Maryland’s win streak ends after a 6-3 loss to Albany

Maryland was unable to extend its winning streak after a 6-3 loss against Albany on Saturday at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. The Terps followed up a dominant 18-3 win on Friday with a disappointing effort. The Maryland offense was able to collect hits all game, but ultimately could not get runs to cross the plate.

The Great Danes were able to strike first in the second inning when Carson Dunkel hit a sacrifice fly to center to make it a 1-0 game. The Terps threatened to answer in the bottom of the second when they loaded the bases with two outs. However, Albany escaped the jam and kept the score the same.

Maryland’s offense got on the board as it drew two walks to start the bottom of the third and tied the game on a fielder’s choice by Matt Shaw. The scoring continued with a two-out single from Kevin Keister, giving the Terps a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth.

Albany took the lead back and then some in the fifth. Victor Mazzara hit a leadoff triple and scored on an error to tie the game 2-2. A couple of batters later, Dan Tauken hit a three-run homer to extend the lead to 5-2. This would be the end of the day for Nick Dean.

The Terps began to cut into the lead in the sixth with another sacrifice groundout, this time from Bobby Zmarzlak. The score sat at 5-3 at the end of the sixth inning.

The Albany bats continued to be hot in the seventh. They were able to extend their lead to 6-3 with a solo home run from Will Binder.

The scoring stopped at this point for both sides as the bullpen for both teams had clean outings. Maryland had the beginnings of a comeback brewing with two hits and one out in the eighth. A double play from the Albany defense ended hopes for a comeback.

The loss has Maryland sitting at 10-8 heading into Sunday’s rubber match and ending its six-game win streak. The Terps will look to win the series in College Park tomorrow at 1 p.m. from The Bob.