COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Gerry Spessard went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs as Maryland spoiled the baseball season opener for Coppin State with a 16-1 victory on Tuesday at Shipley Field.
Spessard led an 11-hit attack in support of Matt Fullerton and three relievers who limited the Eagles to three hits and one run. Fullerton went three innings and allowed two hits and struck out one to pick up his first victory of the season.
had an outstanding debut for Coppin State as the freshman went 2-for-3 at the plate and handled four chances in the field flawlessly.
picked up the other base hit on the day for the Eagles, while junior Harry Williams
drove in the lone run for CSU.
allowed six earned runs in three innings to absorb the loss for the Eagles.
Maryland (1-3) used a six-run third inning to break open the game and then added four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Eagles scored their run in the top of the sixth inning. Francisco Rosado
began the inning by drawing a walk off of Terp pitcher Eric Potter. Caudillo followed with a single to right advancing Rosado to second and Kallen Fletcher
drew a walk, which loaded the bases with no outs.
With one down, Williams brought home Rosado with an RBI groundout getting the Eagles on the board. Potter escaped further damage by inducing a fly ball to end the inning.