By Gillian Vesely
The Maryland Terrapins fell to 29-13 on the season after losing two of three games at Indiana the weekend of April 29.
The Terps, who entered the series at No. 22, split the day on Saturday, first losing 9-2 in the opening game of a doubleheader then coming back to win by the same score in the second game.
In the first game, the Hoosiers’ offense wasted no time figuring out the Terps pitchers, jumping on junior Ryan Hill to record three runs. Indiana then tacked onto their total with six runs off Hunter Parsons. Maryland, meanwhile, couldn’t string together much offense, tallying just six hits compared to Indiana’s 12.
In the second game, Marty Costes led the way for the Terps, going 3-for-5, including a home run, at the plate. Zach Jancarski, Brandon Gum and Nick Dunn also had strong offensive performances, each recording two hits on the day. Tyler Blohm went 6 1/3 innings for the win.
On Sunday, in a game that weather and a travel curfew shortened to 7 1/2 innings, the Terps and Hoosiers each recorded nine hits, but Indiana ultimately got the 6-3 win. Jancarski and Costes showed up again for the Terps, smacking two hits apiece, but Maryland, down three into their final offensive opportunity in the eighth inning, could not rally back.
The Terps will play Towson May 3 before returning to Big Ten play in a series against Illinois starting May 5.