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.
Maryland’s hopes of reaching the 2019 Big Ten Baseball Tournament took another blow after they dropped the rubber match of their series to Minnesota, 2-1, at Siebert Field Sunday afternoon.
Maryland’s chances of making the Big Ten Baseball Tournament took a severe blow Saturday night. Despite a decent performance from Zach Thompson, the Terps’ batting lineup did not make an impact until it was too late, letting Minnesota come away with a 9-3 win in the second game of their three-game series.
Maryland baseball’s run of good play against Big Ten foes has come to a halt in their series against Michigan. Thanks to a disastrous fifth inning where Michigan put up four runs on Maryland despite the benefit of only one base hit, Maryland dropped their second in a row to the conference-leading Wolverines, 10-4.
The Maryland Terrapins are officially back above the .500 mark for the first time since April 13th. Their four-game road trip through the Keystone State ended in victory, with a 5-2 win over the Villanova Wildcats at Plymouth Meeting.
This season, Maryland have proven that, if nothing else, they can win on the road and they can win against the Big Ten. On Friday, they did not disappoint, as they took care of the slumping Penn State Nittany Lions 5-2 in the first of a three-game series in State College.
After taking one out of three from Ohio State and beating Virginia Commonwealth 10-5 on Tuesday, the Maryland Terrapins are back on the road for another weekend conference series against the Penn State Nittany Lions.
After taking the first game of a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at home over the Ohio State Buckeyes, and cruising to an 8-3 lead in the second game, the Maryland Terrapins seemed on their way to climbing over .500 and winning another conference series. Their season-long issues with hitting and fielding seemed only a memory.
But as they had against Maine earlier this season, the Terps let a commanding lead slip at home in the second game. Unlike with Maine, Maryland could not recover to take victory.
After a 14-1 loss to James Madison at home on Tuesday, the Maryland Terrapins’ struggles against smaller Virginia schools continued Wednesday in Falls Church. Despite a late comeback bid, early slip-ups doomed the Terps in a 9-5 road loss to George Mason that wasn’t nearly as close on paper as the result would suggest.
The Maryland Terrapins’ topsy-turvy season took another strange turn Friday, this one for the better. Following Wednesday’s home loss to West Virginia, the Terps went on the road and knocked off Big Ten rival Northwestern 13-8 in Evanston.
The Maryland Terrapins’ recent run of good play came to a halt at home against the West Virginia Mountaineers, as old bad habits resurfaced in an 8-1 loss.
The Maryland Terrapins regained some of their pride on Saturday, splitting a Saturday doubleheader against the Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign, Illinois. In so doing, they won their first series in over three weeks.
If there were a mercy rule in college baseball, Saturday’s so-called “game” would have been called by the fifth inning. The Maryland Terrapins – as well as their home students and fans – were not so fortunate, and were made to suffer one of the most embarrassing days in the history of the baseball program – a 20-5 shellacking at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers.
Though the Creighton Blue Jays seemingly did their very best to try and throw the game away in the bottom of the ninth, it wasn’t enough for the Maryland Terrapins to snap their home losing streak. With their nail-biting 8-6 win Sunday afternoon at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium, Creighton completed a weekend sweep of the Terrapins, whose once-promising season has hit a serious snag with their sixth loss in eight games – all coming at home.
Three home runs in the first two innings proved too much to overcome, as the Maryland Terrapins fell 3-2 to the Creighton Blue Jays in the first of a three-game set Friday night.
Two days removed from suffering a demoralizing no-hitter at the hands of East Carolina, the Maryland Terrapins’ bats finally came to life Tuesday afternoon. Riding dominant performances from Caleb Walls and A.J. Lee, as well as Maryland cruised to an 11-4 win over Elon in the first of a three-game set. In total, Elon used seven pitchers during the game, but not one had an answer for either Caleb Walls or A.J. Lee, who both put on career performances against the Phoenix.
Another day, another frustrating outing for the Maryland Terrapins. Despite a decent outing from Zach Thompson, runs were once again hard to come by, as the Terps dropped a second game to the East Carolina Pirates, 2-1 at home.
The Eastern Carolina Pirates flexed their muscle Friday night at Bob “Turtle Smith” Stadium against the Maryland Terrapins. Showing why the pollsters ranked them as the 17th-best in the nation, they overpowered Terrapins starter Hunter Parsons for six early runs and coasted to a 9-0 win in the first of a three-game set.