COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland baseball team (12-12) clinched the series against Stetson (19-5) with a 2-0 win on Sunday behind a dominant outing from junior pitcher Hunter Parsons.
Parsons hurled a complete game two-hit shutout, while striking out a career-best nine batters. The junior only faced three batters over the minimum, allowing singles in the fourth and fifth and a hit by pitch in the seventh. Today marked the second complete game of Parsons' career.
Freshman outfielder Richie Schiekofer led the way offensively for Maryland, legging out two slow rolling infield singles to both sides of second base.
Both teams went without a hit for the first two innings. Senior catcher Justin Morris knocked the first hit of the day for the Terps in the third, just off the outstretched glove of the second baseman.
In the fifth inning, the Terps broke through for a run. Schiekofer cracked his first single of the day before Will Watson and AJ Lee walked. A passed ball during a junior infielder Nick Dunn at bat scored Schiekofer to put the Terps on the board. In the sixth inning, senior infielder Kevin Biondic singled, freshman infielder Tommy Gardiner reached on an error, and Schiekofer plated Biondic on a fielders choice to make the score 2-0.
Parsons worked well with a narrow lead, striking out six batters in the final four frames to move to 3-2 on the season.
Maryland will travel to Richmond for a midweek showing with the Spiders on Tuesday before opening up Big Ten play against Northwestern beginning on Friday at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.