Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
Over the course of this season, we have seen the Maryland baseball team dismantle teams from all conferences, tonight in the first round of the NCAA Regionals in College Park, the squad from Long Island saw the firepower of the Terps team by the 3rd Inning, when they jumped out to a 9-0 lead.
The Terps scoring bomb continued to explode in the third inning after Lorusso doubled to left center field, scoring catcher Luke Shliger. Then, Schreffler hit a two-run RBI double to left field that scored both Matt Shaw and Nick Lorusso, pushing the Terps lead to 12.
The onslaught continued in the fourth inning when Shliger bombed a two-run homer over the center field wall. Five more runs were scored in the seventh inning, making it a 19-0 ball game after just four innings.
“These guys know to stay focused on one game at a time. We can’t get ahead of ourselves. We know what this team is capable of producing and we are focused on one game at a time,” said Terps skipper Rob Vaughn.
Left-handed pitcher Ryan Ramsey, who had a stellar day on the mound pitching five innings, throwing 11 strikeouts while allowing no runs and just four hits, exited the game after five innings and a more than comfortable lead. He was replaced by southpaw reliever Logan Ott.
Next up for the Terps on Saturday evening is a match-up with UCONN who upset Wake Forest earlier in the day to advance. The Terps with a win Saturday will need just one victory on Sunday to move on.