COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland continues its non-conference schedule this week with a pair of matchups. On Tuesday, the Terps (21-20) play host to Liberty and travel to Towson on Wednesday.
The Terps and Flames are scheduled to start at 4 p.m. from Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium, while first pitch for the Terps and Tigers is set for 3:30 p.m. from John B. Schuerholz Park.
On the mound, freshman lefty Alex Robinson is scheduled to make his third consecutive midweek start. In his last two outings, both against VCU, Robinson posted a 4.91 ERA and two strikeouts in 11 innings pitched. Last time out in Richmond, Robinson gave up three runs on six hits in five innings of work.
The Hewlett, N.Y., native has made four midweek starts and in those contests has 12 strikeouts in 21 innings with a 3.00 ERA.
Maryland is 15-5 in non-conference action and 12-2 at home with five players batting .339 or better. Charlie White is a hitting a team-best .425 against non-ACC opponents with 24 of his league-leading 35 stolen bases coming in those contests.
Jordan Hagel is slugging .558 with five doubles and two home runs with Kyle Convissar leading the team with 21 RBI in the 20 non-conference games.
In his last 10 games overall, Anthony Papio is slugging .463 with two doubles, two home runs and a team-high 10 RBI. Papio hit his team-leading third home run on Saturday in a 10-9 win over Virginia Tech in game one of a doubleheader.
Starting pitchers for Maryland and Towson have yet to be announced.
Scouting the Flames
Liberty arrives in College Park with a record of 22-19 overall and 8-7 in the Big South Conference. The Flames won the final two games of a three-game set at home against Winthrop over the weekend.
As a team, the Flames are batting .265 led by Bryan Aanderud, who is hitting .342 with a team-high 31 RBI. Trey Wimmer is slugging .480 with 14 doubles, which is tied for third-most in the Big South, three triples and two home runs. Ryan Cordell leads the team in homers with five.
Liberty will turn to sophomore LHP Jared Lyons on the mound. Lyons will be making his 13th appearance, but only his second start of the season. This season, Lyons is 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched.
Scouting the Tigers
Towson enters Wednesday's contest at 19-19 and 9-6 in the CAA. It will be the Tigers' first game in a week after losing to George Washington, 10-9 in 10 innings, on April 17.
The Tigers are hitting .281 as a team with Peter Bowles tops on the club with a .374 batting average. Bowles is also slugging .579 with 11 doubles, three home runs and one triple. Kurt Wertz is tied for second in the CAA with four triples.
Towson has a 4.13 team ERA with opponents hitting .299 against the Tigers.