April 12, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior lefty Jimmy Reed held Miami scoreless over nine innings while tying a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Maryland could not record the clutch hit in a 1-0 loss to the Hurricanes Friday night in 13 innings at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.
Reed did not factor in the decision, but was masterful. After throwing 19 pitches in the first inning and issuing two walks, Reed settled in and retired the next nine batters. Through four innings, the senior did not allow a hit and struck out four Hurricane batters, three looking.
Miami got its first hit in the fifth inning and added two more in the sixth, but Reed shut the Hurricanes down after that not allowing a hit in his final three innings with the only base runner reaching on an error in the eighth. Reed's nine innings of work tied the longest outing of his career. The senior went nine against Duke on April 13, 2012.
Unfortunately for the Terps, Miami's Chris Diaz was equal to the task. Diaz pitched eight scoreless innings allowing five hits and striking out five. The sophomore did not allow a Terrapin hit until the fifth inning and worked his way out of a jam in the same inning with Terrapin runners at second and third. Diaz worked his way out of a bases loaded jam in the Terrapin eighth.
In all, the Terps left 10 runners on base in the game compared to Miami's six.
The breakthrough for the Hurricanes came in the 13th inning. After reliever Brandon Casas retired the first hitter of the inning, David Thompson doubled down the left-field line. Kevin Mooney entered from the bullpen and two batters later got the second out. But on the next at-bat, Brandon Lopez singled to right field plating Thompson from second for the only run of the game.
The lone run would be all the offense the Hurricanes needed. Miami closer Eric Nedeljkovic retired the Terps in order in the bottom of the 13th to record his seventh save of the season.
Casas took the loss for the Terps. His record dropped to 2-1. AJ Salcines got the win out of the bullpen for Miami. He is now 3-3.
The 13-inning affair tied for Maryland's seventh-longest game in school history. The Terps last went 13 innings in a 7-6 win over Army on Feb. 25, 2011.
The weekend series continues tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. from Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium with Brady Kirkpatrick matched up with Miami's Bryan Radziewski.