Terps and Tigers Play to 9-9 Tie
March 17, 1998
TOWSON, Md. - Despite a one-run pitching performance by starter Mike Wooden, the Terps and Towson Tigers played to a 9-9 tie at Burdick Field this afternoon. The game was called after eight innings due to darkness.
Maryland sent 12 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored six runs to take a 9-0 lead. After the Tigers scored one run in the sixth, starter Mike Wooden left the game after yielding just five hits and striking out six batters. The Terp bullpen struggled in the seventh inning and gave up eight runs on four hits. The inning was extended by an infield error that led to five unearned Tiger runs.
Offensively for the Terps, Chris Blue hit his third double of the season with the bases loaded that chased three runs across the plate in the fifth inning. Casey Trout then followed Blue with a triple, the Terps' first of the season. Also, Brian Barton hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning.
The Terps travel to Clemson for a three-game conference series this weekend.
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Maryland - Wooden, Hart (7), Fleetwood (7), Curtiss (7), Ginsberg (8) and Bronowicz