Maryland softball outlasts Wisconsin despite late rally from Wisconsin

By Michael Parker

The Maryland softball team won its second game in a row against the Wisconsin Badger, narrowly escaping 6-5. 

The Terps replicated their hitting success from the first game with 15 hits in the win. Though the Badgers rallied in the fifth inning, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Terrapins.

The Terps opened the game with three singles and two stolen bases. 

Sydney Lewis would not disappoint in her first plate appearance, hitting a 2 RBI single to center to take an early 2-0 lead for the Terps. 

She would later drive in another run, capping off her 3-3, 3 RBI day.

She would not be the only hot-hitting Terp for the game, the Terps had 6 batters with multiple hits on the game, with 3 batters exiting with 3 hits.

The Terps lead off the third inning with two singles, followed by an RBI double, their first extra-base hit of the series, giving the Terps a 4-2 lead. They would go on to score 2 more runs.

Terps pitcher Julia Shearer had herself a day, nearly pitching a complete game, going 6.2 innings and striking out 4 in the process while going 2-3 at the plate and homering.

The Badgers rallied in the fifth inning with a 2-run homer, cutting the Terps lead to 1, but ultimately it wasn’t enough as the Terps would not allow another run in the final two innings.