Baseball Loses First Game of Series to Duke
April 25, 1998
April 24, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- Duke's J.D. Alleva went 5-for-5 at the plate with three home runs and six RBI to lead the Blue Devils to a 12-3 victory over Maryland at Shipley Field this evening. In all, the Blue Devils hit five homers in the game. In addition to Alleva's five hit performance, Vaughn Schill was also 5-for-5 at the plate with two RBI.
Alleva's first home run came in the second inning, a two-run shot that put Duke up 2-0. The Terps responded in the bottom of the inning as Jason Mohap and Brian Patenaude hit back-to-back homers off Duke starter Stephen Cowie to tie the game at 2-2.
Maryland trailed 4-3 entering the seventh inning when Michael Fletcher hit his 11th home run of the season, a three-run blast to give the Blue Devils a 7-3 lead.
Cowie pitched his fourth complete game of the season to improve his record to 10-1. Maryland starter Mike Wooden suffered the loss, his seventh of the season.
With the loss, Maryland's overall record falls to 20-23-1 and 3-15 in the ACC, while Duke improves to 34-14 overall, 6-12 in the conference.
Game two of the three-game series is Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Duke 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 5 1 12 18 1 Maryland 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 2Duke: Cowie (9) and Gregg Maluchnik
Maryland: Wooden, Joe Hart (8), Jared Vogt (8) and Scott Bronowicz
HR: Duke - Alleva 3 (7), Fletcher (11), Schill (11)