Maryland Baseball- Weekend Recap

The University of Maryland's baseball team chalked up their first sweep of the season this weekend.

The University of Maryland Terrapins tallied their first sweep of the season this weekend as they dominated Hofstra.

Friday, March 3, 2010 Win 6-3

On Friday, The Terps' Eric Potter (1-1) found himself in an old fashioned pitching duel with Hofstra's Sean Monaghan (0-1) for the first six innings. With Maryland leading 2-1 after a few key hits in the first two innings, both teams went scoreless until the seventh inning. Maryland's 3-run seventh can be attributed to David Poutier's bases loaed-single which sparked the Terps and gave them a comfortable lead which sustained them for the rest of the game. Gutsy bunts and squeezes called by Coach Erik Bakich proved to be most effective in the Terps' win over the Pride. Potter recorded the win, Monaghan had the loss for the Pride and Ian Schwalenberg provided 9th inning relief for the Terps and closed out the game to put Maryland in the win column for the second consecutive game.

Saturday, March 4, 2010 Win 10-3

Brett Harman (1-2) finally found his stride on Saturday as his 8 strikeouts in as many innings set the Terps up for their 3rd consecutive win. Interestingly enough, Harman wasn't the headliner in this blowout win for UMD. The team as a whole pulled their cleats on that morning and decided it was time to show the country their speed. Maryland as a team combined for a school record eight steals in the showdown Saturday against Hofstra. Add that with a 3-run homerun courtesy of centerfielder Matt Marquis, and the Terps never flinched as they cruised to victory. UMD coach Erik Bakich must like what he sees as the Terps' few mistakes result in their first "statement win” of the season.

Sunday, March 5, 2010 Win 7-5

Sunday's win against the Pride of Hofstra might have solidified the Terps as a team that shouldn't be taken lightly as they head into ACC play against Virginia Tech this weekend. One player has consistently shown throughout the start of this early season that he is one of the best in the country. Brandon Padula's 3-5 day which included 4 RBI's, 2 runs scored and an impressive first-pitch bomb over the left field wall that accounted for 3 runs in the eighth inning gave the Terps the lead as they concluded a three-game sweep against Hofstra. Adam Kolarek (1-0) took the win for the Terps, Dan Gentzler recorded the save and Jeff Guthridge took the loss for Hofstra. Brandon Padula, now hitting .568 this season (second in the ACC) has been an important asset to Maryland this season and looks to continue his dominance in the upcoming series against the Hokies of Virginia Tech.

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