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.