Facing elimination on Saturday, Maryland baseball broke out the bats in a record-setting way against Norfolk State.

The hits and runs came early – and often – for the Terrapins against the Spartans. Bobby Zmarzlak led the power barrage with two home runs on the day as Maryland blasted a school NCAA Tournament record seven home runs.

Zmarzlak opened the scoring with a three-run blast in the first:

Zmarzlak led the way in the outburst by setting career-high marks with four hits, four runs scored, four RBI, and two home runs. He became the first Maryland player with a multi-home run game in the NCAA Tournament since 2017.

In total, six Terps players hit a home run including Zmarzlak, Randy Bednar, Maxwell Costes, Benjamin Cowles, Troy Schreffler, and Justin Vought. 13 of Maryland’s runs came via a home run in the 16-0 shutout, and the 16 runs tied Maryland’s school record for most runs in an NCAA Tournament game.

On the mound, right-hander Sean Burke went six shutout innings to stifle Norfolk State with eight strikeouts. Zach Thompson came on in relief and finished out the big win.

Now, the Terps will move onto Sunday and face the loser of the East Carolina-Charlotte showdown from Saturday evening.