BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior right-hander Taylor Bloom tossed an eight-inning complete game, but the Maryland baseball team fell, 5-1, to Indiana Friday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field.
The Terrapins (24-29, 9-13 Big Ten) trailed following an Indiana run in the first before tying the ballgame in the sixth. The Hoosiers then scored four unanswered runs to finish off the contest.
That run off Bloom in the first came after a leadoff walk to Logan Kaletha opened the contest. The junior went to second on a wild pitch before advancing on a single and scoring on a Matt Gorski ground out.
Following the run, Bloom settled in and retired 13 consecutive batters to give the Maryland offense a chance to work against Indiana starter Pauly Milto. The Terps threatened in the fourth and fifth before finally breaking through in the sixth. Junior Marty Costes singled before going all the way to third on two wild pitches from Milto.
Senior Will Watson plated Costes with a double to the left center gap on a 3-0 pitch from Milto. Indiana responded with two runs in the bottom half of the sixth after Bloom walked the first two batters of the frame.
The Terps were able to load the bases in the top of the seventh, but could not bring any runs home. Indiana extended the lead with two solo home runs in the eighth.
With his eight innings pitched, Bloom passed 300 total for his career, the second Maryland pitcher to reach that mark. Bloom is now 204.1 innings pitched, second on the Maryland all-time list behind Mike Shawaryn (2014-16).
Maryland returns to action Saturday afternoon against Indiana in the final regular season game of the season. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. and fans can listen to the action live on the Maryland Baseball Network or watch on BTN Plus.