April 26, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. - Senior lefthander Jimmy Reed recorded his first career complete game shutout allowing only one Duke runner to advance past second base as Maryland (24-20, 7-15 ACC) edged the Blue Devils, 1-0, Friday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Reed scattered five Blue Devil (24-21, 8-14 ACC) hits over the nine innings and did not surrender more than one hit in any inning. Duke's only runner to reach third, Mark Lumpa, advanced courtesy of a Reed throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt in the fifth.
The Gaithersburg, Md., native finished with four strikeouts in an extremely efficient outing. Reed threw only 98 pitches, 69 for strikes.
It marks the second time this season Reed has gone the distance. At NC State on March 29, Reed went eight innings with four strikeouts in a tough-luck loss. The senior also pitched nine-shutout innings against Miami on April 12, a game the Terps lost 1-0 in 13 innings.
Reed's counterpart, Duke's Trent Swart, was almost equal to the challenge. Swart held the Terps scoreless through seven innings striking out five. But the Terps broke through in the eighth.
After stranding runners at third base in the second, fifth and seventh innings, Maryland got the winning run when a 1-2 pitch bounced in front of the catcher and rolled between his legs allowing Jordan Hagel to race home from third.
Hagel reached base with a one-out double to left center. LaMonte Wade moved Hagel to third on a chopper to short setting up the lone run.
LaMonte Wade and Charlie White each extended their respective streaks of successfully reaching base. With a walk in the first inning, Wade has now reached base in 28 straight games, while White's single in the fifth extended his streak to 27.
With the win, Reed improved to 5-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.36. Swart took the loss dropping his record to 4-4.
Maryland and Duke continue the series Saturday with a 1 p.m. game at Durham Bills Athletic Park.