The Terps drop the finale of the Cambria College Classic against Hawaii 9-3. Maryland looked to turn their 0-2 weekend around and head home on a positive but was unable to do so, falling to 0-3 on the weekend. Maryland was unable to find it on either side today while the Hawaii offense was hot.
The Maryland defense got off to a messy start. After walking the leadoff batter, a throwing error from Nate Haberthier would advance the runner to third. Another throwing error from Matt Shaw would give Hawaii a quick 1-0 lead.
The Terps were able to answer quickly in the bottom of the first. Matt Shaw got the Terps started with a double to right field. Nick Lorusso was able to bring him home with another double to tie the game at one.
The offense showed great plate discipline in the first three innings, picking up 6 walks, including 4 in the second. After loading the bases on walks in the second, the Terps could not capitalize. They would once again leave two runners in scoring position in the third.
After a great start for Haberthier, the Rainbow Warriors finally collected a hit in the fourth and would not stop there. Hawaii started the inning with two hits to put a runner in scoring position. Singles from Stone Miyao and Dallas Duarte would give the Rainbow Warriors a 3-1 lead.
The strong offense would continue for Hawaii in the fifth. Matthew Miura started off the inning with a double and would advance to third after another throwing error from the Terps. Miura would eventually score on a sacrifice fly from Jared Quandt to make the score 4-1.
Maryland’s offense got back on the board in the fifth with a Nick Lorusso walk and a single from Ian Petrutz to start the inning. Lorusso was able to score on a sacrifice fly from Matt Woods. The bases were loaded once again after the Terps drew two more walks. They were able to score one more after Elijah Lambros was hit by a pitch. This cut the Hawaii lead to 4-3 heading into the sixth.
The Rainbow Warriors stopped the Maryland momentum after back-to-back doubles from Miyao and Matt Wong added another run to their lead.
This would be the last of the scoring for either side until the eighth when Hawaii added more insurance. After loading the bases Jordan Donahue was hit by a pitch to get one run in and extend the lead to 6-3. Hawaii would put the game out of reach in the ninth with a two-run homer from Jacob Igawa and a solo homer from Kyson Donahue.
This loss has Maryland sitting at 4-7 as they head home. Maryland will be back in College Park on Tuesday when they face UMBC.