The Terps had a chance to earn their first trip to the College World Series on Sunday, but Virginia stopped it by scoring a 7-3 victory in Game 2 of their Super Regional in Charlottesville.
This sets up a winner-take-all Game 3 on Monday at Virginia. That 4 p.m. game will send the winner to the College World Series. Maryland's never been before -- the Terps hadn't even made it this far before -- and this loss was its first of the NCAA tournament after four wins.
Mike Shawaryn started for Maryland (40-22) and gave up five runs on 12 hits in six innings. The Cavaliers' offense made life tough for Maryland as they finished with 17 hits and had seven players drive in a run.
The game was tied at one before Virginia took the lead for good with a run in the sixth, added three more in the seventh and single runs in the eighth and ninth. Brandon Waddell gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings and got hte win for Virginia (48-14) in this game.
Brandon Lowe and Kevin Martir each finished with one RBI for Maryland, who will be playing Virginia for the fourth time this season on Monday at 7 p.m. The Terps have won two of the first three so far.