Feb. 15, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - Three Maryland pitchers combined for eight innings, one earned run and four strikeouts, but 10th-ranked LSU (1-0) edged the Terps, 1-0, Friday night at Alex Box Stadium in the season opener for both clubs.
Senior left-hander Jimmy Reed gave up only one earned run, and junior Jaime Pashuck and freshman Kevin Mooney combined for two innings of scoreless baseball out of the bullpen. But LSU's Aaron Nola was slightly better.
Nola kept the Terrapin hitters off balance most of the night. Nola went 6-2/3 innings while giving up two hits and striking out nine.
The Terps (0-1) received a solid performance from senior left-hander Jimmy Reed. Reed pitched five innings surrendering six hits and one earned run while striking out three.
Reed gave up base hits in each of the first two innings but kept the Tiger offense off of the scoreboard. In the third, LSU struck with a two-out RBI single from Alex Bregman scoring Chris Sciambra from third. Bregman sent a 0-2 pitch back up the middle for the Tigers' opening run.
The senior exited in the sixth and turned it over to Pashuck. Pashuck came on and worked the sixth and seventh only giving up two hits and striking out one. Mooney threw a five-pitch eight inning and closed it out by inducing a 6-4-3 double play.
As a team, the Terps turned three double plays on the night and did not register an error.
Junior Kyle Convissar led the Terps offensively. Convissar finished 2-for-4, while junior Blake Schmit and sophomore K.J. Hockaday each added one.
Maryland and LSU continue the three-game set Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.