COLLEGE PARK, Md.–
Nick Snyder’s solid start helps West Virginia down Maryland 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
Snyder pitched five innings, surrendering one run on three hits. He struck out six and walked two.
The Mountaineers (20-12) have won four in a row and five of its last six against the Terrapins (16-16).
WVU scored eight runs on eight hits. Maryland scored one run on five hits.
Darius Hill and Paul McIntosh each had two hits for the Mountaineers.
In the first inning, WVU jumped out to a 4-0 lead. With the bases loaded, a passed ball scored Tyler Doanes. Then Brandon White scored on McIntosh’s groundout.
With the bases loaded again, Hill scored when Phillip Dull was hit by a pitch. The final run scored on Austin Davis’ infield single.
The Mountaineers took a 5-0 advantage in the third when White drew a bases loaded walk, scoring Dull from third.
In the fifth, Doanes’ solo shot pushed WVU’s lead to 6-0. The Terrapins scored a run in the bottom half of the frame to cut the deficit to 6-1.
But Andrew Zitel’s two-run homer in the eighth would give the Mountaineers the insurance runs they needed.
WVU returns home on Friday for a three-game series against No. 11 Texas Tech.
Cover Photo: Shanna Rose, BGS