Maryland softball (14-18) will look to push its record back to .500 against Nebraska (16-16) in Lincoln this weekend for a four-game series. The Terps are coming off a dominant series win against Penn State (5-22) while Nebraska is coming off a tough series loss against Wisconsin (15-17).
The Terps’ pitchers were dynamite in the last four-game series. Senior pitcher Jennifer Brann picked up the win in game one against Penn State. Brann struck out six Nittany Lions and allowed no runs in a complete game. Sophomore pitcher Courtney Wyche won the last game of the series by allowing no walks, hits or runs in one inning pitched.
There were a few Maryland batters that stuck out and produced for the team. Junior shortstop Ruby Butler had a triple in the first game and last game. In the following game, freshman center fielder Jaeda McFarland slammed a two-run home run and junior second baseman Taylor Okada batted 1.000 with three singles.
Although Nebraska is coming off a few tough losses, they shouldn’t be counted out for this game with a .500 record. In the Cornhuskers’ lone win against Wisconsin, freshman pitcher Kaylin Kinney recorded four strikeouts and no walks in 5.2 innings.
Third baseman Brooke Andrews batted 3-4 with a single, two doubles, three RBIs and scored one run in game two against Wisconsin leading the Nebraska lineup. Shortstop Billie Andrews hit a single and a double with a walk and run scored producing for the Cornhuskers in the previous series.
The first game of the series will be Friday at 4 p.m. on BTN Plus.