By Ben Tugendstein
The Maryland baseball team lost a battle of the lineups Wednesday afternoon to visiting George Washington, 19-10.
Junior Madison Nickens had a career day, blasting two no doubt homers, as part of a 3-5 day. And second baseman Nick Dunn collected three hits and scored three runs, raising his team high batting average to .442. But the Terrapins’ 18 hits proved moot, as the Colonials put a few crooked numbers up on the scoreboard at Bob “Turtle” Smith stadium, and outscored Maryland from beginning to end.
Starting pitcher John Murphy struggled, lasting just into the second inning before being pulled – having surrendered four runs on three hits. Middle relief failed to provide just that, and the Colonials continued to feast on Maryland pitching, putting up 19 runs on 20 hits.
Designated hitter Nick Cieri collected a pair of hits and RBI for Maryland (now 5-7.) Additionally, Kevin Smith extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
The Terps hope to regain some sound pitching and defense when they begin a series with Bryant on Friday in College Park.