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Savacool, Big Bats Blast Albany, 18-3, In Series Opener

Savacool, Big Bats Blast Albany, 18-3, In Series Opener

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Maryland won its sixth game in a row using a dominant Friday afternoon from Jason Savacool and RBI knocks from eight different players to give them an 18-3 win over UAlbany in the series-opening matchup. The Terps improved to 10-7 overall while the Great Danes are now 2-8-1.  

Jason Savacool dominated from the opening frame, earning his third win of the season. The junior threw seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out seven batters.

Three Terps hit homers in the win as Matt Woods went deep twice, giving him four homers in the last three games. He went 3-for-6 with four RBIs. 

Eddie Hacopian and Bobby Zmarzlak went back-to-back in the seventh inning to break open the game. Hacopian went 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Zmarzlak scored three runs while going 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Nick Lorusso extended his hitting streak to 16 games as he went 2-for-4 with four RBIs.  Eight of the Terps’ starters had hits in the game. Matt Shaw drove in a pair. Luke Shliger went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Breaking Down The Action

  • The Terps struck first in the bottom of the second, as a  Lorusso stand up double into the right field gap scored Zmarzlak and Shaw to give Maryland an early 2-0 advantage.
  • A Woods solo home run into deep right center gave the Terps another run in the bottom of the third inning, giving them a 3-0 lead.
  • The following two frames were dominated by pitching as both teams produced scoreless innings, highlighted by Savacool’s two strikeouts in the top of the sixth inning keeping the score 3-0 Terps.
  • The Terps added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth as  Shaw drove in two runs with a well placed double down the left field line, making it a 5-0 Maryland advantage.
  • Back-to-back solo home runs from Hacopian and  Zmarzlak over the right field fence gave the Terps a 7-0 lead heading in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • The Terps added…

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