Shocking the Country: Maryland Blows Out South Carolina to Advance to Supers

Silence. That was the sound at Carolina Stadium all night. Jake Drossner and Tayler Stiles made South Carolina hitters look foolish early, Maryland hitters got big hits all night, and the Terps advanced to the Super Regionals in one of college baseball’s rowdiest venues on Sunday night. After handing South Carolina their first postseason loss in Columbia since 2002 on Saturday, the Terps beat the Gamecocks by a final of 10-1.

South Carolina scored first on the night, as they got to Jake Drossner in the bottom of the first on a Marcus Mooney RBI double. After that, it was all Maryland. South Carolina started their closer Joel Seddon on the mound, and he gave the Gamecocks a gutsy effort, but it was not enough. In the top of the fourth, Blake Schmit gave the Terps a lead with a 2-run single to score Charlie White and LaMonte Wade. Read more about Shocking the Country: Maryland Blows Out South Carolina to Advance to Supers

Maryland Shocks South Carolina 4-3, One Win Away from Supers

In the beginning of the week, I said that it would be crucial for Maryland to win both games that Jake Stinnett and Mike Shawaryn pitched. The Terps beat Old Dominion on Friday with Stinnett on the bump. Today, the Terps also pulled through with Shawaryn on the mound, defeating regional-host South Carolina by a score of 4-3.  Read more about Maryland Shocks South Carolina 4-3, One Win Away from Supers

Georgia Tech defeats Maryland in ACC Championship Game

A spectacular run for Maryland baseball ended with a 9-4 loss to Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets scratched out a few key hits at crucial times to win their ninth ACC title.

Georgia Tech jumped out to a quick lead off Maryland starter Jake Drossner. After Drossner recorded two quick outs, a single, a double off the wall, and another single put the Yellow Jackets ahead 2-0 before the Terps even came to the plate. However, Drossner then settled down, and Blake Schmit helped his pitcher out. He led off the second inning with a solo homer to cut the lead in half. After Georgia Tech scored in the third, Anthony Papio answered in the fourth with an RBI single. This cut the Tech lead to 3-2. Drossner exited after 5 solid innings. The sophomore pitched well on the big stage, and he will most likely have to start a game in the NCAA Tournament. Read more about Georgia Tech defeats Maryland in ACC Championship Game

Survive and Advance: Terps Beat Cornell in Thriller

The NCAA Tournament is the most exciting time of the year in any collegiate sport. Maryland and Cornell showed why on Saturday afternoon, as the Terps scored with 2 seconds left to defeat the Big Red 8-7.

Cornell got off to a quick start, as the Big Red scored four unanswered goals to get a quick lead. Mike Chanenchuk scored Maryland’s first goal in the middle of the second quarter, but that is all the Terps could get in the first half. Christian Knight (Boys’ Latin) was outstanding in goal for the Big Red. They took a 5-1 lead into halftime. Read more about Survive and Advance: Terps Beat Cornell in Thriller