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April 11, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md.– Maryland starter Tom Curtiss scattered six hits in 8.1 innings and allowed one earned run as the Terps defeated the Cavaliers, 10-3, this afternoon at Shipley Field. The win was Maryland’s seventh consecutive victory and improved the Terps to 15-18-1 overall, 3-10 in the ACC. With the loss, Virginia dropped to 19-16-1 overall, 4-12 in the conference.

Entering the bottom of the sixth in a scoreless game, the Terps put together a 2-out rally that scored four runs. A fielder’s choice and four consecutive hits, including a triple by Casey Trout and a double by Scott Bronowicz, gave the Terps a 4-0 lead. The Terps extended their lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the seventh with RBI singles by Larry Long and Chris Blue.

The Terps sent nine batters to the plate in the home portion of the eighth inning and scored four runs on two walks and four hits, all singles.

Virginia scored its three runs in the top of the ninth. With 1-out, Ted Kinsman reached base on an error and Hunter Wyant followed with a single. With runners on first and second, Brian Sherlock singled to break-up Curtiss’ shut-out attempt.

The final game of the series is tomorrow at 4 p.m. The contest is the ACC Game of the Week and will be televised by Home Team Sports (HTS).

Virginia    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3        3   7  1Maryland    0  0  0  0  0  4  2  4  x       10  12  1 

WP: Tom Curtiss (1-1), Ginsberg (9) and BronowiczLP: Kevin Shrout (4-4), Creswell (7), Chapman (8) and Rueffert

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