Notre Dame baseball: Bull’s blast not enough
Ryan Bull’s two-run home run gave Notre Dame an early lead, but the Irish couldn’t hang on as Maryland rallied to claim a 6-2 victory Saturday in College Park, Md., and clinch the weekend series with one game to play.
Maryland took the lead for good in the fourth inning as Irish starter Michael Hearne (4-5) ran into trouble after recording seven consecutive outs between the first and third innings. Back-to-back singles to open the frame from LaMonte Wade and Brandon Lowe got the Terrapins going. With one out, Blake Schmit hit a rocket to right field that nipped off the glove of a diving Youngdahl after a lengthy run. On the play Wade scored, Schmit advanced to second for a double and Lowe moved to third. Up stepped Tim Lewis, who put down a sac bunt that scored Lowe. With two outs, a critical throwing error by third baseman Kyle Fiala allowed Mike Rescigno to advance safely to first and score Schmit to give Maryland the lead for good.
The Irish are now 17-29 overall and 4-19 in ACC play.
MARYLAND 6, NOTRE DAME 2
|Notre Dame||020||000||000 — 2 4 2|
|Maryland||000||310||20x — 6 9 1|
Mike Shawaryn (W, 8-3), Ben Brewster (S, 2); Michael Hearne (L, 4-5), Joey Cresta (8).
2B: (ND) Cavan Biggio; (M) Brandon Lowe 2, Blake Schmit.
HR: (ND) Ryan Bull.