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Terps Close Out ACC Regular Season Slate at Pitt
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 05/09/2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -

Maryland (30-19, 12-14 ACC) at Pittsburgh (22-24, 11-13 ACC)

Fri., May 9 (3 p.m.) | Sat., May 10 (3 p.m.) | Sun., May 11 (1 p.m.)

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Stadium: Charles L. Cost Field
Video: Pitt All-Access
Live Stats: pittsburghpanthers.com
Twitter: @UMTerpsbaseball

Probable Pitching Matchups

Game 1 (Friday), 3 p.m.: MD - Sr. RHP Jake Stinnett (5-6, 2.63 ERA) vs. UP - Sr. RHP Rhys Aldenhoven (2-2, 3.71 ERA)

Game 2 (Saturday), 3 p.m.: MD - Fr. RHP Mike Shawaryn (8-3, 3.12 ERA) vs. UP - R Jr. RHP Joe Harvey (2-1, 2.21 ERA)

Game 3 (Sunday), 1 p.m.: MD - So. LHP Jake Drossner (4-1, 2.42 ERA) vs. UP- Sr. RHP Matt Wotherspoon (5-5, 4.93 ERA)

MARYLAND CLOSES OUT ITS ACC REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE AT PITT

Riding a five-game winning streak, Maryland travels to Pittsburgh to close out its ACC regular season schedule. It will be the Terps first matchup with the Panthers since 2008 and the first all-time meeting in Pittsburgh.

The series is set to begin Friday at 3 p.m. from Charles L. Cost Field. Game two is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday with the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.

TERRAPIN TAILS

- Maryland arrives at Pitt this weekend having won five straight games tying its second-longest winning streak of the season. Earlier this season, the Terps won five straight beginning with victories over Delaware (3/18) and UMBC (3/19), and concluding with a three-game sweep of NC State (3/21-23).

- With their sweep of Notre Dame last weekend, the Terps earned their 12th ACC victory of the season, which marks the most conference wins for a Terrapin ball club since 1970 when the team won 15.

- Maryland captured the inaugural Ripken Cup with a 4-3 victory over Towson Wednesday night at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. With the win, the Terps reached the 30-win plateau for the third consecutive season, the longest streak in program history.

- After winning 30 games a year ago, head coach John Szefc became the first Maryland coach to win 30 or more games in back-to-back seasons in school history with the win over the Tigers.

- Friday night starter Jake Stinnett won his fourth ACC Pitcher of the Week honor with a 13-strikeout, complete-game shutout of Notre Dame last Friday. Stinnett is the first conference player to win a weekly award four times in a season since NC State’s Mike Rogers in 2004.

- Stinnett’s 13 Ks against the Fighting Irish marked the senior’s third consecutive game with 10 or more strikeouts and raised his season total to 107, which leads the ACC and is the third-highest single-season total in program history. Steve Schmoll set the Maryland single-season record in 2003 with 124 strikeouts.

- Second baseman Brandon Lowe is hitting .452 in the last 10 games with a team-best eight RBI. The redshirt freshman currently ranks second in the ACC with a .359 batting average and leads the conference with a .480 on-base percentage.

- With a save in the series finale against Notre Dame and against Towson Wednesday, Kevin Mooney matched his save total from 2013 with nine. Mooney’s 18 career saves is tied for 23rd all-time in the ACC and ranks second in school history.

SERIES HISTORY

- Friday will be the fourth all-time meeting between the Terps and Panthers, but the first matchup in Pittsburgh and as conference foes.

- The Terps hold a 3-0 all-time advantage against the Panthers with the last meeting coming in 2008 as part of the IMIChotels.com INN-vitational in Conway, S.C. Maryland won the game, 10-5.

- The first all-time meeting between the two schools came in 1940 in College Park, a 14-0 win for the Terps.

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-



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