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MARYLAND EDGES HAWKS AT THE END, 6-4
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
COLLEGE PARK, MD (03/19/02) - Seniors Justin Godusky and Pace Bradshaw combined for five hits, but Maryland scored single runs in the seventh and eight innings to defeat the Hawks, 6-4, at Shipley Field. The win for the Terrapins was their 10th consecutive at home as UM improved to 15-5 with the victory, while St. Joe's fell to 1-15-1. The Terrapins struck quickly in the first inning as the first four hitters in the inning reached base. After a leadoff walk, Maryland used three straight doubles to take a 3-0 lead. SJU scored once in the second on a solo home run by Godusky to cut the Maryland lead to 3-1. The Hawks crept even closer in the fourth, scoring another run to make the score 3-2. Third baseman William Menke delivered a sacrifice fly to right to score the Hawks' second run of the game. After Maryland got one run back in the fifth inning to take a 4-2 lead. The Crimson and Gray tied the game at four in the seventh with a pair of runs. Bradshaw and first baseman Bill McCollum each had RBI-singles to plate SJU's two runs. The Terrapins, however, answered right back, scoring once in the seventh and the eighth to close out the scoring at 6-4. Maryland reliever Matt Basinger earned his third win of the season after pitching 2.0 inning of relief for the win. Basinger struck out three to improve to 3-0. St. Joe's starter Eric Vardijan lasted 7.2 innings and surrendered six runs on 10 hits to fall to 0-2 on the year. Maryland reliever Ken Beck pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season for the Terrapins. SJU will pay a visit to crosstown rival Pennsylvania tomorrow (3:00 PM), before hitting the road for a three-game Atlantic 10 series this weekend at George Washington.