Harman, Terps Roll Past Manhattan, 9-0
March 4, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Brett Harman pitched seven strong innings, Maryland's offense churned out 14 hits, and the Terrapins completed a four-game sweep of Manhattan with a 9-0 victory Sunday afternoon.
Maryland (9-1) outscored Manhattan 26-4 in the series and controlled the finale, with Harman in command throughout. The senior struck out five and allowed just three hits in seven innings.
It was the fourth dominant performance by a Maryland starting pitcher in as many games - the starting rotation of Brady Kirkpatrick, David Carroll, Sander Beck and Harman allowed just two earned runs in 27 innings of work on the weekend. The team's ERA dipped to 0.95.
Harman (2-0) has yet to allow an earned run in three starts and was perfect through three innings; Manhattan's first hit didn't come until there were two outs in the fifth. Relievers Michael Boyden and Jimmy Reed each pitched a scoreless frame to give Maryland its second shutout of the year.
The offense, meanwhile, recorded double-digit hits for the second game in a row. Second baseman Ryan Holland and shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez each had three-hit days, while freshman outfielder Matt Bosse went 2-for-3 with four RBIs.
Bosse put the Terps on the board in the second with an RBI double and helped break things open in the fifth. With Maryland leading 4-0, Bosse stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and drilled a 1-0 pitch off the top of the right-field wall, clearing the bases on a triple.
Manhattan (1-7) starter Scott McClennan (0-2) surrendered six runs on nine hits in four innings and took the loss. Center fielder Anthony Vega had a pair of hits for the Jaspers.
The Terps are back in action on Tuesday, when Delaware visits Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium for a 3 p.m. game.
Notes: Through 10 games, Maryland is holding opposing hitters to a .180 batting average ... Reed (6.2 IP) and Boyden (5.2 IP) have yet to allow a run this season ... Maryland didn't issue a walk in the game and on the season has 66 strikeouts to 26 walks ... the Terps have been hit by a pitch 20 times this season - they had 68 all of last season ... Kyle Convissar has taken six of those ... he's batting .323 and has a team-high .463 on-base percentage.