Parsons Hurls Seven Innings in Loss to No. 18 ECU

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Junior pitcher Hunter Parsons allowed one earned run and struck out three over seven innnings of work, but the Maryland baseball team (9-10, 0-0 B1G) dropped its finale against No. 18 ECU, 4-0, on Sunday. 

It was the third-consecutive start where the Fruitland, Maryland, native pitched at least seven innings, tossing seven innings against Ball State and then pitching a complete game against Bryant before today's seven-inning performance. 

Junior second baseman Nick Dunn led the way for Maryland offensively, collecting a pair of hits in four plate appearances. 

ECU jumped out to the early lead, taking a 1-0 lead over the Terrapins in the first inning. Parsons then took control for four innings, keeping the Pirates off the board and at one point retiring 11 consecutive ECU hitters. He had allowed just two hits through the game's first five frames. 

Parsons was assisted by strong defensive plays from outfielders Marty Costes and Will Watson, who each made diving plays to prevent the Pirates from putting additional runs on the board. 

The Pirates then added a one run in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to pull away from the Terrapins, who tallied six hits in the game compared to ECU's seven. 

Maryland's road trip will continue on Tuesday when the Terps take on North Carolina in Chapel Hill. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.