CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jake Stinnett pitched six solid innings, Brandon Lowe had two RBIs and Maryland beat Virginia 5-4 Saturday in the opener of an NCAA super regional.
The Terrapins (40-21) moved one win from advancing to their first College World Series in program history.
"I'm very happy for our guys and everybody in our program to be able to come here and play the way we did, perform the way we did against a very, very good team in a very tough environment," Maryland coach John Szefc said.
Game 2 of the best of three series is Sunday.
In a matchup of All-ACC pitchers, Stinnett (8-6) outworked Virginia's Nathan Kirby by scattering three runs and six hits.
In the bottom of the first inning, with the bases loaded and the score tied at 1, the Terrapins' Charlie White made a diving catch in center field to start an 8-6-2 double play and end the Virginia threat.
"That was absolutely huge," Stinnett said. "That could have turned into a nightmare of an inning."
White went 3 for 5 and scored two runs.
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