Terps Look Forward to Oklahoma Invitational; Struggle at District Invite

By Daniel Chavkin

Maryland women’s softball struggled over the weekend as they dropped three of four games at the District Invite.

In their first game on Friday vs. Georgetown, Maryland faced a 3-0 deficit in the first inning, and was unable to climb out of it as they lost 5-4. Junior Brenna Nation struggled as the starter, giving up three runs on one hit and three walks while only recording one out. Junior Hannah Dewey recorded to RBI’s on the day, and senior Corey Schwartz and junior Emily Libero had one RBI each.

On Saturday, Maryland dropped each set of the double header. First, Monmouth blew out the Terps by a score of 11-2. Dewey really struggled, giving up seven runs in three innings of work. Freshman Sami Main didn’t fair much better, as she surrendered 4 runs in just under three innings of her own.

Maryland didn’t fair much better against George Washington, losing 9-7. Junior Madison Martin gave up six runs in just over three innings, and Nation couldn’t record an out before surrendering two runs. However, both Dewey and sophomore Skylynne Eliazar had big days at the plate, collecting three RBI’s each.

The Terps finally notched a win on Sunday, beating Columbia by a score of 5-4.

After Main started, Dewey earned the win finishing with two scorless innings. Junior Kristina Dillard also had a big day with two hits and three RBI’s. Schwartz also had a solid afternoon with two hits, three runs and an RBI.

Maryland gets a few days off before traveling to Oklahoma for the Oklahoma Invitational on Friday.