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April 10, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland defeated the Virginia Cavaliers, 7-4, at Shipley Field this evening as Terp starter Brandon Agamennone pitched his first complete game of the season to improve to 4-5 on the year.

Virginia scored first in the third inning as Eric Snoddy hit a home run to left field to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead. The Terps responded in the bottom of the inning with two runs. Three consecutive hits, singles by J.R. Thomas and Mike D’Archangelo followed by a double by Larry Long, gave the Terps a 2-1 lead.

Virginia scored three runs in the fifth as Tim LaVigne led off the inning with his fourth home run of the season and 1-out single by Brian Sherlock scored Snoddy and Ted Kinsman, who both singled, to give the Cavaliers a 4-2 lead.

The Terps battled back and scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 7-4 lead. With the bases loaded, Casey Trout was hit by a pitch, Scott Bronowicz then grounded out to score a run and a throwing error by shortstop Tim LaVigne plated two more runs to give the Terps the three-run advantage.

Agamennone (4-5) allowed eight hits, struck out 13 and walked none in his complete game effort. Javier Lopez (4-2) suffered the loss for Virginia.

The Terps and Cavaliers meet tomorrow at Shipley Field. Game time is 2 p.m.

Virginia    0  0  1  0  3  0  0  0  0       4  8  1Maryland    0  0  2  0  0  1  4  0  x       7  4  0

WP: Brandon Agamennone (4-5)LP: Javier Lopez (4-2)HR: Eric Snoddy (2), Tim LaVigne (4)

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