Terps earn the series win against the Eagles with a 6-1 victory

The Maryland Terrapins (2-0) secured their second-straight win, defeating the Georgia Southern Eagles (0-2) with a score of 6-1.

The Terps wasted no time getting on the board, as freshman Chris Hacopian launched his first-career collegiate home run, giving the Terps a two-run lead.

Chris Hacopian is the younger brother of Eddie Hacopian – who plays first base for the Terps. The younger Hacopian was initially committed to Wake Forest, but he changed his commitment to the Terps last year. The Maryland native has earned the starting third-baseball role and the second spot in the batting order. Meanwhile against, the older brother, Eddie Hacopian, went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Chris spoke on his first career home after the game.

“It was pure excitement. I’m just happy to help my team score some runs and help us win.”

– Chris Hacopian said after the game

Along with stellar offense, the pitching was dominant once again. During the season, Maryland’s pitching staff has allowed only four hits. In game two against the Eagles, Logan Koester earned the start for the Terps. The George Washington transfer allowed one run across four innings. In addition, freshman Joey McMannis made his Maryland debut, surrendering just one hit in four innings. Dartmouth transfer Trystan Sarcone got the ball to close the game for Maryland and earned his first save of the season.

After Hacopian’s home run, the Terps expanded their lead to three runs in the fourth inning with an RBI single by Elijah Lambros. However, in the bottom of the frame, Georgia Southern got on the board to make the game 3-1. In the following inning Maryland, the offense stayed strong when Maryland loaded the bases, and Jacob Orr recorded an RBI walk. The Terps had three occasions with the bases loaded but could only push one run across. Head coach Matt Swope acknowledged the struggle after the game.

“I felt like we could have scored a bit more there. We loaded the bases three times and could only push one across. I would have liked to see more, but I won’t complain about an opening series win.”

Head coach Matt Swope told the media

Along with the base hits, Maryland did a sufficient job of working counts and earned five walks throughout the game. On the flip side, the Terps totaled six strikeouts.

Tomorrow, the Terps will go for the series sweep. Maryland will take the field for the final time against Georgia Southern at 1:00 p.m. ET. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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