No. 2 Virginia Tops Maryland, 11-2
April 24, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Cody Winiarski kept Maryland hitters at bay for eight innings and No. 2 Virginia broke open a close game with big sixth and seventh innings to defeat the Terps 11-2 Saturday afternoon in front of 757 fans at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.
Winiarski (5-0) scattered five hits, walked one and gave up a fifth-inning homer to Maryland center fielder Matt Marquis, the lone run he allowed.
Starting pitcher Sander Beck (0-7) kept Maryland close for the first four innings by allowing just a single run. But Virginia's Steven Proscia hit a two-run home run in the fifth and the Cavaliers scored three more in the sixth and four in the seventh to take control.
Shortstop Chris Taylor went 3-for-5 to lead Virginia (34-9, 15-6 ACC) offensively, which completed a three-game sweep of the Terps (15-28, 4-17 ACC).
Prior to the game, a number of former Terrapins from the 1965, 1970 and 1971 ACC Championship teams were honored.
Tim Bichy, Jon Kressig, Ike Issacson, Bernie Walter were there from the 1965 team; Gene Hiser and Mike Baier represented the 1970 team; while Jim Norris, Mike Chaddick, Bob Grossman and Randy Kurtz were on the 1970 and 1971 teams.
Jack Jackson, Maryland's head coach from 1961-1990, threw out the first pitch. Jackson, with 471 wins to his name, is Maryland's all-time winningest baseball coach.
The Terps continue their six-game homestand when George Mason comes to town on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. matchup.