Maryland opens NCAA Baseball Tournament Friday against Old Dominion

May 29, 2014 | WNST Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. -

2014 NCAA Regionals – Columbia Regional

Fri., May 30-Monday, June 2

Location: Columbia, S.C.
Stadium: Carolina Park
Internet: ESPN3
Live Stats: GameTracker
Twitter: @UMTerpsbaseball

Columbia Regional Schedule

Friday, May 30
Game 1: 1 p.m. ET – #2 Maryland vs. #3 Old Dominion (ESPN3)
Game 2: 7 p.m. ET – #1 South Carolina vs. #4 Campbell (ESPN3)

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: 1 p.m. ET – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (ESPN3)
Game 4: 7 p.m. ET – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN3)

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: 1 p.m. ET – Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (ESPN3)
Game 6: 7 p.m. ET – Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (ESPN3)

Monday, June 2
Game 7: 7 p.m. ET – If Necessary (TBA)

SECOND-SEEDED MARYLAND OPENS NCAA REGIONAL PLAY WITH OLD DOMINION

Maryland (36-21) earned its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 43 years Monday when it was selected as the second seed in the Columbia Regional. The Terps open their NCAA campaign against third-seeded Old Dominion (36-24) at 1 p.m. Friday at Carolina Park.

It is Maryland’s fourth all-time NCAA Tournament appearance. The Terps are 1-6 all-time in the tournament with their lone win coming against Mississippi State in 1970.

TERRAPIN TAILS

-Maryland enters the weekend after winning two games at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and advancing to the title game, its first appearance in the conference championship game since 1976.

-Maryland is 11-2 in the month of May and wrapped up the regular season with two consecutive series sweeps of Notre Dame (5/2-4) and Pittsburgh (5/9-11).

-The Terps’ 36 victories this season are a school record and their 15 conference wins ties a school record set in 1970.

-Maryland had three players named to the ACC All-Tournament Team. Catcher Kevin Martir hit .462 (6-for-13) in four games with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI with a .923 slugging percentage. First baseman LaMonte Wade hit two home runs including the game winner in Maryland’s 7-6 win over third-ranked Virginia. Shortstop Blake Schmit hit .333 (4-for-12) with five runs scored.

-Pitcher Jake Stinnett, centerfielder Charlie White and second baseman Brandon Lowe each earned All-ACC honors. Stinnett was a second team selection and leads the ACC in strikeouts (123), innings pitched (104.0) and complete games (4). White is a two-time all-conference selection and ranks third in the ACC in stolen bases (24). Lowe ranks second in the ACC in hitting (.346) and second in on-base percentage (.469).

-Stinnett is one strikeout shy of tying the Maryland single-season record. Steve Schmoll set the record in 2003 with 124 strikeouts.

-Freshman starter Mike Shawaryn leads the ACC in wins (10) and holds the Maryland single-season record. Shawaryn picked up his 10th win of the season in the Terps’ 5-3 win over fourth-ranked Florida State Friday. Shawaryn shutout the Seminoles over seven innings and this season has given up one earned run in 14-1/3 innings against Florida State with 11 strikeouts.

-Terrapin closer Kevin Mooney picked up two saves at the ACC Tournament and now has 11 on the season and 20 for his career. Mooney is two saves shy of tying the single-season school record and three saves shy of tying the career mark. Brett Cecil holds both Maryland records.

-Left fielder Tim Lewis is riding a 14-game hitting streak, the longest of any player this season and the longest in school history since Will Frazier hit in 14 straight games in 2005.

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