Parsons pitches Maryland past James Madison

By Ben Tugendstein

Maryland baseball broke out offensively to support a solid starting pitching performance by freshman RHP Hunter Parsons. Parson went seven strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits to help even up the Terrapins’ overall record to 15-15.

One of James Madison’s hits off the Terps’ starter was a Zach Tondi home run in the second inning, pushing the Dukes up 1-0. From there Parsons shut down the JMU lineup striking out four, and keeping the ball on the ground.

Maryland only recorded one hit in the first three innings before they finally woke up in the fourth. With the bases empty and two outs, Kevin Biondic singled to keep the inning alive before Kevin Smith blasted a homer to pull the Terps ahead.

The Terrapins scored again in the sixth on a Nick Cieri RBI single, and twice again in the seventh. Maryland put together another two out rally, capitalized by a Madison Nickens two run double.

Mike Rescigno pitched a clean ninth for his second save of the season, and secured Parsons first win of the season.

The Terps play again Friday in College Park as they host Big Ten foe Ohio State.

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