Jake Stinnett pitched six solid innings, Brandon Lowe had two RBIs and Maryland beat Virginia 5-4 Saturday in the opener of their NCAA super regional.
In a matchup of All-ACC pitchers, Stinnett (8-6) outworked Virginia's Nathan Kirby by scattering three runs and six hits to lead Maryland (40-21).
Kirby (9-2), the ACC co-Pitcher of the Year, had his shortest outing of the season, giving up all five runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. Mike Papi had three hits and drove in a run for Virginia (47-14).
Game 2 of the best of three series is at noon Sunday.