May 24

Shocking the Nation: Terps Advance to ACC Championship

With Virginia’s victory over North Carolina, Maryland baseball has punched their ticket to the ACC championship game on Sunday. Regardless of the outcome against UNC tomorrow, the Terps will look to win their first conference title since 1976 in their final season in the ACC. This will be Maryland’s first ever appearance in the ACC Tournament championship game; the tournament format was not adapted at the time of Maryland’s last championship,

Virginia had a 2-0 lead heading into the seventh, but UNC second baseman Wood Myers hit a 2-run homer to knot the game at 2. However, in the top of the eight, UVA’s Derek Fisher hit a chopper up the middle that Myers was unable to handle, and the Cavs took the lead. Nick Howard nailed down the victory for UVA, stranding the tying run on second.

Maryland will more than likely start Jake Drossner in Sunday’s game. Drossner has been Maryland’s Sunday-starter the whole year, and he has pitched well. The sophomore has a 2.18 ERA over 10 starts. The Terps could turn to Tayler Stiles or Jared Price tomorrow to pitch against the Tar Heels.

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