After a win on Friday night, Maryland Baseball looked to stay on the winning path on Saturday and Sunday. The Terps did just that, as they swept Pitt and stretched their winning streak to eight games.
On Saturday, freshman Mike Shawaryn set a Maryland record by picking up his ninth win of the season in a 5-1 win. Shawaryn was brilliant, as he pitched 6.2 innings and did not allow a hit after the first inning. Second baseman Brandon Lowe is on fire; he picked up three RBIs and has been tearing the cover off the ball recently. Jose Cuas and Nick Cieri also had RBIs in the victory. Ben Brewster, who has come on strong recently, and Bobby Ruse sealed the victory with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief work.
On Sunday, Maryland turned to Jake Drossner, and he pitched well. He pitched 5.1 innings and did not give up a run. Once again, Ruse was called in out of the bullpen, and Maryland’s defense let him down. Ruse gave up 3 runs, but only one was earned. Pitt took the lead and Drossner took a no-decision. However, Maryland was able to tie the game in the eighth, as two choppers were able to score two runs and tie it up. In the ninth, LaMonte Wade led off with a triple, and Lowe came through again, this time with an RBI single to give the Terps the lead. Kevin Mooney earned the win, pitching 3 innings out of the bullpen.
Saturday’s game was pushed back due to rain, but the Terps still found a way to have some fun. They had their own mini “concert.” Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V6u63Utx_E
The Terps completed their first road sweep in ACC play since 1999. Maryland hosts West Virginia tomorrow afternoon at home. After that, the Terps get a well-deserved week off before heading to the ACC Tournament.