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Terps Falter In 6-3 Loss Against Albany

Terps Falter In 6-3 Loss Against Albany

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Maryland came up short against Albany on Saturday afternoon in a 6-3 loss at Bob “Turtle” Smith stadium as the Terps (10-8) and Great Danes (3-9-1) have traded wins in the first two games of this weekend series.

Up 2-1 in the fifth inning, Maryland starter Nick Dean, who struggled with control early on, gave up four runs to Albany, starting with an error by Kevin Keister that allowed the Great Danes to tie the game. 

Dan Tauken delivered the big blow for Albany two batters later, hitting a three-run home run that gave the Great Danes a 5-2 lead at that point. 

Maryland took a 2-1 lead in the third thanks to an RBI groundout from Matt Shaw and an RBI single up the middle from Keister. The Terps cut into the deficit in the bottom of the sixth as Bobby Zmarzlak reached on an RBI fielder’s choice, scoring Ian Petrutz.

The Terps out-hit Albany, 10-6, in the loss, with four players recording multi-hit games, but they also left nine men on base overall.

Breaking Down The Action

  • Albany struck first in the top of the second, scoring on a sacrifice fly from Dunkel, 0-1.
  • Shaw tied things up with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the third for Maryland, 1-1.
  • Keister gave the Terps the lead in the bottom of the third with a two-out RBI single, 2-1.
  • Dunkel reaches on an error as a run scores for Albany to tie things up in the top of the fifth, 2-2.
  • Albany takes the lead after a three-run homer from Tauken, capping off a four-run fifth for the Great Danes, 2-5.
  • Zmarzlak cut the deficit to two runs in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI fielder’s choice, scoring Petrutz, 3-5.
  • Albany re-extended the lead with a solo home run from Binder in the top of the seventh, 3-6.

By The Numbers

  • 7: Woods extended his hitting streak to seven games, sitting with a .428 average (12-of-28) with 14 RBIs in that stretch. 
  • 10: The number of bases stolen by Matt Shaw this season.
  • 17: With his single in the bottom of the first inning Lorusso has hit safely in 17 consecutive games. 
  • 18: Keister has reached base safely in each of the Terps’ 18 games this season.

Up Next

  • The Terps and Great Danes wrap up their weekend series at Bob ‘Turtle’ Smith Stadium at 1 p.m. EST Sunday. The game will be broadcast on B1G+ and the Maryland Baseball Network.

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