Carroll, Delp Lead Terps Over #6 Texas, 10-1
Feb. 19, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - Tomo Delp hit a three-run homer in the first inning, David Carroll allowed just one run in six innings and the Maryland Terrapins beat No. 6 Texas in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
Carroll, a junior-college transfer from Western Nevada, was stellar in his Maryland debut. The 6-foot-8 righty attacked the strike zone throughout, issuing just one walk while striking out four and relying on his defense to make plays.
Delp stepped to the plate with two on and no outs in the first inning and hit the first pitch he saw deep to left field. The ball sailed over the left-field pole but it was ruled foul. After taking two balls, Delp again went deep - this time to left-center - and over the outstretched arm of Texas left fielder Jonathan Walsh for a 3-0 lead.
Texas (1-1) got a run back in the second when, with runners on the corners and two outs, Tant Shepherd singled up the middle to score Erich Weiss. But Carroll escaped further damage by striking out Longhorns second baseman Jordan Etier on a breaking ball for a called third strike.
Carroll (1-0) was dominant after the second, allowing just one base runner over his final four innings of work. The junior threw 89 pitches, 57 of them strikes, and gave up just three hits in the win.
The Terps (1-1) chased Texas starter Cole Green, who was 11-2 with a 2.74 ERA last season, in the fifth inning. Jack Cleary led off with an infield single and Alfredo Rodriguez followed with his third hit of the game, a single through the left side. After Korey Wacker was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Tomo Delp hit a sharp grounder that Texas shortstop Brandon Loy couldn't handle, allowing two runs to score.
Kirby Bellow came on in relief of Green, but head coach Erik Bakich called for pinch-hitter Brandon Padula, who knocked a two-run double down the left-field line. Second baseman Ryan Holland drew a walk and freshman left fielder Michael Montville singled to left field, scoring Padula and giving the Terps an 8-1 lead. Maryland added its final run in the frame when Jake Stinnett hit into a double play that allowed Holland to score.
Maryland went 1-2-3 in the sixth, but Holland doubled in the seventh and scored on a single by Stinnett, increasing the lead to 10-1.
Sophomore left-hander Jimmy Reed came on to close the game, which was originally scheduled for seven innings.
Green (0-1) took the loss for Texas, giving up seven runs on six hits while striking out five and walking one in four innings.