Morris, Reid Lead Spiders over Terps
May 2, 1998
RICHMOND, Va. --- Richmond senior righthander Jason Morris (Warsaw, VA) pitched his third complete game of the season and notched his ninth win of the spring and freshman Matt Reid (Richmond, VA) had a two- run pinch-hit single in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 4-4 tie and give the Spiders a 6-4 win over the Maryland Terrapins this afternoon at Pitt Field. UR raises its record to 33-14-1, while Maryland falls to 23-26-1.
Morris scattered seven hits, allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out a career-high 10 in his nine innings of work. His nine victories place him fifth on UR's all-time list for wins in a season.
Richmond's winning rally started with one out in the bottom of the eighth on a pinch-hit single by sophomore G.R. Schalick (Pittsgrove, NJ). Sophomore Rich Smith (Westwood, MA) pinch-ran for Schalick and moved to third on a double by senior catcher Mike Clear (New Canaan, CT), his third hit of the game. Reid came off the bench to pinch-hit and, after fouling off two pitches with a 2-2 count, placed a grounder just inside the first base bag to score Smith and Clear and give Richmond the 6-4 lead.
The Spiders scored twice in the first, with one coming in on a home run by junior shortstop Jeff Kenney (Pitman, NJ), his seventh of the spring. Each team scored single runs in the second. Maryland scored a run in the fourth, but the Spiders answered with one in the bottom of the fifth. The Terps scored one time in the sixth on a leadoff homer by senior catcher Scott Bronowicz (Pittsburgh, PA), his 13th of the season. Maryland tied the game in the seventh on a leadoff double by senior outfielder J.R. Thomas (Shrewsbury, MA), a wild pitch and a two-out error.
Freshman outfielder Nic Jackson (Richmond, VA) had three hits for the Spiders with a double and one run scored. Freshman Brian Patenaude (Marietta, GA) had two hits and one double for Maryland.
Richmond and Maryland will meet again on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in College Park, Maryland.
Maryland 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 7 1 Richmond 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 X 6 13 3
Hart, Fleetwood (5), Hammond (8), Vogt (8) and Bronowicz. Morris and Clear.
WP - Morris (9-3). LP - Fleetwood (1-1). Save - none