March 3, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland softball team will play host to the Maryland Round Robin tournament this weekend, welcoming teams from Towson, Mount St. Mary's and Princeton to College Park. The four teams will play nine games over three days altogether, beginning Friday and ending Sunday.
Maryland will take the field twice on Friday - first against Princeton at 2:30 p.m. and then against Mount St. Mary's at 5 p.m. Friday's games are Father/Daughter games for all fans in attendance.
On Saturday, the Terps will play in the final two games of the day. Maryland will take the field against Towson at 3 p.m. and against Princeton at 5:30 p.m. The Terrapins will be hosting a canned food drive all day on Saturday.
Just two games will be played Sunday. Princeton and Towson will face off in the first at 10:00 a.m., while Maryland and Mount St. Mary's will play at 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free for all games this weekend. Fans planning on parking on campus before 4 p.m. on Friday must park in lot 4j, the lot directly across from Robert E. Taylor Stadium.
The Terrapins are 4-6 on the year after two weekends spent south in competitive Division I tournaments. Just this past weekend, the Terps fell to No. 7 Alabama and No. 4 Michigan, but claimed wins over Iowa and Central Florida.
Junior Marisha Branson led the Terps with her seven-RBI, six-hit weekend. She was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Leadoff Classic All-Tournament team, as she batted .545 over the weekend.
Mount St. Mary's heads to College Park with a 6-1 record on the year. The Mountaineers are led by sophomore Liz Christiansen, who is averaging .421 at the plate so far. She has eight hits on the year and six RBI. Pitcher Nicole Pagano is 3-0 this season with an ERA of 0.43 with 22 strikeouts in 21.0 innings.
The team from Towson is 3-3 so far this season, having beaten Delaware most recently. The Tigers are led by freshman pitcher Katie Lingmai, who is the Colonial Athletic Association's Rookie of the Week for the current week. She had an ERA of 0.69 in her first two starts against Morehead State and East Carolina.
Princeton will be opening its 2010 season this weekend. The Tigers are coming off a 14-22 2009 campaign, going 8-12 in the Ivy League.
Listen to to all the Terps' games this weekend live at WMUCSports.com.