Late Charge Lifts Terps Over Cougars In Extra Inning Affair

Late Charge Lifts Terps Over Cougars In Extra Inning Affair
Maryland scored twice in the ninth and broke the deadlock with two in the 10th to rally from a 2-0 deficit and escape with a 4-2 win over College of Charleston on a rainy Sunday at Patriots Point. (Source: College of Charleston Baseball)

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. --- Maryland scored twice in the ninth and broke the deadlock with two in the 10th to rally from a 2-0 deficit and escape with a 4-2 win over College of Charleston on a rainy Sunday at Patriots Point.

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LEADING OFF

Final Score: Maryland 4, College of Charleston 2

Location: Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Records: Charleston (2-1), Maryland (3-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Freshmen CJ Czerwinski of Charleston and Sean Burke of Maryland engaged in a pitcher’s duel through the first five innings with the game entering the sixth scoreless. The Cougars opened the scoring with a run in the sixth and added one in the eighth to take a 2-0 lead into the ninth. Maryland quickly responded with a single and a double to start the frame and tied the game on a pair of errant pitches to send the game to extra innings. The Terps then scored twice in the 10th to complete the comeback.

STANDOUT PERFORMANCE

Harrison Hawkins went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI single and added a leaping catch in left. The senior scored the opening run following a leadoff double in the sixth and drove in the Cougars' second run with a grounder up the middle in the eighth.

NOTABLES

· Ari Sechopoulos collected a pair of singles to continue his strong start to the season.

· Czerwinski tossed five strong innings scattering three hits and fanning two in his collegiate debut.

· Matt Lobeck picked up his first collegiate RBI with a fielder’s choice in the sixth.

· Tradd James tossed two hitless frames in his season debut with a pair of strikeouts.

· Luke Stageberg collected his first collegiate triple in the eighth and scored on a single by Harrison.

· Both teams converted on 2-for-3 opportunities with a runner on third and less than two outs.

NEXT UP

Charleston returns to the diamond on Tuesday when the Cougars host crosstown foe Charleston Southern at 4:00 p.m. at Patriots Point.