Baseball Drops Game Two to Maryland, 4-1
May 17, 2013
College Park, Md. - The Boston College baseball team lost the second game of the series to Maryland, 4-1, on Friday evening at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium. The Terrapins (29-25, 10-19 ACC) outhit the Eagles (12-39, 4-24 ACC), 9-3. The two teams will face off in the rubber match on Saturday.
Junior RHP Eric Stevens (0-12) pitched five innings, allowed seven hits, three runs - all earned - one walk and struck out two. He finished the 2013 season with a 6.31 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 71.1 innings.
RHP Jake Stinnett (6-5) went 7.2 innings, allowed just three hits, one unearned run, two walks and struck out seven. Right-hand reliever Kevin Mooney earned his ninth save, pitching the ninth, walking two and striking out one.
The Terps were the first to score, tallying two runs on three hits in the fourth. Kyle Convissar smacked one to short, which freshman Joe Cronin picked up on the diving stop, but slipped before making the throw. Kevin Martir followed with a base hit and Anthony Papio drove in Convissar with a double to right. With runners on second and third, Blake Schmit executed a squeeze bunt with Martir coming home for the second run of the game. Stevens ended the inning with a groundout to second.
Maryland added a run the following inning as Jose Cuas led off with a single up the middle and scored on a double to left by Jordan Hagel.
The Eagles got one back in the sixth as Cronin tallied a one-out single to center to extend his career-long hit streak to four games. Junior John Hennessy chopped one back to Stinnett, who attempted to get Cronin at second, but his throw was wide, allowing both runners to move into scoring position. Senior Matt Paré grounded to second to plate Cronin.
UMD scored in the bottom of the inning with freshman left-hander Jesse Adams on the hill as he loaded the bases with one out on two singles and a hit by pitch. Charlie White hit a fly ball to left to make it a 4-1 game.
Graduate student LHP Nate Bayuk and freshman RHP John Nicklas combined for a scoreless eighth and ninth, without allowing a hit. Bayuk recorded a walk and strikeout while Nicklas retired the Terps in order on three ground balls.
The Eagles and Terrapins finish the season with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, May 18.