Home Run Derby Causes Twinbill Split Against BC

April 22, 2006

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - With 11 home runs on the day in a game where the team with the most home runs often wins, the Terps opened the first contest with three long balls and a 9-5 win over Boston College, while the Eagles answered back with four homers of their own, taking the second game 8-5. The Terps finish the day at 28-21 (6-10 ACC), while the Eagles stand at 18-22 (3-14 ACC). The third matchup is rescheduled for Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at Shea Field.

The Terrapins had 22 hits in the twinbill and were led by freshman Lindsey Ubrun who was 6-for-8 on the day with three home runs, now in a three-way tie for second place for most home runs in a single-season for Maryland with eight. Six Terrapins had multi-hits in the first game with Keri Lounge contributing three RBI and a home run and Whitney Reigel also notching a homer in the first game. Lindsay Klein's double in game two now ties her for the No. 4 spot for record number of doubles in a single-season (13).

Freshman Meredith Nelles (7-7) took the win in the first game, posting 4 K's while allowing four runs, with Abbey Welch (2-4) suffering her fourth loss of the season after 3.0 innings of work in the second contest.

Ubrun started things off for the Terps in the first game with a solo home run to center field in the second inning. The Eagles countered with a two-run home run by pitcher Britney Thompson in the second half of the inning. In the third with two outs, Klein hit an RBI double that plated Welch who had singled for the 2-2 tie.

The Terps increased their lead by five runs in the fourth. Reigel broke things open with a two-run home run to left field that brought home Ubrun, who had singled. Jenny Belak and Welch both got on base after drawing walks, when Lounge hit a three-run home to push ahead 7-2. After one runner was hit by a pitch and two runners advanced on fielders' choices and the Terps' lead cut to 7-3, Elyse Lucas was called up with the bases loaded and two outs. Amanda Booth drew a walk while Devon Williams tagged third after an infield hit for the final out, leaving three Eagles on base and the Terps up at-bat.

The Eagles added another run in the fifth on Ramos' RBI double that scored Jenna Macchi who advanced on base from a fielder's choice to close in at 7-4. Maryland increased its lead in the seventh when Reigel's bunt drifted further towards the second baseman to score Devon Williams and Rachel Greyson's sacrifice fly brought in pinch runner Kara Kahler for a 9-4 lead. The Eagles added one more in the seventh, with the Terps taking the 9-5 win.

The second game was similar to the first, though the Eagles took the home run advantage in game two with a total of four. As second in the lineup, Boston College's Kristin Allain hit the first long ball to left field at the top of the first inning to get on the scoreboard first. As the lead-off hitter in the second inning, Ubrun belted out another home run for the Terps for a 1-1 tie.

The Eagles then ran up the scoreboard recording seven runs in four innings. Renee Ramos hit a home run at the top of the third inning, and three consecutive hits plated Ferrero and Thompson, who each had singled, for the 4-1 lead. Boston College added two runs in the fifth on freshman Amanda Klimczak's two-run homer, with the last home run for the Eagles coming from Ashley Obrest in the sixth.

Maryland was scoreless for three full innings when Ubrun's third homer of the day in the sixth sparked the squad. Reigels' RBI single up the middle scored Amanda D'Attilio for 8-3, but two more Terrapin runs in the seventh were not enough, with the Terps dropping the game 8-5.

The Terrapins return to action on Sunday for an 11 a.m. contest against the Eagles. The game can be followed on Gametracker.