Terps Softball goes 2-1 in inaugural Big Ten series against Iowa

By Katie Christ

The Maryland Softball team went 2-1 against the Iowa Hawkeyes this weekend, winning their first series against a Big Ten rival in their inaugural season.

On Friday, a 19 hit game resulted in a 15-14 victory for the Terps. After giving up 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning, Maryland came back from a ten run deficit to win the game. Leftfielder Erin Pronobis had six RBIs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning. Pitcher Hannah Dewey earned the win.

The Terps fell to the Hawkeyes on Saturday in an 8-4 loss. Pitcher Brenna Nation took the loss after giving up three runs in the first inning. Catcher Shannon Bustillos homered twice in the game.

The Terps were able to redeem themselves on Sunday, shutting down Iowa in a 19-0 victory. Kaitlyn Schmeiser pitched the shutout, earning her 13th win of the season. Pronobis again had success at the plate, earning 5 RBIs and hitting a grand slam, her second of the series.

Maryland returns home this Wednesday to take on Dartmouth in a two game series in College Park, Md.