Baseball Falls to Spiders, 11-3
May 4, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Richmond scored six runs in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and the Spiders went on to defeat Maryland 11-3 this afternoon at Shipley Field. The Spiders sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning and banged out seven hits, including four consecutive RBI doubles.
Maryland took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Jason Mohap single that scored Casey Trout, but the Spiders tied the game in the top of the second as G.R. Schalick hit his sixth homer of the season off Maryland starter Mike Wooden.
The Terps manufactured a run in the fourth inning when Scott Bronowicz hit his 17th double of the season and scored on a Brian Patenaude sacrifice fly to give Maryland a 2-1 lead. After giving up the one run in the second inning, Wooden allowed four hits over the next three innings before the Spiders took a 3-2 lead in the sixth.
Mike Dwyer led off with his 20th homer of the year, a new single season record, and a double to left center field by John Wagler plated Nic Jackson giving the Spiders a one run advantage. Maryland tied the game in the seventh inning on a J.R. Thomas sacrifice fly but the Terp bullpen was unable to keep the Spider bats in check in the eighth.
Richmond starter Mike Smith pitched his first compete game of the season to earn his sixth win of the season. Smith scattered six hits, struck out five and walked four. Maryland reliever Jamie Hammond suffered the loss.
The win improves Richmond to 34-15-1 and the Terps fall to 24-27-1.
Richmond 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6 2 11 20 2 Maryland 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 1
Richmond: Smith and Lamberg, Clear (8)