March 7, 2004
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Maryland softball team dropped the championship game of the Georgia Softball Classic against tournament host No. 7 Georgia, 4-0.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the first, scoring three runs off Maryland starter Jessica Aditays (Shrewsbury, Mass.). Georgia put together three consecutive singles. Two runs scored on the third single by first baseman Kim Wendland. The Bulldogs added their third run on a single by second baseman Courtney Knight.
Although Green held the Terrapins scoreless, the batters fared better against her Sunday than they did in Saturday's 15 strikeout performance. Designated player Casey Leiter (Lake Stevens, Wash.), left fielder Crystal Tweedy (Dumfries, Va.), second baseman Keri Lounge (Pasadena, Md.) and center fielder Natalie Grossman (Skillman, N.J.) all singled off the All-American pitcher. She struck out eight batters in Sunday's match-up.
After two innings, reliever Liz Gall (Bothell, Wash.) replaced Aditays on the mound. Gall gave up three hits and struck out two in four innings of work. Aditays (4-4) gave up five hits and three runs in two innings of work for the loss.
Maryland's next game will take place Fri., March 12 against Georigia State. The game will be the first of at least four at the Florida State Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.