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Terps baseball team loses, 9-4, to Georgia Tech in ACC championship game

The Terps baseball team came up one game short in its bid to win an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship before departing for the Big Ten Conference.

Maryland, which made it to the ACC tournament final for the first time since 1976, gave up six runs to Georgia Tech in the final three innings -- including three runs in the eighth -- in an 9-4 loss at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

After beating Virginia and Florida State in the first two games of the tournament, the Terps lost to North Carolina on Saturday and the Yellow Jackets on Sunday. Maryland will learn its spot in the NCAA tournament when the field of 64 teams is announced noon Monday on ESPNU.

"Obviously, not the result we were looking for, and it’s kind of a pretty disappointing day in general for our guys and for the program,” Terps coach John Szefc said Sunday in a statement. “Tough one to deal with, but you know, the other side of the coin, as I tried to explain to our guys, as tough as this one is, tomorrow we will be sitting in a restaurant in College Park, hopefully getting a good feel as to where we might be playing next weekend in the NCAA tournament."

On Sunday, shortstop Blake Schmit hit his first home run of the season for the Terps (36-21), and right fielder Anthony Papio had two hits and two RBIs.

Three Terps players were picked for the All-ACC tournament team -- catcher Kevin Martir, first baseman LaMonte Wade and Schmit.

A previous version of this article misidentified the final score because of incorrect information sent from Maryland. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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