Softball Drops Two To Maryland, 8-0, 4-1
March 28, 2006
College Park, MD - After tallying a season high 16 hits in the win over Niagara Sunday, the Brown bats were held at bay in the doubleheader loss to Maryland. The Bears were only able to get the bat on the ball three times in each game as the Terrapins went on to shutout Brown in the first game 8-0 and followed up with a 4-1 win in the second game. The Bears now drop to 8-12 on the season.
In the first game freshman Michelle Moses recorded the loss on the mound for the Bears surrendering four hits and one run in 3.1 innings of play, before freshman Heather Garrison came in for relief in the fourth.
Freshman Michelle Moses got the start on the mound and found herself in a jam in the first inning. After surrendering a leadoff single to the Terrapins the Maryland base runners made her way to third on a pass ball and infield single with one out. The next Moses sat the next two Maryland batters down as one popped out and the other was thrown out at first ending the early threat.
After walking a batter with one out in the fourth Moses was relieved by Garrison. Things did not become easier for the Bears, as the bases were loaded on a single and the next batter being hit by a pitch with one out. The Terrapins got there first run walked in with the bases loaded. Maryland was later able to single in three more runs before Brown could record the third out ending the four run inning.
Maryland was later to tack on four more runs in the bottom of the sixth putting the score at 8-0. Garrison finished the game allowing seven runs on seven hits in two innings of relief.
In the second game of the day freshman Kristen Schindler allowed four runs on nine hits for six innings in the loss. Maryland was able to jump out to a three run lead in the bottom of the third. With runners on first and second with two outs a Maryland player hit a three run shot over the left field fence to give the Terrapins the lead.
The Bears were able to cut the deficit to two runs in the top of the fourth when senior Mary Seid was brought in on a double by freshman Kaitlyn Laabs. Seid singled her way to first and stole second to put herself in scoring position for Wilson. Wilson was stranded at second as the next three batters were retired by the Maryland pitcher.
The Terrapins were able to tack on a run in the fifth to put the lead back at three runs going into the sixth inning. The Bears had a chance to cut back into Maryland's lead as Seid hit a one out double to left field and was moved to third on a ground out by Laabs. But that was as close as Seid and the Bears would get as senior Jaimie Wirkowski flied out to left field ending the threat.
The Bears are looking to turn things around tomorrow afternoon when they take on Towson for a 2:00 p.m. doubleheader.