Rams downed for second night in a row by Maryland, fall to Terps 7-1

Final Score: Maryland 7, VCU 1
Location: The Diamond (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 16-9 (3-0 A-10), Maryland 13-12 (1-2 Big Ten)

The Short Story: The VCU Rams faced off against the Maryland Terrapins for the second consecutive night on Wednesday, as this time they faced off in Richmond. However, the result mimicked Tuesday's decision, as the Rams dropped their second straight game to the Terps, 7-1.

LEADING OFF

  • Logan Farrar ended his day reaching base two out of his four at bats, going 1-for-3 with a single and walk.
  • Jimmy Kerrigan continued his hot streak, going 1-for-4 with a single and RBI on the day.
  • Keeping things rolling off his great day yesterday was Darian Carpenter, who went 1-for-4 with his eighth double of the season.
  • Daane Berezo contributed the fourth and final hit of the day for the Rams, going 1-for-4 on the game as well.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Maryland got the ball rolling in the top of the first off of Benjamin Dum, as Marty Costes helped break the ice with an RBI double, scoring Kevin Smith to give Maryland an early 1-0 lead.
  • Kevin Biondic stepped up one batter later, and started the carousel by knocking a double down the left field line, scoring Costes to put the Terps up 2-0.
  • The Rams bounced back with a run in the bottom of the first, as Logan Farrar started things off with an infield single. He would eventually score thanks to an RBI single to center field by Jimmy Kerrigan, cutting the Terrapins lead to one, 2-1.
  • Zach Jancarski pushed the Maryland lead to 3-1 in the top of the fifth, as he knocked out a solo home run over the left field fence off of Tanner Winters.
  • The Rams had a solid opportunity to cut the lead in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with two out. However, a ground out by James Bunn ended the threat and the inning.
  • Keeping up their momentum, the Terrapins added one more run in the top of the sixth, as AJ Lee brought home Biondic to bring the score to 4-1 in favor of Maryland.
  • The Terrapins continued their offense into the top of the seventh, scoring a pair of runs on a single by Anthony Papio. The play would score Biondic and Nick Cieri, and give Maryland a 6-1 lead.
  • The offense for Maryland continued into the eighth inning, as Nick Dunn provided the final blow of the game by smacking a double to into center to score Biondic. That would give Maryland the 7-1 lead they would hold through the end of the game.

FROM THE BULLPEN 

  • This is only the second time this season the Rams have lost two games in a row. The last time was February 21 and 26 when they lost to Georgia Tech and Eastern Kentucky in back-to-back games.
  • Despite a solid offense, Maryland left 11 guys on base, while VCU only left four, showing their struggles at the plate.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will return to action this Friday, April 1, as they will play host to the Flyers of Dayton at The Diamond with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.