For the primary time this season, Northwestern baseball will face ranked opponents when the College of Maryland Wildcats and Terrapins kick off a three-game convention collection on Friday. Maryland (33-8, 9-3 B1G) has moved up one spot to 23 on the newest D1Baseball.com Prime 25 rankings after defeating Illinois in a Large Ten collection final weekend. The Wildcats are aiming for his or her first collection win at School Park since 2017.
The Terps are at present in second place within the Large Ten standings, falling 1.5 video games behind Rutgers and outpacing Illinois by share factors forward of the weekend. Maryland dominated at residence this 12 months, amassing a 17-1 report at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. Following final weekend’s collection win in Illinois, the Terrapins defeated the Navy 18-10 on Tuesday and entered the collection with the Wildcats on a three-game successful streak.
In 41 video games, Maryland has hit 72 residence runs, which leads the Large Ten Convention and ranks eleventh.º nationally. 4 Terrapin hitters hit double-digit residence runs this season, led by Chris Alleyne with 13. As a staff, Maryland hit .295, second solely to Rutgers within the staff’s huge ten hitting common. Luke Shliger leads the Terps in batting common (0.350), strolling (35) and OPS (1.078).
The Maryland pitching staff posted an ERA of 4.35 this season. Proper-handed second Jason Savacool leads the staff in a number of statistical classes, together with pitched innings (72), strikeouts (85), ERA (2.63) and WHIP (1.00). Saturday’s starter Ryan Ramsey is 7-0 excellent in 2022. The Terrapins have been prone to giving up the lengthy ball, scoring 42 residence runs this season, which is the fourth-worst within the convention.
Maryland head coach Rob Vaughn is in his fifth season main the Terrapins and tenth on the teaching employees. Vaughn led the staff to the NCAA Match final 12 months for the primary time in his tenure. The Terps went 30-18 and misplaced within the Greenville Regional Finals to East Carolina. In D1Baseball.com’s current 2022 match projections, Maryland is projected to be two seeds within the discipline of 64.
The Wildcats (19-17, 6-6 B1G) received their third Large Ten collection of the season this previous weekend, beating Michigan State in two of three video games. Northwestern continued their wins at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park on Tuesday with an 8-0 out-of-conference win over Milwaukee. Ruben Fontes hit a three-run residence run for the ‘Cats, and 6 pitchers mixed for Northwestern’s third shutout of 2022. Stephen Hrustich additionally hit the house run, marking his sixth HR in his final 10 video games. David Utagawa delivered a powerful efficiency in opposition to St. Louis on April 19 with 4 goalless innings in opposition to the Panthers, and Mike Doherty, Kellen Pate, Jack Sauser, Reed Smith and Coby Moe all fired a goalless inning within the win.
Northwestern went 0-4 in opposition to Maryland final season, shedding two video games at School Park and two video games at impartial in Iowa Metropolis, Iowa. With a 6-6 convention report, the Wildcats are sixth within the Large Ten with 4 collection remaining. The highest eight groups qualify for the Large Ten Baseball Match in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning Might 25.
The Wildcats and Terrapins will play three video games this weekend, with a single sport on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
Sport 1: Friday, April 29, 6:30 pm ET/5:30 pm CT
Sport 2: Saturday, April 30, 2pm ET/1pm CT
Sport 3: Sunday, Might 1, 1pm ET/12pm CT
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Projected beginning pitchers
Northwest: LHP Sean Sullivan, 5-0, 2.68 ERA, 53.2 IP, 65K
Maryland: RHP Nick Dean, 3-2, 4.53 ERA, 49.2, 46K
Northwest: RHP Michael Farinelli, 4-4, 3.59 ERA, 62.2 IP, 43K
Maryland: LHP Ryan Ramsey, 7-0, 2.77 ERA, 61.2 IP, 59K
Northwest: RHP Grant Comstock, 0-3, 6.20 ERA, 24.2 IP, 21K
Maryland: RHP Jason Savacool, 7-2, 2.63 ERA, 72 IP, 85K
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