Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
For anyone who has watched this Terps baseball team the entire season, there has been nothing short of a few amazing moments during this season, but nothing as taking two victories and walking off a game to force a win or go home game tomorrow again UCONN.
The day started early for the Terps as they took on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 1pm in the first advance and move on game and it wasn’t until the 8th inning that the Terps know they would be playing again later tonight when they blasted the Deacons for six runs in the inning and all but sealed their run to 10-5 victory.
All of those 8th inning runs came with two outs in the inning and it also came with the Terps batting around in the inning.
Ian Petrutz launched a solo homer into the bleachers to make it 10-5.
In relief of starter Nick Dean (5 ⅔ innings, seven hits, four earned runs and seven strikeouts), David Falco Jr. was a hero, throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and striking out seven.
After taking Game 1 of a must win game, the Terps were back at it at 7pm tonight, but didn’t waste much time getting going on the UCONN pitching.
Maryland raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Matt Shaw’s single to center brought home Lorusso to open the scoring. Then Schreffler blasted a two-run bomb to the leftfield bleachers to give the Terps the three-run edge. All three runs came with two outs.
The Terps stayed alive as Nick Lorusso’s single off the rightfield wall brought home Kevin Keister for the walk-off win in the bottom of the 11th inning. Lorusso went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Next up for the Terps is a win or go home again against UCONN tomorrow night, same time, same spot. One thing we know for sure is this team that now has won 48 games this season isn’t really to take it to the offseason yet. These guys are ready to head to Omaha and one more game against UCONN will put them that much closer.