Maryland (11-13) will play against No. 22 Michigan (17-4) for a four-game series starting Friday.
Coming off winning three of four games against the Spartans, Maryland will look to replicate that same success against a much tougher Wolverines squad.
Freshman outfielder Jaeda McFarland was relentless last weekend against Michigan, earning Big Ten Co-Freshman of the week honors. In the series, McFarland went 5-12 with one double and two triples and scored five runs including the walk-off run to win game four. She had a total of eight put outs, two in each game played.
Senior pitcher Jennifer Brann was dynamite on the mound. Brann won two of her three wins on the season against Michigan State. She had a total of six strikeouts on the weekend and didn’t allow any unearned or earned runs in the first game she pitched.
Michigan is coming off two wins, one against Ohio State and the other against Michigan State. Junior pitcher Alex Storako led the Wolverines to victory against Ohio State 11-0 by recording 10 strikeouts and only one walk. Storako also lead Michigan in a 6-1 defeat of Michigan State, recording nine strikeouts and no walks.
In the game against Ohio State, senior short stop Natalia Rodriguez was 2-3 with a triple, two sacrifice hits, two RBIs and scored one run. Senior first baseman Lou Allan, freshman infielder Kaylee Rodriguez and senior third baseman Taylor Bump each hit a home run, in a very potent Wolverines lineup.
In the win against Michigan State, junior catcher Hannah Carson hit 2-3 with a double, a RBI and scored one run. Fifth year senior right fielder Haley Hoogenraad had a home run, two RBIs and scored two runs for the Wolverines.
This figures to be a high scoring series with two prolific offenses. All four games can be streamed on BTN Plus.