Baseball Overpowers Richmond
May 3, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Back-to-back home runs, a grand slam by Casey Trout and a solo shot by Scott Bronowicz in the third inning, gave the Terps a 5-1 lead as Maryland went on to defeat the Richmond Spiders 10-3 this afternoon at Shipley Field.
Richmond scored its only run off Maryland starter Brandon Agamennone in the first inning as Jeff Kenney led off the game with a single and crossed the plate on a Mike Dwyer double. In seven innings of work, Agamennone allowed only one other batter to reach third base as the senior right-hander scattered seven hits, walked one and struck out eight.
Maryland's five runs in the third inning came with one out as two walks and a single off Richmond starter Mike Dwyer loaded the bases and Trout hit his second grand slam of the season to give the Terps a 4-1 lead. Catcher Scott Bronowicz then stepped into the box and hit his team-high 14th homer of the season over the right field fence.
Richmond scored two runs in the eighth inning as the Spiders put together three consecutive hits, singles by John Wagler and Jeff Wood followed by a two RBI double by Nic Jackson off Maryland reliever Jamie Hammond that made the score 6-3.
The Terps put the game out of reach in the bottom of the eighth with two RBI singles by both Larry Long and Chris Blue that provided the final 10-3 score.
Long broke the single season steal record in the eighth inning with his 32nd steal of the year. Long broke Howie Dare's mark of 31 set in 1957.
Maryland and Richmond conclude the three-game series tomorrow at Shipley Field with a 3:00 p.m. start.
Richmond 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 11 0 Maryland 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 4 x 10 10 0