Maryland Baseball- Weekend Recap

The Terps did not open the season the way they hoped, but hope to rebound this weekend v.s. Delaware

The Maryland Terrapins baseball team opened up their season in Miami this weekend in a three-game set against Florida International University. Unfortunately, the Terps' did not start the year out the way they might have hoped. While the Terps were swept this weekend in their opening series, there were a few bright spots that the team can build on moving forward in the season.

Game One-Friday, February 19, 2010

Catcher Jack Cleary went 3-3 with 2 RBIs while left fielder Brandon Padula added a 3-4 effort in the loss to FIU. While Cleary and Padula teamed up for 6 hits, the rest of the Terrapins only combined for 3 more. Junior Brett Harman (0-1) took the mound for the Terps on Opening Day and came out with a strong early effort. Harman shut down FIU in the first 4 innings and it seemed like he would cruise his way to victory. The fifth inning wasn't so easy. Four runs on four hits sent Harman to the bench. FIU took advantage of the momentum shift by scoring 10 runs to UMD's 3. Harman ended with seven strikeouts, one walk, and four earned runs. Final score: 10-3 FIU

Game Two-Saturday, February 20, 2010

FIU came out early in the second and third innings with 6 hits and 8 runs. The Terps couldn't come back from such a huge early deficit. Eric Potter (0-1) started for the Terps. He finished with 5 strikeouts and seven earned runs on seven hits. FIU's Corey Polizzano (1-0) pitched 6 innings of good baseball allowing seven hits and no earned runs. David Pourtier and Alfredo Rodriguez each had two hits for the Terps. Final score: 11-2 FIU

Game Three-Sunday, February 21, 2010

Adam Kolarek pulled double duty for the Terrapins in their loss to FIU in a weekend sweep. Not only did he play some first base, but the Catonsville, MD junior also pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief for the Terps. FIU's second inning sustained them for the entire game. Their 4 runs on 2 hits gave them the momentum they needed in a game in which UMD was never out of contention. Maryland's only run came in the sixth inning where a FIU error combined with an Alfredo Rodriguez single put the Terps in position to do some damage. But, after a strikeout and a pop fly, the inning was over with the Terps leaving 2 runners on base. Keeping the score close and clutch relief pitching by Adam Kolarek Dan Gentzler kept Maryland in the game and look to be a good sign for Coack Bakich and his Terrapins squad. Final score: 4-1 FIU

The Terps look to improve on their 0-3 start this weekend as they take on Delaware in their home opener.

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