COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
No. 25 Georgia Tech (24-14, 10-8 ACC) at Maryland (22-13, 7-10 ACC)
Fri., April 18 (6:30 p.m.) | Sat., April 19 (2 p.m.) | Sun., April 20 (1 p.m.)
Location: College Park, Md.
Stadium: Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium
Video: TerpsTV (Sunday) ($)
Live Stats: umterps.com
Live Audio: WMUC Sports (Friday and Saturday)
Probable Pitching Matchups
Game 1 (Friday), 6:30 p.m.: MD - Sr. RHP Jake Stinnett (3-5, 2.77 ERA) vs. GT - Jr. RHP Josh Heddinger (2-1, 4.58 ERA)
Game 2 (Saturday), 2 p.m.: MD - Fr. RHP Mike Shawaryn (6-2, 2.77 ERA) vs. GT - R Jr. LHP Devin Stanton (3-1, 2.58 ERA)
Game 3 (Sunday), 1 p.m.: MD - So. LHP Jake Drossner (4-0, 2.05 ERA) vs. GT - R Jr. RHP Matthew Grimes (4-1, 3.32 ERA)
MARYLAND AND GEORGIA TECH SQUARE OFF FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011
Following an 11-4 victory over Navy Wednesday, Maryland welcomes 25th-ranked Georgia Tech to Shipley Field at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium for a three-game weekend series. It is the first meeting between the Terps and Yellow Jackets since 2011 and the first meeting in College Park since 2010. Game one is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday with game two set for 2 p.m. Saturday. The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.
- Maryland enters the weekend following an 11-4 win over in-state foe Navy on Wednesday. The Terps banged out 13 hits in the victory led by a career-high four-RBI day from Jose Cuas. The third baseman hit his team-leading fourth homer of the season in the win. Nick Cieri and Blake Schmit each added three hits in the attack.
- Offensively, Maryland begins the series leading the ACC in stolen bases with 66 and are averaging a conference-leading 1.89 per game. Thirteen different Terps have totaled a stolen base this season led by Charlie White with 19.
- In 35 games, Maryland has posted a respectable .371 on-base percentage and has totaled 64 doubles. Both totals rank fifth in the conference.
- The Terps rank fourth in the ACC in pitching with a 3.14 ERA and have faced five of the top seven offenses in the conference so far this season. The pitching staff is holding opposing offenses to a .228 batting average, good for the third-lowest average in the conference.
- Maryland pitchers are averaging 8.4 strikeouts per nine and are only allowing 7.62 hits per nine. Both averages are the third-lowest in the ACC.
- In the field, Maryland has committed only seven errors, which is tied for the eighth-lowest total nationally, and the Terps rank second in the ACC and 11th nationally with a .979 fielding percentage.
-First baseman LaMonte Wade has been swinging a hot bat over the last 10 games. Wade leads the team with a .368 average and is slugging .474 with a .458 OBP. Wade is tied for the team lead in hits (14) and doubles (4) during the stretch and has driven in six runs.
- Third baseman Jose Cuas has been a tough out in ACC contests. Cuas leads the team in hitting (.271), slugging (.475) and RBI (15). In ACC play, Cuas is tied for sixth in doubles and ranks ninth in RBI.
- Mike Shawaryn improved to 6-2 with a win Saturday against Virginia Tech (4/12). Shawaryn is tied for third in the ACC in wins and is the only freshman among the top five.
- Georgia Tech leads the all-time series against the Terps, 71-24, and holds a 24-17 advantage in games played in College Park.
- Maryland and Georgia Tech have not played since 2011 when the Yellow Jackets won all three games in Atlanta. There are only five Terps remaining on Maryland’s current roster that have faced Georgia Tech: Kyle Convissar, Brady Kirkpatrick, Michael Montville, Jake Stinnett and Charlie White.
- The Yellow Jackets last visited Shipley Field in 2010 with the Terps winning game one of the three-game series, 5-2.
- Maryland is 5-4 in its last nine games against Georgia Tech at home including series wins in 2006 and 2008.
MARYLAND VS. CANCER
- The Maryland baseball team has started 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.
- Maryland will hold its annual Kids Vs. Cancer game on Saturday, April 19 against Georgia Tech. The Terps and Jackets square off at 2 p.m. Following the game, members of the baseball team and other Maryland student-athletes will shave their heads as a show of support.