COLLEGE PARK, Md.— Five Maryland pitchers combined to throw a one-hit shutout to defeat the Coppin State baseball team 27-0 on Wednesday at Shipley Field.
The Terps (12-5) scattered 25 hits, eight for extra bases, while stealing eight bases in the game. A.J. Casario led the charge by batting a triple away from the cycle with four hits in six at bats. He scored four and, aided by a grand slam in the sixth, drove in seven runs.
Steve Braun batted 4-for-4 with four runs scored, while Brandon Mise came from the dugout to bat 3-for-3 with three runs scored for Maryland. Every Terp that made an appearance at the plate had a hit and only two were left without an RBI.
Brett Curl allowed one hit and struck out four in four innings pitched and 14 batters faced as Maryland’s starter. Nick Pearce, Brad Taylor, Brett Jones, and Time Kearney each pitched one inning of hitless relief. The group combined for four more strikeouts and two walks.
Maryland scored eight runs in the first three innings of the game. After being held scoreless in the fourth they added four in the fifth. Aided by Casario’s grand slam the Terps notched an eight run sixth inning. A seven run seventh inning brought the game to its conclusion.
Coppin State returns to action on Saturday (March 17) against Niagara at Joe Cannon Stadium.