Terps baseball completes the sweep, defeats Bulldogs 11-7

The Maryland Terps (9-3) completed the series sweep against the Bryant Bulldogs by defeating them 7-4 on Sunday afternoon. Head coach Matt Swope earned his first sweep as a head coach.

Freshman Joey McMannis took the mound for the Terps. He went 2 1/3 innings, allowing three hits, three earned runs, and recording four walks against two strikeouts. Meanwhile, Tyler Horvat earned the start for the Bulldogs, working four innings and registering five strikeouts while giving up three earned runs.

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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.

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Terps Baseball Suffers Blow-Out Loss to VCU, Falls 15-7

The Maryland Terps (6-3) were in full control until the bottom of the seventh inning, where they faced a total collapse. VCU recorded 11 runs in the frame, with head coach Matt Swope making two pitching changes in the inning.

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Maryland Terps with another loss at home

Maryland got their second half surge but it was too little and too late. They fell to Northwestern by a final score of 68-61. This was a low scoring affair as the combined scoring with 15:40 remaining in the game was at 66 points. Both Maryland and Northwestern looked lost at times with few answers to score. In the first half, Maryland was 1-13 in 3-point shots, and that shot came from the freshman DeShawn Harris-Smith. The Terps finished at 2-22 with the other 3-pointer in the second half by Jahmir Young. Northwestern racked up the team fouls to put Maryland up at the line with nearly 10-minutes remaining in the game, but Maryland still couldn’t take advantage.

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Game #29 Terps have Northwestern tonight

The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team has their final February game with Northwestern visiting College Park. After this game, the Terps just have Indiana on Sunday, and a week off before they face Penn State on the road on March 10. After that the Terps head to the Big-Ten Tournament on March 13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota for their lone shot to win that tournament in order to make the NCAA March Madness.

The Terps returned their “Big Three” of fifth-year seniors Jahmir Young and Donta Scott, along with junior big man Julian Reese and added some impressive freshmen like 6’5″ guard DeShawn Harris-Smith. Young leads Maryland with 20.8 points per game, third best in the Big Ten and 16th nationally, followed by Reese (14.0 points, 9.9 rebounds), and Scott rounds out the top scorers with 11.5 points per game.

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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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Terps Baseball defeats Panthers 10-4 with impressive offensive performance

The Maryland Terps (5-1) kept their foot on the gas pedal and defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers 10-4. With a win against Washington on Sunday, the Terps put themselves in a prime position to place in the Kleberg Bank College Classic.

Maryland got on the board first, plating seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Terps recorded a three-run double, two RBI singles, and a two-run home run to the right field. Although the Panthers got two runs back in the top of the fourth, they could never overtake Maryland’s early lead.

Logan Koester started the game for the Terps and did well against the Panthers. He threw five innings, allowing six hits and four runs. Koester performed well at the start and pitched three scoreless innings to start the game.

Head coach Matt Swope spoke on the impressive second-inning offensive performance after the game.

“Just a huge second inning from the guys.” I thought their guy had good stuff, his ball had a lot of run. We were just able to build a big inning, punch through, and I have to give the guys credit. The guys were just relentless in that second inning. We had a little lull in the middle of the game, but we were able to add on late and tack on at the end. It was a really big win for the guys against an ACC opponent.”

HC Matt Swpe after the gamer

Kevin Keister and Hojnar were the stars of the show on Saturday. Hojnar plated four runs on his own, tallying two doubles and recording his second game in a row with four RBIs. Meanwhile, Keister reached base on five occasions and propelled the offensive showing on Saturday, going 3-for-3 with two walks. Eddie Hacopian extended his streak to five consecutive games with a base hit, including two multi-hit games.

Maryland plays their final game of the Kleberg Bank College Classic on Sunday. They’ll face off against Washington at Noon ET.

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Terps Baseball mounts three-run comeback; defeats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 7-5

The Maryland Terps (4-1) completed their second comeback of the season, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 7-5. With the win, the Terps start 1-0 in the 2024 Kleberg Bank College Classic.

Eddie Hacopian got things rolling with a leadoff double on the game’s first pitch. A few batters later – his brother – Chris Hacopian brought his brother home via a single. As a result, Maryland took a quick 1-0 lead in the first. Corpus Christi had some early success in the bottom of the frame and loaded up the bases with zero outs. However, they could only score two runs as they grounded into a double play. The Islanders scored two more in the fourth and expanded their lead to 4-1.

For the second game this season, the Terps started to rally late. Jacob Orr started the rally and hit an RBI single, driving in Devin Russell. Then, the Islanders made a pitching change with the Terps loading the bases. Sam Hojnar hit a two-run RBI single with the bases loaded, tying the game at four.

In the ninth inning, Eddie Hacopian hit an RBI single, and with Orr scoring, the Terps took the lead. Maryland didn’t let their foot off the gas pedal, and Hojnar hammered a two-run homer, giving the Terps a three-run lead heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Head coach Matt Swope put the ball in Trystan Sarcone’s hands at the bottom of the ninth quarter, and Sarcone got the job done, securing his first save of the season. On Friday night, Hojnar was one of the more impressive Terps players, going 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Hojnar has a hot start this season after transferring from Iowa last season.

Kenny Lippman got the start for Maryland and went five innings, allowing four runs and six hits and recording three walks against four strikeouts. However, Nate Haberthier earned the win for the Terps. Haberthier got out of two-bases-loaded jams in three innings.

“It’s awesome playing behind a guy like Nate.” “You can see from everywhere he has so much confidence on the mound. Bases loaded, both times, he was in there in big spots, and we didn’t have any doubts that he was going to do his job. He just has that confidence on the mound, and it’s really easy to play behind him in a situation like that.” 

Sam Hojnar after the game

Next, Maryland plays their second game of the Kleberg Bank College Classic. They’ll face off against Pittsburgh this Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

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Maryland Baseball can’t complete the sweep; offense struggles in series finale

The Maryland Terps (2-1) couldn’t complete the sweep and were defeated by the Georgia Southern Eagles (1-2) 7-3.

Maryland’s offense struggled in the series finale against Georgia Southern pitcher Ty Fisher. Fisher allowed just one run on eight strikeouts and one walk through six innings. Meanwhile, it was the opposite for Maryland. Junior Meade Johnson made his 2024 Terps debut but could only manage three ⅓ innings before being pulled out of the game. Johnson allowed five runs during his first appearance of the season.

The Terps and Eagles totaled the same amount of hits (7) but the difference was Georgia Southern had twice the amount of walks as Maryland.

The Terps scored first, but then the Eagles scored five unanswered runs. With two outs in the third inning, fifth-year senior Charlie Gelnon recorded his first base hit on the season, registering a two-out double. Shortly after, Freshman Brayden Martin plated Gelnon with a base hit.

However, in the following inning, Georgia Southern took the lead with a big offensive inning. Base hits, errors, and a wild pitch allowed the Eagles to take a 3-1 lead going into the fourth inning. Moreover, the onslaught continued when Luke Odden hammered a double down the right-field line, and he was brought home via a Josh Tate single.

Junior Jacob Orr helped to cut the Terps deficit with an RBI single, and a few batters later, Junior Eddie Hacopian scored because of a wild pitch. However, it wasn’t only a short time until the Eagles expanded their lead, with Sam Blancato hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh.

Maryland will now return home to College Park where they’ll take on Mount St Mary’s at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Terps blew their chance to upset Illinois and lose by 5

The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team entered this game with heavy hearts after learning of the passing of iconic coach Lefty Driesell earlier that morning. The team had a pregame tribute for Driesell as well as the team wore their throwback uniforms that dated back to Driesell’s era from the 1970’s to the 80’s. Many of Driesell’s ex-players were in attendance, and unfortunately they saw their Terps narrowly lose to 14th ranked Illinois.

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