By Daniel Chavkin
The Maryland softball team had a rough start to their weekend series against No.4 Michigan, losing 8-0 in five innings. This marked theTerps third straight loss this week.
Sophomore Hannah Dewey got the start, but didn’t find much success. Although she only let up three hits, she walked four batters and gave up a total of four runs, two unearned, over 2.1 innings.
Senior Kaitlyn Schmeiser relieved Dewey and gave up an unearned run of her own in just under two innings. Sophomore Brenna Nation finished the game four Maryland, giving up three runs in one inning of work.
The Terps’ offense struggled all day. They only totaled three hits and four total baserunners in five innings. In addition, they struckout seven times as a team. Junior Juli Strange was the only one to reach base twice, once with a hit and once with a walk.
For Michigan, sophomore Megan Betsa pitched a solid game going five innings without giving up a run. Michigna improves to 16-2 in Big Ten play, while Maryland falls to 8-10.