Senior Brandon Magallones tossed a two-hit shutout, as Northwestern blanked Maryland 1-0 Thursday afternoon in Evanston, Illinois.
Magallones struck out seven and walked only one, limiting Maryland to their lowest offensive output of the season. The opposition had been batting .331 against Magallones this season. The Northwestern righty needed just 91 pitches to beat the Terps in what will be his final collegiate start.
The Wildcats handed Maryland ace Mike Shawaryn his second loss of the season. Shawaryn allowed one run on four hits over six and two-thirds innings. He struck out seven to extend his conference lead.
The lone run scored on a Jack Mitchell double in the fifth inning, which scored catcher Scott Heelan.
With the loss, Maryland falls to 35-19 and 13-9 in the Big Ten. Thursday’s loss will significantly tarnish Maryland’s postseason resume, as Northwestern entered the day at No. 156 in the RPI.
The Terps and Wildcasts will head back to Rocky Miller Park Friday afternoon for a 4pm. ET first pitch. Freshman righty Brian Shaffer will take on Northwestern junior Matt Portland. The game can be watched on BTN2Go.