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Walk-off win has Terrapins one step away from advancing in NCAA Tournament

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Posted at 7:13 AM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 17:29:36-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Maryland Terrapins baseball team won two elimination games on Sunday to keep its season alive.

Maryland rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the 7th inning to beat Wake Forest in the afternoon.

That set up a rematch with the University of Connecticut who beat Maryland on Saturday. Junior Nick Lorusso hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to give the Terps a 7-6 victory.

"That entire at-bat I was just trying to think of deep fly ball. That’s all I was thinking about and it got to a one-two count and eventually he threw me the fastball that I could handle and I ended up punching it out to right," said Lorusso. "It’s a testament to our team and how we stay together no matter what and fight to the very end."

"Just a group of warriors that went out there. It’s exactly what it was. They are tough as nails." said Terps head coach Rob Vaughn. "This time of year it doesn’t have to be pretty. It’s just about getting it done."

The Terrapins and Huskies will play again Monday night, with the winner advancing to the Super Regionals of the NCAA Tournament. Those games will begin on Friday, June 10.

"Shoot, all bets are off now. Who knows what can happen. It’s why you show up, man. It’s why you show up and play right now. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I can tell you that," said Vaughn.

First pitch for Monday's game is set for 7:00 p.m. at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium in College Park.