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BASEBALL DROPS 10-8 DECISION AT MARYLAND
College Park, Md. - The Maryland Terrapins (3-4, 0-0 ACC) won their home opener at Shipley Field today, outslugging the UMBC Retrievers (0-3) in a game that featured 25 hits and 17 runs between the two teams.
A three-run home run by Justin Maxwell in the bottom of the third proved to be the difference, as the Terps scoring in each of the first six innings after being down an early 5-1.
Maxwell was 2-for-4 with four RBI and Jeremy Hunt reached base five times behind an RBI double and three walks.
Relievers Justin Hulse and Matt Basinger bailed out starter Brooks Norris, who struggled in the first inning. Hulse (1-0) got win after striking out seven in 3.1 innings, while Basinger shut down UMBC for 3.2 innings, allowing no hits.
Both teams did most of their respective damage in the opening innings, with Maryland scoring seven runs behind Maxwell's home run and UMBC putting up four runs in the top of the first.
The less-than-desirable field conditions did not affect the Terps in the field, turning three double plays and committing no errors.
Maryland received a scare in the top of ninth, as UMBC, down by two, put two runners in scoring position. But closer Steve Schmoll came on and struck out the final two batters to record his first save of the season.
UMBC senior third baseman Brad Glascock went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and sophomore outfielder Mike Orlando connected for his first career homer. SO first baseman Zach Clark added a pair of hits.
SO reliever Eric Butkiewicz took the loss after allowing three earned runs in 2.0 innings of work. JR Joe Wilson started and yielded three earned runs in 2.0 innings.
Score by Innings R H E
UMBC................ 410 110 001 - 8 13 2
Maryland............ 133 111 00X - 10 12 0