University of Delaware Baseball Falls to Hot-Hitting Maryland 10-1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Delaware ran into a hot-hitting University of Maryland club Tuesday afternoon and fell to the Terrapins by a 10-1 score in non-league baseball action at Bob Turtle Stadium.
Delaware (6-8), which took two of three from Rider over the weekend, had a two-game winning streak snapped and fell to the Terrapins (10-4) for the fourth time in the last five meetings.
The same two teams will meet again next Tuesday, March 18, when the Hens host Maryland at Harford Community College. Delaware continues action tomorrow when the Hens travel to Philadelphia to take on La Salle.
Maryland, which posted a 5-1 victory over No. 2 ranked Florida State Saturday and also defeated then No. 20 Florida earlier in the season, produced 12 hits and scored three runs in the third, two each in the fourth and fifth frames, and finished off the day with three more runs in the eighth.
Delaware starter John Geffre (0-2) took the loss, lasting just four innings and allowing seven hits and walking three. Five Delaware errors did not help matters as three of the runs Geffre allowed were unearned.
The Blue Hens, who had scored 11 runs in each of their last two games, could manage just one run on six hits vs. Maryland as no Delaware player had more than one hit. Second baseman Zach Lopes went 0-for-3 and had a team-leading seven-game hitting streak snapped.
Delaware third baseman EJ Stoltzfus had a hit and scored Delaware’s lone run in the sixth inning when was hit by a pitch, moved up on a walk to Norm Donkin, and scored on a fielder’s choice RBI by Doug Trimble.
Maryland’s Kyle Convissar and Blake Schmit each banged out three hits and Charlie White scored two runs and knocked in two with an eighth inning single. Michael Montville also had an RBI double in the eighth.
Terp starter Jake Drossner went four innings and allowed just one run before giving way to four relievers who each held the Hens scoreless. Taylor Stiles pitched two perfect innings to earn the win.