Baseball Wins Series Finale Against Maryland
April 12, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Virginia Cavaliers avoided the series sweep with a 9-1 win over the Maryland Terrapins this afternoon at Shipley Field. With the win the Cavaliers improve to 20-16-1 overall, 5-12 in the ACC, while the Terps’ overall mark stands at 15-19-1, 3-11 in the conference. The loss snapped Maryland’s seven game winning streak.
Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Ted Kinsman led off the game with a single, advanced to second base on a passed ball and crossed the plate on an E.J. Anderson single. The Cavaliers increased their lead to 3-0 in the second as the Terps committed two errors in the inning. With runner at first and third, a throwing error by Maryland’s first baseman Jason Schlegel to home plate on a ball hit by Eric Snoddy allowed Javier Lopez to score, giving the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead. Virginia’s other run in the inning scored on a Tim LaVigne sacrifice bunt that platted Josh Bowling, who got on base with a single.
Maryland scored its only run in the third when J.R. Thomas led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a single by Larry Long. Long stole second base and the throw by catcher Josh Bowling sailed into center field to score Thomas.
Two Maryland errors in the sixth inning allowed Virginia to score five runs, four of which were unearned. Virginia’s only earned run was a home run by Ryan Gilleland, a solo shot to left field.
Virginia starter Casey Kennedy pitched eight innings, struck out five and walked none to earn his fifth win of the season. Maryland’s Mike Wooden went 5.2 innings and allowed nine runs, seven of which were unearned.
Virginia 1 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 9 9 1Maryland 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 5
WP: Casey Kennedy (5-3), LaVigne (9) and BowlingLP: Mike Wooden (1-5), Hart (6) and Bronowicz