LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Miami (Ohio) used three hits to score two runs in the fourth inning to push past Maryland 2-1 Sunday in the team’s final game of the Black & Red Classic hosted by Louisville. The Terps (6-13) still ended the weekend with a winning record of 3-2, spitting their Friday games before sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader.
Sophomore Amanda Brashear had standout weekend at the plate, tallying a team-best eight hits on 16 at bats while notching three RBIs. Freshman Ryan Denhart was stellar in the circle, pitching 18.2 innings for a 0.75 ERA while striking out 11 batters.
Sydney Golden was solid through three for UMD, allowing just one hit as the teams were held scoreless through the opening three innings. Miami (OH) finally broke through with its only runs of the game in the fourth.
Maryland responded in the sixth, after Kassidy Cross launched a leadoff double to left field, before making it over to third on a fielding error. A RBI single from Brashear would cut the lead to one, but the Terps couldn’t keep the momentum going as a strikeout and ground out ended the frame.
Maryland would have one last chance to tie or take the lead in the seventh, but the RedHawks retired the side to escape with the 2-1 victory.
The Terrapins will return home to host the Maryland Invitational March 8-11 at Maryland Softball Stadium.