April 23, 2006
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Terps dropped the third game of their ACC conference series against Boston College at Shea Field today, 4-1. Maryland closes the weekend 28-22 (6-11 ACC), while the Eagles improve to 19-22 (3-15 ACC).
Maryland was held to just three hits in the game, with Lindsay Klein belting her 16th home run of her career, with other Terp hits coming from Jenny Belak and Amanda D'Attilio. The Terps also had one error.
The game started out reminiscent of Saturday's matchup with the Eagles. Klein opened the second inning with a home run to left center field, when the Eagles countered in their next at-bat with a long ball of their own from Ashley Obrest. Elena Ferrero had an RBI single that scored Ramos, who had doubled, to take the lead, 2-1.
Two Eagles advanced at the top of the lineup in the fifth inning after being hit by a pitch and a Terrapin error. Jenna Macchi's sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third, when Obrest grounded out to score the pinch runner, Carley McNary. Renee Ramos followed with an RBI single that plated Kristin Allain, for the unearned run, and to push ahead 4-1.
In the bottom of the fifth, Amanda Brooks drew a walk and Abbey Welch fanned the next two batters. Elyse Lucas was summoned up with two outs and Brooks on first. Allain grounded out for the final out of the inning.
The Terps had an opportunity in the seventh with one out when Lindsey Ubrun drew a walk, yet Ubrun was out on the next play on a fielder's choice. The Terrapins offense could not pull together to close the gap, with the last Terrapin popping up to the catcher for the final out.
The Terrapins return to action on Wednesday, April 26 for a 3 p.m. non-conference doubleheader against Towson in Baltimore.