Feb. 17, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - After keeping the LSU offense in check for the past two games, Maryland could not keep the 10th-ranked Tigers' bats quiet in the final game of the series losing to the Tigers, 14-3, Sunday at Alex Box Stadium.
Offensively, sophomore Blake Schmit each had a hit as well.
In his first career start, freshman left-hander Alex Robinson began his collegiate career in impressive fashion by striking out LSU's Chris Sciambra, who had gone a combined 4-for-6 in the first two games of the series, on three pitches.
The Tigers got to Robinson in the second inning. JaCoby Jones sent a 0-1 pitch over the left-center field wall for the opening run of the game. LSU tacked a run on in third to increase its lead to 2-0.
Maryland responded in its next at-bat with two runs in the fourth to tie the game. Hockaday led off the inning with a single to left field and three pitches later advanced to third on a single by Matt Bosse.
Freshman LaMonte Wade's sacrifice fly scored Hockaday to cut the deficit to one. After an LSU strikeout, freshman Jose Cuas reached first on an error by the Tigers' Jones who lost the ball in the sun allowing it to drop in scoring Bosse from second.
LSU got the runs right back in the bottom of the inning. Two walks by Robinson to start the inning chased him from the game. After a sacrifice bunt, LSU's Ty Ross homered to left field to increase its lead to 5-3. The Tigers added a run in the fifth inning and eight in the seventh.
LSU's Nate Fury was the winning pitcher. Robinson was charged with the loss.
The Terps open their home slate on Friday, Feb. 22 against Oakland at 4 p.m.