Terps baseball wins first of three-game series; 8-3 defeats Bryant

The Maryland Terps won the first of a three-game series, defeating Braynt 8-3 on Friday night.

Kenny Lippman took the mound for the Terps, recording his first home start of the season. He gave up one earned run in six innings of work, striking out nine batters and giving up three hits while walking three batters.

Lippman’s pitching gave the Terps a comfortable lead. He talked with the media after his dominant performance and getting more comfortable early in this season.

“Felt like the stuff was a lot sharper today, a lot cleaner, more through the zone. A lot more settled than what happened in the last few starts, so just getting more comfortable.”

— Lippman said after the game

Trystan Sarcone relieved Lippman in the seventh and completed the game for the Terps, earning the save in the process.

The offensive performance was led by Eddie Hacopian, who went 3-for-4 with three RBIs at the plate. He registered his ninth game with multiple hits. Hacopian also has a four-game streak with multiple RBIs. In the first inning, Chris Hacopian drove his brother home, allowing Maryland to take a 1-0 lead. In the second inning, Elijah Lambros and Brayden Martin got on base, and E. Hacopian plated Lambros, extending the Terp’s lead to two runs.

The Terps continued to pile on, and in the bottom of the fifth inning, E. Hagopian hammered a two-run RBI single with the bases loaded. After Chris Hacopian doubled, which plated another run. Suddenly, Maryland had a seven-run lead. Maryland never surrendered and kept their foot on the gas pedal, ultimately winning 8-3.

Maryland continues their three-game series at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The game can be streamed on Big Ten Plus.

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