Terps Baseball crushes Georgetown; moves to 6-2 on the season with 14-5 win

The Maryland Terps (6-2) put together a nice bounce-back win against a local rival: the Georgetown Hoyas (3-5). The Terps have scored 27 combined runs at home this season.

Ryan Van Buren got the start for the Terps and was efficient all afternoon, going six innings and recording seven strikeouts in his second season start. He only allowed one walk, which improved from the last start. However, it didn’t start vital for Van Buren, who allowed a leadoff homerun to give Georgetown a quick 1-0 lead.

The lead didn’t last long, though, with the Hoyas’ pitcher struggling to find the strike zone and surrendering two quick walks in the bottom of the first. He only registered one strike through his first 14 pitches. It was a quick outing for Franco, who was pulled before recording an out.

Maryland kept piling on, with Alex Calarco plating two with a deep double to left field. Before the inning ended, the Terps totaled seven runs. ,Kevin Keister hit a huge, no doubt, two-run home run the following inning. Then the Iowa Transer, Sam Hojnar, extended the lead with a solo home run. Hojnar now has 12 RBIs on the season.

Georgetown caused some trouble in the sixth, with Owen Carapellotti bringing home two with a triple and Josh Rolling adding on with his own RBI single. Regardless, the Hoyas could never catch up to Maryland. Eventually, freshman Duke McCarron closed the game for Maryland, going three innings and allowing just one hit.

Head coach Matt Swope talked about the dominant Maryland performance after the game.

“I felt like we were threatening the whole game.” “I thought we did a really good job of that, just staying consistent. We talk about being relentless for 27 outs, and I think we did that for 24 outs today.”

Matt Swope after the game

Maryland now travels to VCU for their second game of the week.

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