Terps Battle Back Late, Fall Short After Disputed Play to UCONN 11-8

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

College Park, MD–

In what might go down in one of the most controversial games in Terps baseball history tonight in the win or go home game against UCONN, the Terps put it all out there with an attempt to come back in the 8th and 9th inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies advance with a 11-8 victory.

The Terps struck first against the Huskies when Luke Shliger took the Huskies deep to give them an early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, after that dinger, the pitching carousel began for the Terps which ended with Nick Lorusso having to move from 3rd base to the mound to try and help the Terps survive in the final inning.

Prior to making the change to Lorusso, the Terps looked as if they had battled all the way back to a one run deficit at 10-9 when Chris “Bubba” Allyne singled and then collided with Huskies first baseman Ben Huber. He would drop the ball and a review of the play a few minutes later the umpire called him out after signaling safe on the drop. This would be the difference in the outcome of the final score.

With Huber standing right on top of the bag, Alleyne had no way of avoiding him. Yet the umpire called him out on interference anyway.

They also negated the run, even though it would have scored easily on the inning’s second out.

The Huskies would tack on one more insurance run off Lorusso, after the Terps had exhausted all of their bullpen for the evening.

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