Terps Drop Two Games at #25 Virginia
March 9, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Maryland lost two games of a doubleheader at Davenport Field against 25th-ranked Virginia on Saturday. The Terps lost game one, 7-6, on a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning and dropped the last game, 5-0.
Kyle Convissar and LaMonte Wade both went a combined 3-for-6 on Saturday, while K.J. Hockaday and Kevin Martir also each added three hits. Convissar tallied his team-leading 13th RBI of the season in game one.
In game one, Maryland overcame a three-run deficit in the late innings to send the contest to the ninth inning tied at six. Trailing 6-3 heading to seventh, Hockaday got the comeback going with a leadoff single to center field. The sophomore advanced to third base on the next batter when Convissar, who went 3-for-3 in game one, doubled to right field on the first pitch he saw. Maryland loaded the bases after the Wade was hit by a pitch.
The Terps cut the deficit to two when Kevin Martir grounded out to second to score Hockaday from third. Two batters later, Jack Cleary singled through the left side with two outs to score Convissar and trim the Virginia lead to 6-5.
Maryland tied the game in the eighth when Charlie White led off the inning with a double to center field. After stealing his second base of the game and ACC-leading 17th, White scored on a Convissar single to tie the game.
But the Cavaliers won it in the bottom of the ninth inning when Derek Fisher doubled to right field off of Terrapin closer Jake Stinnett to bring in the winning run from second base.
White and the Terrapins struck first in game one. The sophomore led off the game with a bunt single and promptly stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Wade brought White home with a single through the right-side of the infield.
Maryland tied the game at three with two runs in the fourth, but a three-run Virginia fifth inning gave the Cavaliers a 6-3 lead.
Virginia's Kyle Crockett got his first win of the season in relief of starter Brandon Waddell. Stinnett took the loss. Maryland starting pitcher Jimmy Reed went 4-2/3 innings and gave up nine hits, three earned runs and struck out five.
The nightcap was a pitchers' duel for first five innings. Terrapin starter Brady Kirkpatrick, who entered the contest holding opponents to .121 hitting, continued his strong start to the season. The junior held the Cavaliers to three hits over 6-2/3 innings while striking out three.
With help from the Wahoo's bullpen, Scott Silverstein was a little better. Silverstein scattered four Maryland hits over six shutout innings to get the win.
The Cavaliers got on the board in the bottom of the fifth after Jared King tripled to left center to plate two base runners. Virginia added two runs in the bottom of the seventh and one in the bottom of the eighth. Virginia received three innings of scoreless baseball from two relievers to close out the game.
Hockaday finished 2-for-5 with two doubles. Martir and Wade also added two hits apiece for the Terps.
Maryland and Virginia play the series finale tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Davenport Field.