Maryland softball hosts Indiana for its last four-game series

(Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics.)

Maryland softball (17-23) will host Indiana (23-17) this weekend for its last four-game series of the regular season. The teams will play a single game on Friday at 5 p.m. EST, a double header on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. EST and a final game on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.

The Terps are coming off a 3-1 series win against Rutgers (8-32). The Maryland pitchers were unmatched with sophomore pitchers Courtney Wyche and Trinity Schlotterbeck, and senior pitcher Jennifer Brann each recording a win.

In game two, Wyche struck out three batters, allowed three hits and no runs. In game three, Schlotterbeck only struck out one, but allowed no walks and only two runs. In the series finale, Brann recorded seven strikeouts and only allowed one hit.

The Terps were hitting home runs left and right. Sophomore left fielder Campbell Kline homered in game one while freshman short stop Michaela Jones and freshman left fielder Megan Mikami homered in game two and three. Senior third baseman Sammie Stefan batted 2-3 and stroked a grand slam in game three.

The Hoosiers are traveling to College Park, Maryland coming off of a series sweep 4-0 against Penn State (6-31). Senior pitcher Emily Goodin led Indiana to victory three out of the four games.

In game one, Goodin tacked on another win to her record with seven strikeouts and only allowed one run in eight innings. In the second game, junior pitcher Natalie Foor recorded four strikeouts, allowed three hits and only two runs.

Goodin recorded another win in game three with eight strikeouts, allowed only one walk and one run. Again, Goodin (16-12) got on the mound and won the final game against Penn State. With only three strikeouts, Goodin relied on her defense to back her up.

Senior left fielder Gabbi Jenkins homered in the eighth inning to beat Penn State in game one, 2-1. In game two, Jenkins batted .500 with a double and scored two runs. Senior third baseman Grayson Radcliffe (3-4) also stroked a double and scored two runs. Senior center fielder Taylor Lambert slammed a home run to right center field.

In game three, Jenkins hit a triple while senior catcher Bella Norton (2-3) hit a double and had two RBIs on the day. Senior first baseman Annika Baez also went 2-3 with a double. In the final game, Indiana had a total of 19 hits and 17 runs. Jenkins (2-4), Norton (2-3), Baez (2-4) and utility player Juvia Davis (2-2) each had a home run. There were also five doubles and four stolen bases in the five innings of play.

Tune into BTN Plus to see these two teams compete this weekend May 14-16.

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