No. 20 Maryland Terrapins (37-19, 17-7 B1G) vs. Michigan State Spartans (32-20, 12-12 B1G)
May 23, 2023
Omaha, Nebraska (Charles Schwab Field)
6:00 p.m. EDT
College Park, Maryland – No. 1 seed Maryland State will begin postseason play against No. 8 seed Michigan State on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. All Big Ten tournament matches will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network, with live updates available below. Morimori on Twitter.
story of the week
- No. 1 seed Maryland State will begin postseason play against No. 8 seed Michigan State on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. All Big Ten Tournament games will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network and the Maryland Baseball Network.
- Maryland and Michigan State will meet for the 16th time overall and the third time in a Big 10 tournament. Terps hasn’t faced the Spartans in the postseason since Michigan State won 4-3 in Omaha, Nebraska in 2016.
- Michigan State (32-20) won two of three games from second-seeded Indiana to advance to the Big 10 tournament and head into the postseason. The Spartans won the neutral ground in 2023 and have a 5-4 record.
- Junior Brock Fradenburg is the catalyst for the Spartans’ offense, leading the team in hits (81), home runs (13), RBIs (66), slugging percentage (.730) and OPS (1.218).
- Maryland beat Pennsylvania State in two of three games in the final series of the regular season, winning the Big Ten Championship for the second straight year and the Conference Series for the 22nd straight year. The Terps became the first Big Ten team to win back-to-back Big Ten titles since Indiana in 2013-14.
- Maryland won two of its three games against Minnesota. The Terps lost Friday night’s matchup, but clinched the series win by defeating the Golden Gophers 29-14 in the final two games of the weekend.
- The Terps won two of three games against Nebraska at College Park. The series culminated in a 20-5 victory over the Cornhuskers on Sunday, deciding the series and Nick Lorusso He broke the single-season RBI record with 84 RBIs in a season.
- Maryland traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, where they swept the Hoosiers for the third time. Terps outscored Indiana 43-12 and had nine homers and 50 hits in three straight games.
- Maryland went 3-2 against Purdue at College Park. Eddie Hakopian He led the team with six hits, two home runs and five RBIs in the series, earning him Big Ten Player of the Week.
- The Terps beat Ohio State 3-2 in Columbus and won their 18th straight conference series starting in 2021.Pitching led the way to Terps Jason Savacourt and Nick Dean Persistent on the hill, Dave Falco picked up two saves in back-to-back appearances on Friday and Saturday.
- The University of Maryland claimed its fifth consecutive win in the series by winning two of three games against Rutgers in the Big Ten home opener. Terps used quality outs from starters Jason Savacourt and Nick Dean Two close wins on Friday (6-4) and Saturday (4-3).
- Terps opened conference play with a 2-of-3 shot against No. 22 Iowa at Duane Banks Field. The series was highlighted by a back-and-forth showdown for the Terps on Friday as they came back from a five-point deficit. Matt Shaw Scored a 507-foot grand slam to retake Terp’s lead.
- Maryland went 3-2 in the final non-conference series of the year against UCF in Orlando, Florida. The Terps lost Friday night’s matchup, but scored 24 points in the next two games to win the series 8-6 on Sunday.
- Terps recorded 3 wins and 2 losses against UALBANY at Bob Turtle Smith Stadium. Nick Lorusso 455 with 3 doubles and 5 RBIs on the weekend.
- Maryland won all three games against Maine to claim its first series title of the 2023 season. The series was highlighted by a burst of 25 homers on Friday night. Nick Lorusso and Matt Shaw Both the first and third time.
- Maryland beat Delaware 8-3 in their midweek matchup. Ian Petrutz He hit his fifth home run in the first eight games, Elijah Lambros He hit two runs, his third home run as a Terp.
- Maryland traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, to win 1-of-3 against then-4th-place Ole Miss Rebels in the weekend series. Ian Petrutz and Jason Savacourt Petrutz went 3-for-4, scored 2, and RBI in his second Grand Slam of the season to lead the Terps to victory on Friday night. Savacourt was a dynamite on the mound, striking out nine Ole Miss hitters in seven innings, allowing just one earned run and two runs overall.
- The Terps opened 2023 with a series win over South Florida in Tampa. The weekend was a highlight of Maryland’s three-game Grand Slam streak.
- Maryland won its second straight Big Ten title, making the Terps the first Big Ten team to win back-to-back Big Ten titles since Indiana in 2013-14.
- Matt Shaw On Wednesday, April 26, he broke Terps’ all-time home run record by hitting his 44th bases-loaded home run against Georgetown at the National Youth Academy. The previous record was held by Paul Shager, who hit 43 at the University of Maryland from 1984 to 1987.
- Luke Schliger continues to lead the Terps in OBP (.519), runs (87) and walks (60), and ranks fourth in hits (71). The Danbury, Connecticut, native is currently leading the nation, ahead of Dylan Cruz from LSU.
- Senior Nick Lorusso He leads the team in hits (89), RBI (96), and batting average (.376), and is looking to have one of the best individual seasons in Maryland baseball history.
- On Sunday, May 7, Lorusso secured Maryland’s single-season program RBI record, hitting a grand slam for his 84th RBI of the season, surpassing Derek Hakopian’s 83.
- With six RBIs in the Terps’ last three games, Lorusso overtook Indiana’s Mike Smith (1992) to enter the Big Ten and set a single-season RBI record.
- Lorusso’s 96 hits are the most by a Division I college baseball player since 2003, when Billy Becher hit 118 at New Mexico State.
- The Terps remain one of the best teams in the nation when it comes to base-clearing blasts, leading the Big 10 and second in the nation with 119 home runs.
- 6 Terps in total, Elijah Lambros (14), Nick Lorusso (twenty one), Ian Petrutz (13), Matt Shaw (twenty three), Luke Schliger (11) and Matt Woods (11) Has hit 10 or more home runs so far this season.
Popular in preseason
- According to D1Baseball, Maryland entered the 2023 season as a consensus Top 25 program and the 13th-ranked team in the nation.
- three terps, Jason Savacourt, Matt Shaw and Luke Schliger Each earned All-American honors in the preseason. The trio received recognition from D1Baseball, Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball News. Shaw was also named to the preseason national team by Baseball America.
- Junior Luke Schliger (Part 1), Matt Shaw (Part 3) and Jason Savacourt (10th) were ranked among the top 10 in their respective positions by D1Baseball heading into the 2023 campaign.
- Maryland enters 2023 fresh off its first-ever Big Ten Championship in 2022 and its first conference title since the Terps won the ACC in over half a century in 1971. Overall, it was Maryland’s fifth conference title.
- Terps will bring back 15 players from last year’s squad, including six All-Big Ten winners (Jason Savacourt, Nick Lorusso, Matt Shaw, Kevin Keister, Luke Schligerand Nick Dean).
- Maryland welcomes transfers Matt Woods (Bryant), Elijah Lambros (South Carolina), Tommy Kane (Rowan), Eddie Hakopian (Cypress University) and Nate Habatie (Ohio State), they all made an immediate impact at College Park this season.
- 6th year head coach Rob Bourne He returned as captain after winning the Big Ten Championship last season and winning the Conference Coach of the Year award. Vaughn has a 178-115 record (.606) as Terps head coach.
- Matt Swope and Anthony Papio Returning to the bench for the Maryland National Team this year, they bring a wealth of experience to the dugout as Terrapin baseball alumni and veteran staff coaches.
- Mike Morrison He returns as an assistant in his second season at Terps. Morrison joined the staff from the Coastal Carolina, won a national championship as a player in 2016, and spent two years as Chanticleers’ player development and scouting director and interim pitching coach.
- Former Maryland baseball player Tommy Gardiner After four seasons under Bourne, Swope and Papio, he returned to the staff as director of player development.
- All matches from the 2023 Big Ten Tournament can be watched live on the Big Ten Network.
- Streaming links are available at: umterps.com.
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