The Terrapins, who took a 1-0 lead in the series, improved to 28-21 overall and 9-16 in the ACC. The Tigers dropped to 30-15 overall and 15-10 in ACC play.
Reed (6-3) threw 123 pitches to earn the win. He gave up just two runs on a two-run
homer and struck out 11. Kevin Mooney pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out
Tiger starter Daniel Gossett (7-3) suffered the loss, as he allowed five hits, four
runs (one earned), and two walks with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings pitched in the
shortest start of his career.
The Terrapins took the game's first lead with three unearned runs in the second
inning. Kevin Martir led off with a double to left field and Kyle Convissar was
hit-by-pitch. After both runners moved up a base on a passed ball, Anthony Papio
struck out looking. Jack Cleary struck out as well, but he reached first and Martir
scored on a wild pitch. Convissar was retired at the plate on Blake Schmit's bunt
back to the mound and Jose Cuas drew a two-out walk to load the bases. Charlie
White laced a single through the right side to score Cleary, then Jordan Hagel
walked on six pitches to score Schmit.
Convissar gave Maryland a 4-0 lead in the third inning when he hit a towering solo
homer to left field, his first long ball of the season.
Hagel lined a solo homer to left field, his third home run of the season, in the top
of the fourth inning.
Shane Kennedy put the Tigers on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning
when he belted a two-run homer to center field, his third long ball of the season.
Steven Duggar, who led off with a walk, also scored on the home run.
In the sixth inning, LaMonte Wade, Jr. led off with a single down the right-field
line, but was erased on Martir's fielder's choice. Convissar singled to left field,
then both runners moved up a base on Papio's groundout to second. Cleary then
belted an 0-2 pitch to left field for a two-out double to score Martir and
Convissar led Maryland's 14-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs.
White, Hagel, Wade, and Cleary all added two hits apiece.
Jay Baum had a team-high two hits for the Tigers, who totaled only four hits in the
Clemson and Maryland will play game-two of the three-game series on Sunday at 1:00
PM. The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday, but inclement
weather allowed the two teams to play only one game on Saturday.
Terps shutdown Tigers, 7-2
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