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Terps and Hoosiers Split Doubleheader

Maryland Athletics
4-29-2017
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Maryland baseball team split a doubleheader with Indiana Saturday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field.

The Terrapins (29-12, 13-4 Big Ten) dropped the opening game, one that was a resumption of a contest that began on Friday night, 9-2 before winning by the identical score in game two.

Recaps of both games can be found below.

Game Two – Maryland 9, Indiana 2.

Maryland slugged three home runs in a 9-2 victory over the Hoosiers in game two of a doubleheader. Sophomore Marty Costes led the squad with three hits and two RBIs.

The Terps jumped on Indiana starter Brian Hobbie with a run in the first. Sophomore Nick Dunn drove in Brandon Gum with a sacrifice fly to put Maryland up 1-0.

Costes extended the lead to 3-0 with his ninth home run of the year, a scorched two-run shot that flew out of the stadium beyond the left field fence. Indiana grabbed a pair of runs back in the bottom of that frame to cut the Terps' lead to 3-2.

Sophomore AJ Lee gave Maryland another run via the long ball in the fifth, leading off the frame with his fifth homer of the season. Another run came in after the Terps loaded the bases and Dunn grounded into a double play that saw Zach Jancarski score.

Jancarski nabbed a bomb of his own in the seventh, a solo shot that gave the Terps a 5-2 lead. The Terps put up a three-spot in the seventh, with runs coming through a Dan Maynard two-run knock and a Kevin Smith sac fly.

Maryland starter LHP Tyler Blohm picked up his eighth win of the season, scattering six hits over six and a third of an inning while allowing two runs. Junior right-hander Ryan Selmer tossed two and two thirds for his sixth save of the season.

Game One – Indiana 9, Maryland 2

The Hoosiers jumped on the Terps with three runs in the bottom of the third and ultimately took game one of a doubleheader, 9-2.

That bottom of the third inning was the first frame of the day on Saturday, as the game was suspended after two and half innings on Friday night. Both Maryland starter Brian Shaffer and Indiana starter Jonathan Stiever tossed scoreless innings up until that point, but did not come back out on Saturday.

The Terps began the day with Ryan Hill on the mound, but the Hoosiers plated three runs in Hill's lone inning of work. Indiana added six more runs off RHP Hunter Parsons to score nine on the day.

Maryland's runs came on a Kevin Smith RBI triple and a Nick Cieri groundout that scored Smith in the fifth.

Maryland and Indiana will play the rubber came of their three game set tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. Fans can listen to the game live on the Maryland Baseball Network.  

 

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