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.
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.
Feature photo courtesy of umterps.com. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Entering Saturday’s contest at Ohio State as overwhelming underdogs, Terrapins’ football matched the nation’s first-ranked team blow-for-blow. Read More