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Maryland and Wake Forest begin the series Friday at 6 p.m.
Terps and Deacons Set for Weekend Series
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/04/2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -

Maryland (18-8, 5-6 ACC) at Wake Forest (20-11, 8-4 ACC)

Fri., April 4 (6 p.m.) | Sat., April 5 (4 p.m.) | Sun., April 6 (1 p.m.)

Location: Winston Salem, N.C.
Stadium: Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Stadium
Video: Wake Forest All-Access ($)
Live Stats: wakeforestsports.com
Twitter: @UMTerpsbaseball

Probable Pitching Matchups

Game 1 (Friday), 6 p.m.: Sr. RHP Jake Stinnett (3-3, 2.16 ERA) vs. Sr. RHP Jake Fischer (3-2, 2.63 ERA)

Game 2 (Saturday), 4 p.m.: Fr. RHP Mike Shawaryn (5-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. R Jr. LHP John McLeod (4-1, 1.91 ERA)

Game 3 (Sunday), 1 p.m.: R So. LHP Zach Morris (0-0, 1.00 ERA) vs. Jr. RHP Connor Kaden (2-2, 3.37 ERA)

MARYLAND HEADS TO WINSTON-SALEM FOR WEEKEND SET AT WAKE FOREST

Maryland hits the road for the first time in nearly a month when it travels to Wake Forest to open a three-game series at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Stadium Friday. Game one is scheduled for 6 p.m. with game two set for 4 p.m. Saturday. The series finale is Sunday at 1 p.m.

TERRAPIN TAILS

-After dropping two games to Clemson last weekend, Maryland got back in the win column with two midweek victories over VCU Tuesday and Liberty Wednesday. In the victory over the Flames, Jake Drossner improved to 3-0 after striking out a career-high nine batters and LaMonte Wade finished with two doubles and a season-high three RBI.

-The Terrapin pitching staff enters the weekend ranked sixth in the ACC with a 3.13 ERA, but has faced the top-two offenses in the league (Clemson and Florida State) in the first four weeks of the conference season.

-Against stiff competition, the Maryland arms rank second in the ACC in strikeouts per nine (8.77) and are holding opponents to a .209 batting average, the second-lowest mark in the conference.

-With four stolen bases against Liberty, Maryland increased its season total to 52, which is tied with Clemson for the most in the ACC. The Terps possess two of the top-four base stealers in the conference. Charlie White is tied for second with 12 stolen bases, while Blake Schmit ranks fourth with 11. Over the last 10 games, Maryland is averaging 2.3 stolen bases per game.

-With four hits Tuesday against VCU, Jose Cuas became the third Terrapin hitter to total at least four hits in a game this season. Cuas joins Mike Rescigno and Blake Schmit who each had four hits in Maryland’s win at James Madison on February 25.

-Over the last 10 contests, Cuas leads the team in hitting (.364), slugging (.576), RBI (8) and home runs (2).

-Jake Stinnett enters the weekend as the ACC leader in strikeouts with 57 and is averaging 10.26 strikeouts per game. The senior righty is holding opposing hitters to a .149 batting average, the second-lowest in the ACC.

-Following his performance against NC State, Stinnett earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for the third time this season becoming the first player to win ACC weekly honors three times in a season since 2011.

-Maryland has committed a league-low 10 errors this season, which is the lowest total in the ACC, and its .978 fielding percentage ranks second.

SERIES HISTORY

-Maryland leads the all-time series against Maryland, 101-57-1. The Deacs hold a 48-20-1 advantage against the Terps in Winston-Salem.

-Last season in College Park, Maryland dropped two of three to Wake Forest. Jimmy Reed pitched six scoreless innings in Maryland’s 5-4 victory over Wake Forest in game one.

-In 2012, the Terps last trip to Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons took all three games.

MARYLAND VS. CANCER

The Maryland baseball began its annual fundraiser to raise money for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. Maryland's goal is $20,000. To help the Terps reach their goal, visit maryland.vs.-cancer.org.

-Maryland-



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