The Maryland Terrapins’ stay in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was brief. After an early upset win over third-seeded Illinois, they dropped two straight against Ohio State and Michigan, ending their season. However, considering their position halfway through the campaign, and even two weeks prior to the final series of the regular season, Terps fans could conceivably take some pride in their 39-39 overall record and sixth seed in the tournament.
The Maryland Terrapins’ 2019 season lives another day. Thanks to yet another quality start from Hunter Parsons and two key eighth-inning home runs, the Terrapins stormed to a 6-2 upset win Wednesday over the Illinois Fighting Illini in the first round of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament.
For one night, Maryland’s lineup showed the offensive firepower that had been missing for much of the season. In their 8-4 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes Friday night, the Terrapins exploded for three home runs, more than enough to take their third straight victory and give them an edge in the battle for the final Big Ten Tournament spot.
Despite their best efforts to seemingly do otherwise, the Maryland Terrapins managed to win their series opener Thursday night against the Iowa Hawkeyes, 8-6, thanks to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth by shortstop A.J. Lee.