Terps Bound for Pivotal Series in South Bend

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The Maryland softball team is bound for South Bend, Ind. this weekend as it looks to keep its ACC Tournament hopes alive with a critical three-game series against No. 21 Notre Dame. The Terps will play a pair of games on Sunday, before appearing nationally on ESPNU Monday. For live updates, log on to!/TerpsSoftball.
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Scouting The Terps

2014 Maryland Terrapins: 8-32, 4-13 ACC
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• The Terrapins took a pair of midweek games from visiting Howard by a cumulative score of 25-4, and have won five of their last seven games. Four Maryland players are hitting better than .400 during that seven-game span.

• Junior Shannon Bustillos continues to carry the Terps offensively, batting .455 with 10 RBIs, nine runs and a pair of homers over her last seven games. Freshman Kylie Datil has also performed well during that span, batting .450 with two home runs and a .522 OBP.

• Junior Kaitlyn Schmeiser had another strong outing against Howard, and has posted a 1.84 ERA over her last seven games with three victories. The Terrapin pitching staff has allowed just 18 earned runs over its last 45.0 innings.

• Head coach Laura Watten is just one win away from the 600-win plateau for her career.

Scouting #21 Notre Dame (31-10, 10-5 ACC)
• Currently ranked second in the ACC, Notre Dame has won five of its last six contests. The lone loss came in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday against NC State, 6-2.

• The Irish are one of the best hitting teams in the country, ranking first in the nation in doubles (2.11/g) and second nationally in batting average (.355). Freshman Karley Wester leads the team with a spectacular .459 average through 41 games, while Micaela Arizmendi has 43 RBIs and 11 home runs.

• Senior Laura Winter leads the Notre Dame pitching staff with a 20-4 record and a 2.26 ERA. Winter has posted six shutouts and 19 complete games, totaling 197 strikeouts. The entire pitching staff has a cumulative ERA of 2.57.

• Maryland is 0-5 all-time against Nore Dame in a series dating back to 1999, including a 5-3 loss last season. The Terps held a 3-2 advantage through four innings, but the Irish scored three in the sixth to take the victory. Juli Strange was 1-for-3 with a run, while Kaitlyn Schmeiser allowed just two earned runs in 4.0 innings.

2014 Notre Dame Irish (31-10, 10-5 ACC)
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Terps When...

2014 Terps When...
Overall 8-32
ACC 4-13
Non-Conference 4-19
Home 5-6
Road 2-9
Neutral 1-17
vs. Right-handed Starter 8-30
vs. Left-handed Starter 0-2
1-Run games 2-5
2-Run games 1-4
5+ Run games 4-15
Day Games 4-28
Night Games 4-4
Extra Innings 0-0
Scoring 0-2 runs 0-18
Scoring 3-5 runs 1-10
Scoring 6-9 runs 3-4
Scoring 10+ runs 4-0
Opponent Scoring 0-2 runs 4-3
Opponent Scoring 3-5 runs 2-7
Opponent Scoring 6-9 runs 1-11
Opponent Scoring 10+ runs 1-11
Scored in first inning 4-6
Opponent scored in first inning 2-19
Scores first 6-5
Opponent scores first 2-27
Made 0 errors 1-9
Made 1 error 5-13
Made 2+ errors 2-10
Opponent made 0 errors 1-10
Opponent made 1 error 0-12
Opponent made 2+ errors 7-10
Out-hit opponent 6-4
Out-hit by opponent 1-25
Hits are tied 1-3

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