Maryland won their eighth straight game in a 19-7 game in Newark against the Blue Hens tonight. The Terps brought their double digit scoring streak up to seven games in the overwhelming victory.
The Terps got off to their trademark quick start during the win streak, Maryland made it a 7-0 game before Ryan Van Buren came to the mound, highlighted by a two run Jacob Orr single and three run double by Luke Shliger.
The Terps would be held scoreless in the second, and Delaware made it a 7-1 game after two on a Tyler Leach single.
Maryland was once again quiet in the third, and the Blue Hens chopped at Maryland’s six run lead with a JJ Freeman RBI to make it a 7-2 game after three.
Maryland would get themselves on the board in the fourth, with a Nick Lorusso solo shot for the team’s 100th homer on the year to make it 8-2.
Lorusso had himself a day at the plate, going 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBI.
Following the Lorusso homer, Van Buren threw the first 1-2-3 inning for either side.
The struggling sophomore looked strong today as he threw five innings of four hit ball with only one run allowed, becoming the winning pitcher. Logan Ott came in to relieve Van Buren in the sixth.
Ott would pick up right where Van Buren left off with yet another scoreless inning for Maryland’s third straight.
The Terps remained silent in the seventh, and after a leadoff walk by Ott, Kenny Lippman would come in to relieve him.
Lippman got into a jam with men on first and second with no outs, and would allow a one run single to Joey Loynd followed by a three run homer by JJ Freeman and one run homer by Josearmando Diaz to make it a 8-7. Lippman would be replaced by Nigel Belgrave who would get the last out of the inning.
However, the Terps would end their three inning scoreless streak with a bang on a Nick Lorusso double to make it a 9-7 game. Not to be outdone, Ian Petrutz made it 12-7 on a three run shot. Maryland would make it 15-7 with a triple by Elijah Lambros and doubles by Jacob Orr and Kevin Keister.
Belgrave came back out in the eighth and would hold Delaware scoreless.
Maryland’s offense wouldn’t be finished in the ninth as an Elijah Lambros double made it 17-7, and a Jacob Orr sacrifice ground out for his fourth RBI of the day made it an 18-7 game. Kevin Keister would then double for yet another run to make it 19-7 heading into the bottom of the inning.
The Delaware native would continue his hot streak, going 3-for-5 on the day with two RBI.
Nate Haberthier would come in for the ninth, and would close the game for Maryland.
The Terps move to 31-15 on the year as they took all three games against Delaware on the year. Maryland will take on Nebraska in a three game series this weekend.