Friday the 13 is a day known for bad luck. The Terps fell victim to the notoriously evil day before they even took the field against the Michigan Wolverines on Friday.
Taylor Bloom, who was scheduled to take the mound for Maryland, was struck with a foul ball during warmups and ruled out for the game. Mike Vasturia was given the starting spot, and things did not go well for the redshirt freshman.
The Wolverines struck for four runs in the first inning. An RBI double from Jonathan Engelmann and homers off the bats of Jesse Franklin and Dominic Clementi quickly gave Michigan a lead they never relinquished.
Vasturia only lasted two innings, allowing five runs, four of which were earned. A combination of Grant Burleson, Elliot Zoellner, Billy Phillips and Alec Tuohy finished out the game for the Terps. While Phillips, Tuohy and Burleson only allowed two runs in 5 ⅓ innings, Zoellner struggled, allowing three in only ⅔ innings of work.
As for Michigan, starter Tommy Henry continued his strong 2018 campaign, allowing just three runs over 6 ⅓ innings. The performance was enough for Henry to pick up his sixth win of the season.
Nick Dunn and Marty Costes made up all of Maryland’s offense on the afternoon, each with two RBIs. Dunn was the only Terp to record multiple hits, going 2-for-4.
Game two starts tomorrow at 2 p.m.