Center fielder Mark Poehlman singled home Steve Johanson with two outs in the ninth to cap a four-run rally and give Maryland a 14-13 win over North-Carolina yesterday at Shipley Field.
Scott Bradley almost ruined the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for the Terps, homering three times in the first six innings.
John Brisee and Neal Herrick opened the inning with singles and, with one out, Tim Gordon singled Brisee home. Herrick, who went four for four with a solo homer to raise his average to .516, scored on Rick Furr's fly. Then Johanson, whose three-run homer in the eighth closed Maryland's deficit to 13-10, singled Gordon home for a 13-13 tie. Johanson moved to second on Jeff Schaefer's walk and to third on a wild pitch before scoring the clincher.
Maryland is 6-3 after its first ACC contest, North Carolina is 14-10 and 3-1.
McKinley Stockton hurled a one-hitter in the opener to lift Howard to a 5-1 victory over George Washington and the Bison also took the nightcap, 8-4, in college baseball last night at Banneker Field. Stockton struckout seven and walked one in recording his second victory in two starts.