Baseball Defeats Retreivers
April 30, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- Maryland and UMBC combined for 31 hits and 27 runs as the Terps defeated the Retrievers 15-12 this evening at Shipley Field. Of the 31 hits, the teams combined for seven home runs and four doubles.
UMBC scored two runs in the top of the first inning with a two-run homer by Ryan Schneider off Maryland starter Tom Curtiss. Maryland responded in the bottom of the inning with four runs with RBI singles by Casey Trout and Scott Bronowicz and a two-run blast to left center field by Jason Mohap, his first of two homers on the night. Mohap went 3-5 at the plate with four RBI.
The Retrievers scored four runs in the fifth inning when a throwing error allowed a run to score and a three-run homer by Steve Tomshack tied the game at 6-6. Once again the Terps responded in the bottom of the inning as Bronowicz hit his team-high 12th homer to left field that scored three of six RBI on the night to give the Terps a 9-6 lead.
Maryland put the game out of reach in the eighth inning with four consecutive hits that scored four runs.
The Terps battered the UMBC pitching staff for 17 hits on the night. Trout went 4-4 with a double and scored five runs, while Chris Blue, Bronowicz and Mohap all collected three hits.
Curtiss pitched six innings and struck out five to earn his second win of the season, while UMBC's Richard Thompson suffered his fifth loss of the season.
The win improves Maryland's overall record to 23-25-1 and the Retrievers drop to 10-33.
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