The Maryland Terrapins (11-8) look for their fifth consecutive win on Wednesday as they head to Harrisonburg, Va. to take on James Madison in a doubleheader. It will be the twentieth road game of the season for the Terps, who are just one week away from their home opener on March 22.
The Terrapins come into the matchup with the Dukes riding a tournament sweep at the Mason-Dixon Classic last weekend in Norfolk, Va. The Terps had victories over George Mason, James Madison, Norfolk State and Cornell, giving up just three runs in four games.
Rightfielder Jenny Belak posts the team-high of a .362 batting average with seven of the Terrapins' 16 stolen bases, matching her season total of stolen bases in 2005.
The Terps lead the all-time series with James Madison, 5-0. Last weekend in the Mason-Dixon Classic, Terrapin freshman Lindsey Ubrun hit the game-winning single in the top of the seventh inning to bring in Meghan Booth for 1-0. The Duke's then had a runner on base in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, but Crews struck out the next batter to cement the win for the Terps. Crews had 11 strikeouts on the day for the Terps.
Prior to last Friday's game, Maryland last met James Madison in 2004 when they won 5-0 and 3-0.
James Madison comes into Wednesday's contest having lost two in a row and four of seven. The Dukes are 7-8 overall and 1-1 at home.
The Dukes dominant offensive player is Julia Dominguez, who is batting .419 with five RBI in 14 games this year.
On the mound for James Madison is Jenny Clohan who holds a 2.34 ERA for James Madison over 42.1 innings pitched.
First pitch against James Madison is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.