from the sophomore.

The Terps plated two more in the ninth. Will Watson was hit by a pitch before Smith reached on an error. Nickens then laid down a bunt single that allowed Watson to score after an error by the pitcher on the throw to first. After Cieri moved both runners with a sac bunt, Lee loaded the bases on a swinging bunt single.

Jancarski then came through with a sac fly to give Maryland its sixth run of the ballgame.

Maryland’s pitchers gave up just four hits in the game. Wade worked a scoreless fourth and fifth before turning the game over to Jared Price, who worked one and two thirds.

Sophomore Andrew Miller took the ball from Price in the seventh and got the final out before working a scoreless eighth. Redshirt junior Ryan Selmer made quick work of the Tribe in the ninth to finish off the contest.

After never before recording four hits in a game, Lee has done it in his last two games. Jancarski now has three four hit games this season and set a new career high with his four RBIs. Sophomore Nick Dunn finished with three hits on the day.

Maryland returns to action for a three-game set with Michigan State at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium this weekend. First pitch for Friday’s contest is set for 6:30 p.m. The action can be seen live on BTN Plus and heard on the Maryland Baseball Network.