Terps Rally, Win on Senior Day

May 18, 2013

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland sent its seniors out with a win on Saturday overcoming a four-run deficit in the final two innings and knocking off Boston College in 10 innings, 5-4, on Senior Day at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, senior Jordan Hagel fittingly scored the winning run as a squeeze bunt by Blake Schmit rolled out of the grasp of the Eagles' third baseman.

Trailing 4-0 heading to the bottom of the eighth, Maryland (30-25, 11-19 ACC) scored two runs on a pair of two-out hits. First, Hagel shot one through the left side to score Jack Cleary. Kyle Convissar followed with a double off the left-center field wall scoring Hagel all the way from first.

In the ninth, LaMonte Wade, who earned a seven-pitch lead-off walk, advanced to third on a double down the right-field line by Blake Schmit. Anthony Papio stepped in and drove a 3-2 pitch to right center for a two-RBI triple.

The Terps loaded the bases and attempted to bring the winning run home on a squeeze, but Hagel was unable to get the bunt down. Papio was tagged out at home and Jose Cuas was thrown out at third to get Boston College (12-40, 4-25 ACC) out of the inning.

In the top of the 10th, Jared Price wiggled out of a first and second, no-out situation with the help of Schmit. After striking out two BC batters, Blake Butera hit a flare to shallow left center that looked to be trouble. But Schmit tracked it down and made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch to keep the game tied.

In the bottom of the inning, Hagel led off with a single and stole second. Martir and Wade both earned walks to load the bases setting it up for Schmit.

Maryland received a strong performance from its bullpen. Five Terrapin relievers combined to hold the Eagles to three runs over the last nine innings. After starter Alex Robinson was lifted in the second, Brandon Casas entered with the bases loaded and no outs.

Casas induced a pop up to second, a pop up to the catcher in foul territory, and a fielder's choice ground out to second to get out of the jam.

In the sixth, Bobby Ruse entered with runners at second and third and nobody out after the Eagles started the inning with three consecutive doubles. Ruse held the Eagles to one run; striking out two and surrendering a sacrifice fly.

Ben Brewster pitched a perfect ninth and turned it over to Price in the 10th. Price earned the win to even his record at 2-2. For BC, Jeff Burke was charged with the loss falling to 1-2.

In his final game at home, Hagel finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI, while fellow senior Cleary added a run. Convissar also finished with two hits and a RBI.