Noe's grand slam clinches .500 season for Terps

May 08, 1991

COLLEGE PARK -- Ken Noe's grand slam and seven scoreless innings by four pitchers helped send the University of Maryland (28-25-1) past visiting James Madison (24-19) at Shipley Field yesterday, 11-6. It was the Terrapins' fifth consecutive win and ensured them of at least a .500 season.

Noe's hit came in the eighth inning and provided a cushion after James Madison had closed within 7-6 with three runs in the seventh. A single by Cary Dimmick and two walks preceded Noe's third home run of the year.

The Dukes scored three runs in each of the second and seventh innings, highlighting each with a two-run homer. Brian Morabito hit one in the second, and Dwight Rowe homered in the seventh.

John Rayne won his fourth straight decision, pitching four scoreless innings before being charged with the three runs in the seventh. The win was his eighth of the season, tying a school record.

Maryland will close its home season tomorrow with a 3 o'clock game against Wilmington College, then will open Atlantic Coast Conference tournament play Saturday against top-seeded Clemson.

J. Madison.....030.... 000.... 300 -- 6 11 2

Maryland.. ... 105.... 010.... 04x -- 11 11 0

Jones, Sutch (3), Slonaker (3), Mitchell (8), Reffner (8) and Hubbard. O'Neill, Rayne (3), Ferko (7), Devereux (8) and Dimmick. 2B: JM--Rowe. 3B: UM--McGonnigal. HR: JM--Morabito, Rowe; UM--Noe.

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