Team Maryland loses to Calif., 8-4

June 20, 1992|By Special to The Sun

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Team Maryland's offense was cooled off yesterday, losing, 8-4, to Team California at the Sun Belt Classic at Oklahoma State University.

Going into yesterday's contest, Team Maryland had accumulated 25 runs and 23 hits in consecutive victories over Team Oklahoma and Team Florida. But yesterday, Team Maryland could only managed four hits off Tyson DowDell, who pitched 5 2/3 innings of relief for the victory. DowDell also had a run-scoring single, highlighting a three-run third inning for Team California.

Team Maryland led 3-1 after scoring three runs in the top of the second. Brian Van Deusen (Atholton) accounted for Team Maryland's first run, hit by a pitch with bases loaded that scored Ronnie Leatherman. A wild pitch scored Roger Main (Patterson) from third, making the score 2-0. Then after a walk to Kevin Gibbs, a sacrifice fly by Bobby St. Pierre scored Jeff Hawk (C. Milton Wright).

Team California came right back to tie the score in the bottom half of the second inning on a hit that scored two runs by Tim DeCinces, son of former Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces. Luis Estrella went 3-for-4 for Team California with two runs scored. DeCinces finished with a pair of hits and the two RBI.

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