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 …
Maryland Baseball pulled off a huge sweep this weekend in their final ACC home games. Maryland’s pitching staff shut down Notre Dame as the Terps won three huge games.
On Friday night, Jake Stinnett twirled a complete game shutout in the final home start of his career. Stinnett struck out 13 Notre Dame hitters. This was Stinnett’s fourth complete game of the year, and his second in ACC play. Maryland’s offense was quiet again, but Jose Cuas’s 2-RBI single was all Stinnett needed.
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When it comes to Major League Baseball’s draft, it is typically very tough to guess which teams will select which players. Many factors come into play: some teams prefer high school players over college players, some will draft pitcher-heavy, and others will look to take local players. There are several top prospects, and one of them is Maryland righty Jake Stinnett.
It has been a rough week for the University of Maryland baseball team. After last week’s loss to West Virginia, the Terps managed to bounce back with a win over a solid George Mason team. However, Maryland could not carry any momentum into the weekend, as they were swept by Boston College. The Eagles were near the bottom of the ACC before this weekend. Today, Maryland lost to James Madison.
The Terps did get some good starts over the weekend. Jake Stinnett, the team’s ace, struck out ten hitters on Friday, but Maryland couldn’t generate any offense in a 5-1 loss. On Sunday, sophomore Jake Drossner, who has been a pleasant surprise for the ballclub, turned in another good outing. Drossner only allowed four hits, but the Terps once again failed to find any offense in a 5-2 loss.
The 2013-2014 Maryland basketball season brought about much frustration to an already impatient team and fan base. This was supposed to be the year Maryland started to turn the corner and at least get back into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. Why did this not happen? Let’s take a look.
Maybe it’s because I’m an East Coast guy now living in the Mid-West, but I embraced the announcement that the University of Maryland was moving to the Big Ten Conference. I’m not caught up in outrage of the breaking up of conferences. If it makes sense financially or otherwise for the school to change, they should change. I believe that not only does the move to the Big Ten make sense for Maryland financially (once the lawsuits are settled, which we all know they will be) but I think it also makes sense just from a sports culture standpoint.
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