Maryland is set to take on its neighboring opponent Georgetown.
The Terps beat Georgetown in March, 7-10, at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. They later fell to the Hoyas in early April in a close game, 10-9. Maryland comes off a 7-inning 24-11 rout of UMBC on Tuesday after scoring 20 runs in the first two innings.
Here’s what to expect against Georgetown.
It was a historic season for Georgetown baseball in 2022, finishing with a 32-24 record and a winning percentage of 0.571. They made it to the Big East Baseball Championship as the No. 4 seed and were later knocked out after a 16-8 loss to No. 3 Xavier.
A highlight of the 2022 season was the win against Penn State, according to head coach Edwin Thompson. The Hoyas finished the season with 98 home runs.
“The 2022 season will go down in history as one of the best teams to come to Georgetown,” Thompson in a post-season interview in 2022.
The Hoyas have had some tough matchups this season including a series loss to Penn State after the first game was canceled. They also fought No.15 UConn, winning one of three games in a series.
Their overall record for the 2023 season is 23-18, which is good for a 0.561 winning percentage. They hold a one-game winning streak and beat Maryland the last time they entered The Bob.
Hitters to Watch
The Hoyas have strong hitters, with the highest three batting averages between the ranges of .304 and .350. Ubaldo Lopez is leading the team in batting average, runs scored, walks, and doubles. The graduate student plays first base and outfield, and has compiled 14 home runs to go along with 41 runs scored and 42 RBIs.
Another threat from the batter’s box is Jake Hyde, leading with 57 hits, 47 runs batted in, and 14 home runs. The 6’4 junior also plays first base and outfield.
Pitchers to Watch
The Hoyas seem to rotate their two best pitchers Jake Bloss and Andrew Williams.
Bloss’ boasts an ERA of 2.42. While allowing 41 hits, he has the most innings pitched and five wins. The 6’3 graduate student had a season-high at Hartford, Connecticut with 11 strikeouts.
Williams is just a few steps behind Bloss, with a 4.09 ERA. The 6’2 sophomore is a left-handed pitcher and hit a season-high with 12 strikeouts against Dayton.
Probable Starting Pitchers
The Hoyas have important conference series against St. Johns this upcoming weekend, so expect them to rest their best arms and get their bullpen guys in for work.