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

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

Maryland Baseball Falls to WVU

It was a rough night for the Maryland Terrapin’s baseball team in Morgantown, as they fell to West Virginia 14-2. The loss puts Maryland at 24-15 on the year.

It was not the best night for Tayler Stiles. The freshman southpaw from Bowie gave up 7 runs in just 4 innings. This was only the second start for Stiles, but the Terps will need all of their pitchers to throw well if they want to make a run in the ACC Tournament and possibly in the NCAA Tournament.

Offensively, Maryland had seven hits, led by shortstop Blake Schmit, who had two. However, Maryland left eleven men on base. Some credit must be given to West Virginia pitching, but that will hurt any team on any night.

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