– Senior lefthander Jimmy Reed recorded his first career complete game shutout allowing only one Duke runner
to advance past second base as Maryland (24-20, 7-15 ACC) edged the Blue Devils, 1-0, Friday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
scattered five Blue Devil (24-21, 8-14 ACC) hits over the nine innings
and did not surrender more than one hit in any inning. Duke's only
runner to reach third, Mark Lumpa, advanced
courtesy of a Reed throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt in the
Gaithersburg, Md., native finished with four strikeouts in an extremely
efficient outing. Reed threw only 98 pitches, 69 for strikes.
It marks the second time this season Reed has gone the distance. At NC State on March 29, Reed went eight innings with four strikeouts in a tough-luck loss. The senior also pitched
nine-shutout innings against Miami on April 12, a game the Terps lost 1-0 in 13 innings.
counterpart, Duke's Trent Swart, was almost equal to the challenge.
Swart held the Terps scoreless through seven innings striking out five.
But the Terps broke through in the
stranding runners at third base in the second, fifth and seventh
innings, Maryland got the winning run when a 1-2 pitch bounced in front
of the catcher and rolled between his
legs allowing Jordan Hagel to race home from third.
reached base with a one-out double to left center. LaMonte Wade moved
Hagel to third on a chopper to short setting up the lone run.
Wade and Charlie White each extended their respective streaks of
successfully reaching base. With a walk in the first inning, Wade has
now reached base in 28 straight games,
while White's single in the fifth extended his streak to 27.
With the win, Reed improved to 5-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.36. Swart took the loss dropping his record to 4-4.
Maryland and Duke continue the series Saturday with a 1 p.m. game at Durham Bills Athletic Park.