It’s the third inning and Kevin Keister is up at bat. For the third time in 24 hours, he sends a deep ball over the outfield wall for a home run. Keister had the first hit for Maryland in the final game of the season series against Georgetown, but it was not the last one.
Keister opened the door for the team as Maryland let loose four home runs in the third inning on Wednesday against the Hoyas. With his two-run bomb today, Matt Shaw is now the all-time program record holder with 44 career home runs.
The bats in the dugout continued to heat up as Matt Woods and Elijah Lambros followed their teammates’ lead with back-to-back home runs.
It was a windy but eventful night in Washington DC. Lambros was abruptly ejected from the game due to an excessive celebration after his home run in the third inning. Lambros flipped his bat after hitting the ball, according to the home plate umpire.
Ryan Van Buren was taken off the mound in the fifth, walking off the field after giving up five hits and striking out four players. The 6’3 sophomore held the Hoyas to only two runs in the first five innings.
The beginning of the sixth inning looked remarkably similar to the beginning of the third. Jacob Orr, filling in for Lorusso due to a hamstring injury, hit the fifth home run of the day for the Terps. Luke Shliger put the Terps over the Hoyas by six runs, making the score 9-3.
After the Hoyas put in Cody Bowker in an attempt to end the sixth, Keister stepped up hitting a grand slam, boosting the score to 15-3. Keister hit two home runs against UMBC yesterday, as well.
With a final score of 16-3, the Terps win two out of the three games against the Hoyas on the season.
The Terps will head to Bloomington, Indiana for a series tournament against the Hoosiers this weekend.