Lorusso’s Blast Lifts Terps Over Georgetown, 10-7

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Maryland (15-9) took advantage of a long ball Nick Lorusso to propel themselves via Georgetown (14-10), 10-7 on Tuesday afternoon at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium in College Park, Maryland. The victory means three straight wins for the Terps after a series win against UCF over the weekend.

Tuesday afternoon was a back and forth game at The Bob, beginning in the first inning when Maryland put two to a Matt Shaw RBI triple & Jan Petrutz RBI single. The Terps scored in each of the first five innings of the game and in six of the first seven innings of the game.

The Hoyas came to play at College Park, however, tied things up in the top of the second and eventually went 7-5 up the terps after the top of the fourth inning after a three-run homer from shortstop Austin Kretzschmar.

Maryland took the lead in the bottom of the fifth ace Nick Lorussowho came into the game on a 22-game hit streak extended it to 23 with a three-run homer, his 10th homer of the season.

The junior leads terps in home runs, his first by double digits of the season, and leads the team and the Big Ten in the RBI with 39 from home runs, putting him in a tie with Florida’s Josh Rivera for eighth most of the nation brings.

Six different Maryland players recorded a hit Tuesday and all nine starters came on base at least once. Lorusso and Eddie Hacopian everyone had several RBI days with them Luke SchligerShaw and James Heffley each scored multiple runs in the game.

It was a strong bounce back performance by David Falcon Jr. from the bullpen, threw two scoreless innings to relief, gave up three hits and knocked out two. Andrew Johnson also had a scoreless outing to the relief with 1.2 hitless innings of work. Maryland Pitching kept the Hoyas scoreless for the last five innings of the game.

Breakdown of the action

  • Matt Shaw opened the scoring for Maryland with an RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning, 1-0.
  • Jan Petrutz contributed to Maryland’s lead in the first with an RBI single at center, 2-0.
  • Savoy finished the game 2-2 for Georgetown with a two-run double in the top of the second.
  • Luke Schliger put the Terps back ahead 3-2 with an RBI double.
  • Lopez helped Georgetown retake the lead at the top of third with a two-run homer, 3-4.
  • Eddie Hacopian responded for Maryland with a two-run single at the end of the third, giving Maryland a one-run lead, 5-4.
  • Kretzschmar put the Hoyas back ahead 5-7 in the top of the fourth inning with a three-run homer.
  • Matt Woods received a return run for Maryland in the bottom of the fourth inning with an RBI double, 6-7.
  • Nick Lorusso extended his hitting streak and gave the Terps the lead with a three-run homer late in the fifth, 9-7.
  • Hacopian extended Maryland’s lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, eventually scoring a double play 10-7.

According to the numbers

  • 3: Number of runs scored on Tuesday from Matt Shawsetting a new seasonal high.
  • 6: How many times this season has Maryland scored 10 runs or more, and it’s been on Tuesday afternoons
  • 13: Number of consecutive games with a hit for Matt Woods after his RBI double in the fourth inning. Woods is now hitting .420 (21-for-50) during his current hitting streak.
  • 23: Number of consecutive games with a hit for Nick Lorusso after his triple homer in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game.
  • 39: Runs hit this season for Lorusso after his three-RBI game on Tuesday, which leads the Big Ten and is T-8 in the nation


  • The Terps travel to Iowa City, Iowa for this weekend’s 4:30 p.m. Big Ten game against the Hawkeyes. The game will be broadcast on the B1G Network and the Maryland Baseball Network.


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