Baseball Falls to Duke 5-3
April 26, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Duke catcher Gregg Maluchnik singled to right field in the top of the ninth inning that scored the game winning run as the Blue Devils defeated the Terps 5-3 this afternoon at Shipley Field. With the win, Duke won the three-game series 2-1 and improved its record to 35-15 overall, 7-13 in the ACC, while the Terps drop to 21-24-1 and 4-16 in the conference.
Maryland scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings on solo home runs by Scott Bronowicz and Adam Ross to give the Terps a 2-0 lead. Terp starter Brandon Agamennone held the Blue Devils scoreless through six innings but Duke scored three runs in the seventh to take a 3-2 lead. Ed Conrey singled to lead off the inning and Jeff Becker then homered to tie the game at 2-2. Duke took the lead when Maluchnik walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Wes Goodner single. The Terps battled back to tie the game in the seventh when Ross hit a double to left field that scored Jason Mohap.
Duke scored its wining run in the ninth when Becker led off with a double to center field and crossed the plate on Maluchnik's single. Maluchnik then scored two batters later with a single by Goodner that provided the final score of 5-3.
Agamennone suffered the loss but became Maryland's all-time strike out leader in the fourth inning when he fanned Michael Fletcher to record his 237 career strike out. Agamennone surpassed Eric Milton's (1994-96) mark of 236. Duke's Chris Capuano earned his first win of the season and Vaughn Schill picked up his seventh save.
Duke 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 - 5 10 2 Maryland 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 - 3 6 1Duke: Reid, Capuano (7), Schill (9) and Maluchnik
Maryland: Agamennone, Fleetwood (9) and Bronowicz
WP: Capuano (1-5) Save: Schill (7)
LP: Agamennone (5-7)
HR: Duke - Becker (6) Maryland - Bronowicz (11), Ross (1)