Dunn's Walk-Off Hit Lifts Terps Past Tigers

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Nick Dunn’s 10th inning double capped an 8-7 comeback win for the Maryland baseball team over Towson Wednesday night.

The Terrapins (21-27) fell behind 6-2 after six and a half innings before storming back to send the game into extra innings. Maryland hit four home runs in the contest.

Towson took a 3-0 lead early after two runs in the second and one in the third off Maryland starter Billy Phillips. The Terps responded in the fourth when Will Watson hit a two-run homer to left center.

The Tigers extended their advantage to 6-2 with a run in the sixth and two in the seventh before the Terps rallied. Senior Zach Jancarski hit his sixth homer of the year on the first pitch of the inning before Justin Morris doubled to right. Freshman Justin Vought then hit a two-run homer to make it 6-5.

Senior Kevin Biondic tied the game with a solo home run in the eighth. After Towson grabbed the lead back in the eighth, Marty Costes hit a sac fly with the bases loaded to make it 7-7. The Terps did squander a chance to win the game, with both Watson and Jancarski making outs with the bases loaded.

Maryland took its chance in the 10th. After senior Alec Tuohy put up a zero in the top half of the inning, Taylor Wright walked and Vought singled with one down. AJ Lee then hit a hard line drive that was caught in center field to bring up Dunn with two down. Dunn did not miss a 2-0 pitch, ripping it into right field to bring home Vought and end the game.

Dunn is now at 196 career hits, four away from becoming the 13th player in Maryland history to reach the 200-hit mark. Tuohy picked up the win in relief.

Maryland returns to action this weekend for a three-game home set against Rutgers. Game one is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. Fans can follow the action live on the Maryland Baseball Network.