Terps’ win streak ends with 9-2 loss to no. 11 North Carolina

By Megan Smedley

The Maryland Baseball team’s eight game win streak came to an end Tuesday afternoon as the Terps fell to no. 11 North Carolina 9-2.

Hunter Parsons was on the mound for the Terps and ran into trouble early in the first inning. After a sacrifice fly, first baseman Zach Gahagan hit a solo home run to left field. Two more runs scored in the second inning ending a quick outing for Parsons. Parsons finished the day going only 1.2 innings allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits. His ERA now sits at 11.91.

Maryland got on the board in the third inning with a pair of runs. Following walks from AJ Lee and Justin Morris, sophomore second baseman Nick Dunn hit a two-run single to right field scoring Morris and Lee.

North Carolina extended its lead in the fourth inning scoring four runs off of reliever Ryan Hill. Designated hitter Ashton McGee hit a three-run homer to right field put the Tarheels up 8-2. North Carolina tacked on another run in the seventh with an RBI groundout from Gahagan.

Nick Dunn’s RBI single was the lone hit for the Terps this afternoon. Maryland has not had only one hit in a game since their 14-0 loss to LSU back in February. The team also struck out 12 times throughout the day. Maryland looks to bounce back this weekend with a home series against Princeton.

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