(RECAP COURTESY OF MARYLAND ATHLETICS)
COLLEGE PARK, MD — No. 17 Maryland baseball’s offense fired on all cylinders on Tuesday, seven pitchers limited Georgetown to just three hits, and the Terps rolled to a dominant 19-1 victory over their local rival.
Maryland tied the second-most runs scored it has scored in a game this season. It was the 16th time this year that the Terps scored 10 or more runs. And with its 36th win of the season, Maryland (36-9) tied its record for most regular season victories.
Kevin Keister continued his breakout season with a 4-for-5 day at the plate.
Breaking Down The Action
- Maryland put up a four-spot in the bottom of the first inning. Luke Shliger came home on a Nick Lorusso sacrifice fly, and Troy Schreffler Jr. drove in Chris Alleyne with an RBI single.
- Kevin Keister ripped a two-run single to left, which scored Schreffler and Maxwell Costes to give the Terps a 4-0 lead early.
- Georgetown center-fielder Nolan Matsko worked a bases-loaded walk in the second inning to cut the deficit to 4-1.
- Fourteen hitters came to bat in the fourth inning. Eight of them scored.
- After Keister scored on an error, Alleyne, Lorusso and Matt Shaw recorded back-to-back-to-back RBI singles to open an 8-1 Maryland lead. Lorusso came home on a wild pitch, Keister hit an RBI single, Langerman worked a bases-loaded walk and Shliger got hit by a pitch to force in a run. The Terps held a 12-1 advantage after just four innings.
- They added five more in the sixth, with a Lorusso RBI double and a Schreffler bases-loaded walk setting Costes up to clear the bases with a three-run double as Maryland took a 17-1 lead.
- Maryland added a couple of solo blasts in the seventh, as James Heffley and Zach Martin went yard.
Numbers to Know
- 1: Heffley and Martin hit their first career home runs in a Maryland uniform.
- 1: Matt Cunningham made his collegiate debut on the mound in the eighth inning, where he struck out the side.
- 3: It was Keister’s third four-hit game of the year, which ties his career high.
- 3: It was also Keiser’s third game with three RBIs.
- 16: Tuesday was the 16th time this season that the Terps scored 10 or more runs.