It is always a good day when you score 21 runs. That’s exactly what Maryland Baseball did on Friday afternoon, defeating Pitt 21-1 and significantly helping their chances of getting into the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.
Jake Stinnett did what an ace does. He threw 6 innings of 1 run ball and picked up his sixth win of the year. Stinnett continues to improve his draft stock, as he continues to dominate the ACC. Maryland’s bullpen held the Panthers in check for three innings to secure the win.
The Terps offense broke out today. Jose Cuas led the charge with 5 RBIs. Maryland had a nine-run third inning, with all the runs coming with two outs. Shortstop Blake Schmit, first baseman LaMonte Wade, and leadoff hitter Charlie White were on base early and often. Tim Martin and Kevin Martir both hit RBI doubles off the wall. In the top of the ninth, Martir hit the ball over the wall for his second homer of the year.
This weekend is a crucial weekend for the Terps, as Pitt and Maryland sit in the ninth and tenth spots in the ACC. The Terps could grab an ACC Tournament birth with a sweep, but they will put themselves in a good position with a series win. The series continues tomorrow and finishes on Sunday.