#10 LSU Scores Late to Defeat Terps, 5-1
Feb. 16, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - Junior Brady Kirkpatrick tossed a strong 6-1/3 innings, but Maryland was unable to capitalize offensively and fell to No. 10 LSU, 5-1, Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium.
Just like senior Jimmy Reed the night before, Kirkpatrick turned in a great outing for the Terps. Kirkpatrick took a hard-luck loss after tossing 6-1/3 innings of two-hit baseball and only surrendered two earned runs while striking out three. The junior retired eight straight Tigers between the first and fourth innings.
Maryland scattered six hits over six innings against LSU starter Ryan Eades, but were unable to string together consecutive hits to score against the right-hander.
The Terps threatened in the seventh inning after sophomore K.J. Hockaday singled and stole second base, and freshman LaMonte Wade drew a walk. Following a pitching change, sophomore Matt Bosse drove the ball to right-center field, but the ball hung up just long enough for the Tigers to make the putout. Freshman Kevin Martir flied out on the next at bat to end the inning.
Maryland broke through in the eighth inning. Junior Blake Schmit singled to left and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by redshirt sophomore Charlie White. Senior Jordan Hagel scored White with a drive down the right-field line for his first RBI of the season.
The lone run was not enough to over LSU's four runs in the seventh. After Kirkpatrick induced a groundout to start the inning, the Tigers next two batters reached via walks. The Tigers got a single through the right side to score their first run and added a second run on a bunt off of junior Ben Brewster.
LSU added two more runs off of another single through the right side and a passed ball. The Tigers scored their fifth run in the bottom of the eighth.
For the Terps, Hagel finished 2-for-4 with one RBI. Seven other Terrapin hitters recorded a hit including a double from Wade in the ninth.
LSU's Kevin Berry picked up the win. Kirkpatrick was charged with the loss.Maryland and LSU close out the three-game series tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.