March 6, 2004
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia All-American pitcher Michelle Green fanned 15 Maryland Terrapins batters en route to a 5-0 win at the Georgia Softball Classic. Maryland's only hit came off the bat of left fielder Crystal Tweedy (Dumfries, Va.).
The Bulldogs picked up an early run in the first off a sacrifice fly by Green.
Maryland worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the third inning. Terrapin starter Liz Gall (Bothell, Wash.) hit Nicole Barber with a pitch to start the inning. The following batter walked to put runners on first and second. First baseman Kim Wendland followed with a single to load the bases. Green popped up to second base and freshman second baseman Keri Lounge (Pasadena, Md.) quickly tagged first base to double up Wendland and give Maryland two outs to work with. The Terrapins got out of the inning without allowing a run to score.
Gall and the Terrapin defense kept Georgia off the board until the fifth inning. The Bulldogs scored a run off a double to center by Green. Second baseman Courtney Knight singled in another run to put Georgia's lead at 3-0. A single up the middle by Wendland brought the score to 5-0 in the sixth inning.
Maryland (8-6) will face No. 7 Geogia again at 2 p.m. Sunday in the championship game of the Georgia Softball Classic.