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.
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.
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.
The freshman scored the game winner against #14 Northwestern Sunday