Maryland baseball takes aim at College World Series


(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1971, the Maryland baseball team went 3-0 at the Columbia, S.C. Regional to advance to the Super Regional for the first time in school history. The Terps will play a best-of-three series against Virginia in Charlottesville next weekend, with the winner advancing to the College World Series.

Maryland’s weekend began with a comeback, walk-off win on Friday and culminated in a dogpile celebration on Sunday. It also featured the return of the postgame “bow of the game” photo. For background on the bow, a rallying point for the Terps, see here and here.

Friday’s bow went to coach John Szefc (pronounced CHEF) “for working his mojo at third base for the walk-off.” Maryland trailed Old Dominion 3-1 entering the bottom of the ninth and won the game on consecutive hit-by-pitches with the bases loaded. The bow could’ve also gone to Mr. Stacked Rally Caps.

On Saturday, closer Kevin Mooney earned the bow after saving Maryland’s 4-3 win over host South Carolina, which had won 28 consecutive home games.

There was no bow photo posted to the team’s Instagram account after Sunday’s 10-1 win against the Gamecocks, but this will suffice. That’s good bat boy protection.

Bowie native L.J. Hoes, ESPN anchor and proud Terp Scott Van Pelt, Mark Turgeon  and Randy Edsall were among those who tweeted their congratulations after Sunday’s win.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.
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