Maryland wins series 2-1 against Purdue

(Photo Courtesy of Maryland Athletics.)

Maryland softball, led by head coach Mark Montgomery, advances its record to 5-4 after winning 2-1 in its series against Purdue (3-6). The Terps won game one and three while Purdue beat Maryland for game two.

The Terps beat the Boilermakers in game one 4-1. Maryland sophomore pitcher Trinity Schlotterbeck got the W with two strikeouts in a complete game. Maryland’s offense was successful with senior JoJo McRae hitting a double, having a RBI and a run and junior Taylor Okada hitting a triple and having a RBI. Freshman Jaeda McFarland had two RBIs and one run in the game.

Sophomore Ashley Peters took the L for game one in 4.1 innings pitched. Junior Rachel Becker had a double and a RBI and junior Becca Jones hit a double. Purdue was unable to lace up some hits in order to produce more than one run.

The Boilermakers win game two, barely beating Maryland 2-1. Maryland junior pitcher Haley Ellefson gets the L with only 0.1 innings pitched. Junior Regan Kerr has the lone triple and RBI in the game. Freshman Merissa Borkowski had a stolen base and was the lone run for the Terps.

Redshirt senior pitcher Sydney Bates records six strikeouts in a complete game against the Terps. Junior Rachel Becker had a double and a RBI and freshman Kiley Goff hit a triple and recorded a run. Sophomore Ashley Peters had a RBI and the Boilermakers’ second run.

The Terps win game three 8-1 over the Boilermakers. Maryland sophomore pitcher Courtney Wyche pitched a complete game with one strikeout. The Terps were successful in the batter’s box with sophomore Taylor Liguori hitting a double and a RBI and senior JoJo McRae hitting a double and two RBIs. Freshman Jaeda McFarland hit a triple and two RBIs. There were five stolen bases by the Terps.

Freshman pitcher Savannah Henley got the L in three innings pitched. Junior Rachel Becker went 2-4 in the batter’s box with two singles and freshman Kiley Goff went 2-3 with two singles, as well. Junior Becca Jones was the Boilermakers’ lone run in the game.