COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
No. 11 NC State (14-5, 3-3 ACC) at Maryland (13-6, 2-4 ACC)
Fri., March 21 (6:30 p.m.) | Sat., March 22 (2 p.m.) | Sun., March 23 (1 p.m.)
Location: College Park, Md.
Stadium: Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium
Video: TerpsTV (Friday) ($)
Live Stats: umterps.com
Live Audio: WMUC Sports (Saturday and Sunday)
Probable Pitching Matchups
Game 1 (Friday), 6:30 p.m.: Sr. RHP Jake Stinnett (2-3, 2.91 ERA) vs. Jr. LHP Carlos Rodon (2-3, 2.45 ERA)
Game 2 (Saturday), 2 p.m.: Fr. RHP Mike Shawaryn (4-0, 1.26 ERA) vs. Jr. RHP Logan Jernigan (3-1, 1.55 ERA)
Game 3 (Sunday), TBA vs. So. LHP Brad Stone (3-0, 3.09 ERA)
MARYLAND BACK HOME FOR WEEKEND SET WITH NO. 11 NC STATE
For the third consecutive weekend, Maryland is set to meet a top-15 team when 11th-ranked NC State arrives in College Park to begin a three-game series at Shipley Field at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. Game one is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch. Game two will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday with the series finale set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
-After taking one of three games against the 13th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, Maryland picked up two wins midweek defeating Delaware 5-2 Tuesday and UMBC 6-0 on Wednesday.
-The Terps received a career night from starter Bobby Ruse against the Blue Hens. The junior righty making his first career start tossed a career-best six innings of one-hit ball to earn his first win of the season.
-Freshman Tayler Stiles worked 1-1/3 scoreless innings to earn his first career save and has been strong out of the bullpen of late. Stiles has not surrendered a run in his last four appearances and is averaging 8.3 K/9 during that stretch.
-Against North Carolina on Saturday, Stiles held the Tar Heels to three hits over a career-best 4-1/3 innings with two Ks to earn his second win of the season.
-On Wednesday, Charlie White led an eight-hit attack in a 6-0 defeat of UMBC. White had two hits, a RBI and four stolen bases against the Retrievers. Since the start of the month, White has raised his batting average 75 points and is hitting .300 in his last 10 games, which is tied with Kyle Convissar for the best average on the team.
-With four stolen bases against the Retrievers, White increased his season total to nine and moved himself into a tie for third in the ACC. White entered the week with 66 career stolen bases, which is tied for the fourth most among active Division I players.
-Third baseman Jose Cuas has been heating up against conference pitching. Cuas leads the Terps in ACC action in hitting (.313), slugging (.625), RBI (5) and doubles (2).
-Maryland’s .201 opponent batting average is the second lowest in the ACC with Jake Stinnett holding opposing batters to an ACC-low .133 average.
-Against UMass, right hander Jake Stinnett became the seventh Maryland pitcher all-time to throw a no-hitter and the first since Scott Swinson no-hit Delaware in Newark on May 13, 2008. It marked the first Maryland no-hitter at home since five Terrapin pitchers combined to no-hit Coppin State on March 28, 2007.
Maryland welcomes NC State to College Park for the second of three straight home weekends for the Terps.
Maryland trails the all-time series with the Wolfpack 104-54-1 with the Wolfpack holding a 45-32 advantage at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium.
The Terps dropped two of three to the Wolfpack in Raleigh last season with Maryland winning game two of the series, 3-2.
The two teams last met in College Park in 2012. Maryland won the three-game set by earning a 4-0 victory in game one of the series and winning the finale in 10 innings, 7-6.
MARYLAND VS. CANCER
The Maryland baseball began its annual fundraiser to raise money for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. Maryland's goal is $20,000. To help the Terps reach their goal, visit maryland.vs.-cancer.org.