Feb. 26, 2017 || Lamson Park
LAFAYETTE, La. – Maryland (2-11-1) tied Dartmouth (0-4-1), 5-5 in six innings to wrap up play at the Mardi Gras Invitational Sunday at Lamson Park. The result came as a consequence of Dartmouth’s travel plans, which forced play to be suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning at 10:30 a.m.
The Terps did turn in one of their better offensive performances this season, scoring five runs on six hits.
Maryland got after it early in the top of the first, after an Amanda Brashear single, sacrifice bunt and Juli Strange double quickly put the Terrapins ahead 1-0. UMD would tack two more on in the second, putting together a two-out rally.
Brigette Nordberg slapped a bases empty single, then scored after Hannah Dewey doubled to right center. Brashear used her second single of the game to bring her senior teammate in, and push the advantage to 3-0.
Dartmouth managed to cut the lead to one in the bottom of the frame, using three singles to score two. But, Maryland picked up right where it left off in the third, manufacturing two runs on an error, wild pitch and sacrifice bunt.
It appeared the Terps would cruise to the 10:30 stop with the lead, but the Big Green did not go away, plating a runner in the fourth then two more in the sixth.
Down 5-3, Dartmouth got a solo shot from Maddie Damore to come within one, then got two more runners on with one out. Hannnah Dewey got a strikeout with runners on the corners, but a throwing error scored the runner from third to tie the game. Play was halted during the ensuing at bat to end the game.
Maryland will return to competition next weekend in Columbia, Mo. for five games at the Mizzou tournament.