The Terrapins completed a three-game sweep at Purdue after a 4-3 come from behind victory Sunday.
On Friday, the Terps and Boilermakers squared off in a doubleheader, moving Saturday’s game up in anticipation of foul weather. In the first game, Maryland’s bats came alive, scoring 12 runs on 14 hits. Catcher Kevin Martir led the way, with three hits, including a home run, three runs batted in, and three runs scored. Jose Cuas, Kevin Smith, and Willie Rios each had two RBI as well. Meanwhile, Mike Shawaryn was dominant on the mound, pitching seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out ten. Purdue scored three in the eighth off Maryland reliever Jack Piekos, but it wasn’t enough to get them back into the game. The Terps won 12-3, and Shawaryn picked up his 21st career win, making him Maryland’s all time wins leader.
In the nightcap of the doubleheader, the Terps took an early lead on Martir’s bases loaded two-run single in the first. Purdue scored two in the bottom half of the inning, but the Terps scored three in the third and never looked back. They would go on to win 7-3, with Martir collecting three hits, and Cuas picking up two RBI. Robert Galligan looked sharp in his first career start, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out ten over seven innings.
On Sunday, the Boilermakers jumped out to an early lead, scoring one in the third, one in the fifth, and one in the seventh. Meanwhile, the Terps couldn’t solve Purdue starter Gavin Downs, scoring just once through the first eight innings. Going into the top of the ninth down 3-1, a bases-loaded walk and an infield single tied the game. Then, with the bases loaded, pinch-hitter Kevin Biondic laid down a squeeze bunt, scoring the go-ahead run from third. Kevin Mooney, who came on in the eighth, pitched a scoreless ninth to a 4-3 comeback win and series win.
This was head coach John Szefc’s 100th career win at Maryland, and it pushed the Terrapins to 30-13 on the year. Their next game is at home against Delaware on Tuesday.