Yesterday I got a text from my writing partner here at Turtledroppings that “Maryland Baseball swept”. I being the optimist wrote back “Awesome”, which he probably took as sarcasm or just another WTF moment from his writing partner.
Unfortunately the text was misinterpreted and our baseball dropped 3 in a row to Wake Forest. So despite the hot start, we are now 0-3 in ACC play. Suddenly everything feels right in the world again. But I’m not giving up on this team, and until I decide otherwise, I will keep doing a weekly review of Maryland Baseball. I still think this team could have a special season, and I want to be there from the beginning to the end.
So let’s do just that, when last we discussed Maryland Baseball they were coming off a sweep of Manhattan and getting ready to host the University of Delaware Blue Hens. The Terps lead by another strong pitching performance held the Hens scoreless. Michael Boyden (2-0) pitched 5 innings of 1 hit ball, and Jimmy Reed pitched the last 1.3 innings for his 4th save of the season as the Terps earned a 2-0 victory in College Park.
Next up was Navy. Sander Beck pitched 5.1 innings and gave up 2 runs over 3 hits and 4 walks to improve his record to 2-0. Jimmy Reed also picked up a save (his 5th) in this 4-2 win in Annapolis. Offensively, the Terps had a 2 for 4 performance from second baseman Kyle Convissar who also drove in 2 runs. This win was Maryland’s 10th in a row.
Then on to Wake Forest, apparently there are things “Finer” than being in “Caraliner”. Not to dwell on the negatives but the Terps got swept in Winston Salem, 10-5, 9-6, and 4-3 to fall to 11-4. The good news is that the perfect home record remains intact, which is important because the Terps will be spending the next 5 games in College Park. Hosting a double header verse St. Peters, and then a three game set against UNC.
Stay tuned next week for another update, which hopefully includes the Terps first ACC win of the season.
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