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Baseball Travels To Maryland For Regular Season Finale

Baseball Travels To Maryland For Regular Season Finale


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team travels to Maryland for a three-game conference series to wrap up the regular season. The series begins on Thursday at 6 p.m. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6 p.m. and the series concludes on Saturday at 2 p.m. All games will be broadcast on B1G+.
 
Penn State, led by Mike Gambino, is 23-23 overall (9-12 Big Ten) after falling at Pitt on Tuesday. PSU won two of three games against Rutgers last weekend.
 
Maryland, coached by Matt Swope, is 34-19 overall (10-11 Big Ten). The Terrapins won the series at Boston College last weekend.
 
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FOLLOW ALONG

 
LEADING OFF

  • Penn State visits Maryland for the final weekend of the regular season.
  • The Nittany Lions trail 23-19 in the all-time series against Maryland and took one of three games against the Terrapins in 2023.
  • Last weekend, Penn State took two of three games against Rutgers, winning both on walk-offs in the ninth.
  • On Friday, Bryce Molinaro launched two homers and Grant Norris drove in the winning run with a single in the ninth.
  • On Sunday, PSU rallied for four runs in the ninth, starting with homers by Bobby Marsh and Norris and ending with a single by Joe Jaconski.
  • The Nittany Lions have 60 homers this season, its most since hitting 67 in 1999.
  • Grant Norris is tied second in the Big Ten with 14 homers, while Adam Cecere is tied eighth with 13.
  • In Big Ten games, Norris leads the league with 10 homers, while Cecere and Bryce Molinaro are tied third with 7.
  • J.T. Marr is second in the Big Ten in average (.416) and hits per game (1.72).

 
SCOUTING MARYLAND

  • Head Coach Matt Swope is in his first season as head coach at Maryland after serving 11 seasons on the Maryland staff.
  • Swope played at Maryland from 1999-02 and then worked his way up from director of operations (2013-17) to assistant coach (2017-22) to associate head coach (2022-23) before being elevated to head coach.
  • Maryland is 34-19 overall and 10-11 in Big Ten play. Last weekend, the Terrapins won two of three games at Boston College.
  • The Terrapins rank 11th in the Big Ten with a .273 average and 10th in the conference averaging 6.8 runs per game.
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