Box Score - Game One
Box Score - Game Two
Late offensive production was not enough Saturday, as the
Princeton baseball team was swept by Maryland in doubleheader action. The
Terrapins handed the Tigers a 16-3 loss in the early game and employed a five-run
seventh inning rally to drop Princeton 9-2 to conclude the afternoon.
The Tigers (0-3) and Terps (8-3) conclude the four-game
series on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The game unraveled for the Tigers from the get-go, as
Maryland opened with base runners reaching on two wild pitches, two hit basemen
and a walk to score a pair of runs. The Terrapins tallied eight runs off three
hits to put Princeton in a hole in the first inning.
It took until the fourth for the Tigers to see a base runner
advance past second. Leadoff hitter Alec Keller broke up Maryland's shutout
with a home run down the right field line, providing Princeton its first run of
the 2013 campaign.
Keller had two of the Tigers' four hits in the game.
With runners on first and second, Ryan Albert hit an RBI
double to right center to score Tyler Servais. It was Albert's second double in
as many games.
Princeton debuted a pair of freshmen on the mound in Cameron
Mingo and Luke Strieber. Mingo threw 4.0 innings and struck out four, while
Striber had a strikeout over 3.2 innings of work.
Princeton held a 10-8 hit differential, but stranded 12 base
runners and committed an error in its 9-2 game two loss.
After two scoreless innings, the Terrapins capitalized
loading the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batter against Tiger starter
Kevin Link (0-1). A K.J. Hockaday RBI fielder's choice and a Kyle Convissar RBI
single put Maryland up 2-0 heading to the third.
The Terps added two more runs in the fourth inning, before
reliever Tyler Foote held them scoreless in the fifth and sixth.
Princeton found a momentum pull in the top of the seventh.
Consecutive doubles down the left field line by Alex Flink and Keller gave the
Tigers their first run. Danny Hoy advanced Keller to third on a single and Mike
Ford added Princeton's second run on a sacrifice fly to center field. Princeton
was unable to extend the inning and cut down the Terrapins' lead, stranding
After working to make it a two-run game, Maryland scored
five runs on four hits and a Tiger error in the seventh to reroute the momentum
back to the home side for good.
Freshman Chris Bodurian made his Tiger debut in the ninth,
holding Maryland hitless over his inning of work.
Billy Arendt, Flink, Keller and Johnny Mishu each went
2-for-4 to lead the Princeton offense.