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MSU baseball loses series opener to Maryland

May 20, 2016
Head coach Jake Boss walks towards the dugout during the game against Nebraska on May 9, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The Spartans were defeated by the Cornhuskers, 7-4.
Head coach Jake Boss walks towards the dugout during the game against Nebraska on May 9, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The Spartans were defeated by the Cornhuskers, 7-4. —
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The Michigan State baseball team started the last series of the regular season off with a home loss to Maryland, 6-3.

The Spartans (34-16) scored in the first inning and maintained the one run lead until the Terrapins (27-24) scored three runs during the fifth inning alone. Maryland scored three more runs during the sixth inning, and lead by five runs.

“You can’t give good folks opportunities like that, especially with their guy on the mound who’s as talented as there is in the country,” Head Coach Jake Boss Jr. said. 

MSU held off Maryland from scoring any additional runs the rest of the game, and also managed to score twice in the eighth inning.

“I thought for seven innings, we played really good baseball and unfortunately…the game is nine innings long and the wheels just kind of came off there in the middle of the ball game," Boss said.

Boss said the team’s consistency has been a problem over the past month and players are getting frustrated, but Boss also said he has hope for the team in the last two games in the series. He said he expects the team to be ready to compete on Friday and Saturday.

“Mentally, we’ve just gotta keep grinding, competing and trust a good things are gonna happen," Boss said. "It’s a talented group of guys. They’ve proven that they can be successful against very good opponents."

The Spartans take on Maryland at McLane Stadium at 3:05 p.m. today.

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