Maryland tops DBU, 11-5, evens weekend series

(RECAP COURTESY OF MARYLAND ATHLETICS)

DALLAS, TX – The No. 22 Maryland baseball team bounced back with a dominating 11-5 victory over Dallas Baptist on Saturday afternoon at Horner Ballpark. The Terps (18-4) are now a perfect 4-0 after losses this season, after dropping Friday’s contest to the Patriots, the No. 1-rated team in college baseball’s RPI. 

Matt Shaw was brilliant in both the batters box and the field, hitting a pair of two-run home runs, a double, and making several athletic plays at shortstop. He finished the day 3-for-4 with 4 RBI and three runs scored.

Chris Alleyne blasted his seventh home run of the season as part of a 3-for-6 day with two RBIs. 

Luke ShligerNick Lorusso, Troy Schreffler Jr., Kevin Keister and Sean Lane all collected two hits as well. Maxwell Costes, Lane, Keister and Schreffler all drove in runs in the game. 

Ryan Ramsey started on the mound for Maryland and the junior southpaw delivered another high-level performance, going seven innings, allowing one run and just three hits. 

After a quiet game on Friday with just three runs on five hits, the Maryland offense exploded against the Patriots (14-8) with an 11-run, 17-hit performance against a team that had not surrendered double-figure runs through 21 games this season. Both the runs and hits were the most allowed by DBU this season. 

 Breaking Down The Action

  • Maryland struck in the first inning as Luke Shliger came in to score but only did so as Maxwell Costes grounded into a 6-4-3 double play with the bases loaded. 
  • The Terps put up a crooked number in the third inning, highlighted by a Matt Shaw two-run home run. 
  • The fifth inning was another big one for Maryland as Schreffer Jr., Lane, and Keister all collected RBI singles. 
  • Shaw’s second homer of the game scored Costes and ballooned the Maryland lead up to 9-1.  
  • Alleyne smashed his seventh home run of the season in the seventh to make it 11-1. 
  • The Patriots tacked on two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and two more in the bottom of the ninth for the final of 11-5. 

Notable Numbers

  • 2: Shaw had his second two-homer game of the season, also smacking a pair at Baylor on Feb. 20. This was his third career multi-homer game with the other coming in the final game of the 2021 season at East Carolina in the NCAA Regional. 
  • 6: Shaw now has six home runs this season, one of three Terps with at least six homers. 
  • 6: Ryan Ramsey has thrown at least six innings in every start this season, allowing two or fewer runs in five of the six starts and one of fewer in four of the starts.
  • 15: Chris Alleyne now has a 15-game on-base streak after having his 13-game hit streak come to an end last night. 

Up Next

  • The Terps finish up their three-game series in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game will air on PatriotBroadcastingNetwork.com and the Maryland Baseball Network.