Terps bats go cold, fall to Patriots in series opener


DALLAS, TX – Playing against the nation’s No. 1-rated RPI team, the 22nd-ranked Maryland baseball team lost at Dallas Baptist, 8-3, on Friday night in the series opener at Horner Ballpark. 

The Terps (17-4) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Patriots scored the next eight runs of the game to move to 14-7 on the season. 

Troy Schreffler Jr. drove in the Terps’ first two runs on a first-inning single. Luke Shliger doubled in Sean Lane in the ninth inning. Nick LorussoKevin Keister and Matt Shaw had Maryland’s other hits.

Terps’ starting pitcher Nick Dean fell to 3-2 on the season as he allowed three runs in 4.1 innings. 

Maryland saw its four-game win streak come to an end in the first-ever meeting against Dallas Baptist, which has played in the last seven NCAA Division I Baseball Tournaments.