April 13, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland's bats fell victim to another solid start this time Miami's Bryan Radziewski Saturday night as the Terps (18-17, 4-13 ACC) lost game two of the weekend series to the Hurricanes, 5-3, at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.
After the Hurricanes' Chris Diaz pitched eight scoreless innings Friday night, Radziewski held the Terrapins to two runs on five hits over six innings with six strikeouts. After Charlie White led off the game with a single, the Miami lefty held the Terps hitless until the fifth.
Maryland scored twice in the sixth and once in the seventh to pull within one run each time, but Miami answered with a run in the next half inning on each occasion and added a run in the eighth to win 5-3.
White finished with two hits for his 18th multi-hit game of the season. Kyle Convissar had a double and drove in two runs to increase his team-leading total to 34. The junior also has a team-high six multi-RBI games this season.
In the fourth inning, Convissar was hit-by-a-pitch for the 18th time this season and the 45th time in his career. He is now tied with Chad Durakis for most in program history.
The Terps got the offense going in the sixth inning trailing 3-0. White started the inning with a single followed by a double down the right-field line for LaMonte Wade pulled the Terps within one with a two-out RBI single to left center.
The Hurricanes went up 4-2 with a two-out RBI single from Tyler Palmer in the seventh, which proved to be the winning run.
Maryland closed the gap to one again after Convissar doubled home Jose Cuas in the bottom of the inning. But in the eighth, the Hurricanes tacked on an insurance run. For the second night in a row, Eric Nedeljkovic came on in the ninth to close the game and secure the win for Radziewski.
Brady Kirkpatrick took the loss for the Terps. The junior gave four runs on seven hits over six innings of work with three strikeouts. Radziewski picked up his fifth win of the season, while Nedeljkovic earned his eighth save.
Maryland and Miami close the three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.