Maryland's dream season ends

Maryland's dream season ends
June 9, 2014, 11:00 pm
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(Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports)

The clock struck midnight for the Cinderella Terps Monday night.

Virginia used three big innings, took control early and never looked back, stopping Maryland's shot at the College World Series and instead setting up its own trip there with an 11-2 rout of the Terps in the Super Regional final in Charlottesville.

The Terps were trying for their first trip to the College World Series and all they needed was one win in the final two games after winning Game 1 in the best-of-3 series Saturday. But it wasn't to be as the Cavaliers scored a 7-3 win Sunday and crushed Maryland in this game.

Virginia scored three runs off Maryland starter Bobby Ruse in the first and never trailed again. The Cavs added three more in the third and broke it open with five in the bottom of the eighth.

Kenny Towns led Virginia with three hits and four RBIs.

Blake Schmit drove in both Maryland runs, which came in the top of the eighth. That wasn't enough because Virginia banged out 13 hits and finished the final two games of the series with 30 hits overall, a big reason the Cavs are headed to the World Series while the Terps will be going home.