For the third straight day, Maryland lost the first game and then bounced back with a win in its second contest in the Heartland Classic baseball tournament in Norman, Okla.

After losing, 10-4, to Ohio in the first game Thursday, Maryland had 15 hits in a six-inning 10-0 victory over Colorado to finish 3-3 in pool play.

Justin Morris (DeMatha) was 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored against Colorado. Zach Howeth (St. Michaels) was also 3-for-4 in the game, while Brady Acker (Atholton) was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Zach Correa (St. Michaels) earned the victory after pitching three scoreless innings in relief of starter Taylor Bloom (Riverdale Baptist).


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In the loss to Ohio, Maryland pitcher Chase Brewis (Riverdale Baptist) gave up seven runs (two earned), four hits and three walks in two innings.

Andrew Yacyk (North Hagerstown) had a double for Maryland in that game, while Seth Schubert (Catoctin) was 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored.

Maryland, which finished as the No. 5 seed, will play No. 4 seed Georgia in the elimination round at 4:30 p.m. EDT today. Maryland beat Georgia, 3-0, in pool play Tuesday.

If Maryland wins against Georgia, the team will face No. 1 seed Texas at 8 p.m. EDT for a spot in Saturday's championship game. Maryland lost to Texas, 11-1, in pool play Wednesday.