The theme of a walk-off fashion win stayed consistent in the second game of Saturday’s double header, as Louisiana won by a mere 2-1.
With Maryland leading the whole game, Louisiana came back to score on a safety squeeze and a throwing error to take game two of Saturday’s double header.
Before the ninth, however, the Terps dominated the game on the mound and at the plate over the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Trevor LaBonte controlled the game for the Terps, giving the third quality start by a Maryland pitcher in the three-game series. In his six innings of work, LaBonte held the Ragin’ Cajuns scoreless, only allowing one hit and striking out six.
With most of the bullpen being used up in the 14 inning ordeal earlier in the day, many of Maryland’s arm were used up for the final three innings of the night game.
Daniel O’Connor came in to relieve LaBonte in the seventh and delivered a scoreless inning to keep the Terps on top. Another freshman, Andrew Vail, came in for Maryland in the backend of the game. With the bases loaded, Vail issued a huge strikeout and a groundout to keep the Ragin’ Cajuns from scoring in the eighth.
With no runners on until the top of the fourth, Maryland was being shut down by the Louisiana starter for the second straight game. Then, the Terps got three straight guys on to shake things up against Austin Perrin, but failed to score.
In the next inning, Maryland got back to work without a hitch in their step. Sebastian Holte-Mancera, starting at catcher in the second game, led the inning off with a single. Tommy Gardiner, who had three hits in the game, followed with a double to make it second and third with no outs.
Freshman Kody Milton, starting at first base, laid down a safety squeeze to bring in Holte-Mancera, breaking the 0-0 tie with some small ball play.
With two heart-breaking losses in the same day, the Terps lose the series to the Ragin’ Cajuns two games to one. They fall to 6-4 on the year.