Baseball Knocks Off Navy, 13-6
APRIL 8, 1998
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Junior Casey Trout was 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI to lead Maryland past Navy 13-5 at Max Bishop Stadium in Annapolis, Wednesday afternoon.
The Terrapins struck early by picking up three runs in the first that included an RBI single by Trout and a two-RBI single by sophomore Adam Ross. The Mids answered in the bottom of the first when senior Toph Lake lead off the inning with his fourth homer of the season The Terps then picked up runs in the second, fourth, and six innings to go up 6-1, Navy staged a rally in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to two as senior Todd Benke hit an RBI single followed by a two blast from sophomore Mark Zematis, his fourth of the season, which made the score 6-4. The Mids though, weren't able to hold back the powerful Maryland team as the Terrapins scored seven runs the following inning that included a two-RBI single by Trout to go up 13-4. Navy picked up a run in the bottom of the seventh and one more run in the bottom of the ninth but it wasn't enough as the Terps held on for the 13-6 win.
Sophomore Jason Hammond improves to 2-5 as he went six innings giving up four runs on six hits and striking out four for Maryland. Ben Abshire (1-1) took the loss for the Mids as he went four innings giving up five runs on six hits while striking out three. Senior Toph Lake led the Mids in hitting as he extends his hitting streak to eight, going 3-for-5 with a homer. Todd Benke finished the game going 2-for-5 with three RBI also for Navy.
With the loss Navy falls to 13-11, while Maryland improves to 13-18-1.
The Mids will now prepare to host a four game Patriot League series over the weekend with Army at Bishop Stadium, as the Mids hold a one game lead over Army for first place in the league. The showdown begins on Saturday, April 11 with a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 p.m.
R H E Maryland 3 1 0 1 0 1 7 0 0 13 14 0 Navy 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 6 10 6
Maryland: Hammond, Vogt (7), Hart (7), Ginsberg (9) and Bronowicz. Navy: Abshire, Smithberger (5), Self (7) and Good, Henderson. HR: Lake (N), Zematis (N)
Winner: Hammond (2-5) Loser: Abshire (1-1)