March 19, 2017 || Maryland Stadium
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland went down in both of its Sunday games to wrap up play at the Maryland Invitational, falling 9-7 to Binghamton and 8-0 to 12th-ranked James Madison at Maryland Stadium. The Terps will return to the field tomorrow to host St. John’s. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.
A six-run fifth inning made the difference for Binghamton as the Bearcats came back to top the Terps 9-7 in the team’s first game of the day. Maryland outhit the visitors 14-7, but six errors proved costly to hand Binghamton its second win of the day after previously beating Buffalo in the morning slate.
Skylynne Ellazar starred at the plate for the Terps, knocking four hits, while Kristina Dillard had a game-high three RBIs on two hits. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the second, Maryland took control scoring six runs over the next three to go ahead 7-3.
It was in the top of the fifth that Binghamton took control, scoring six runs on three hits and two errors in a marathon inning. The Maryland offense cooled off down the stretch, producing just three hits as the team surrendered a two-run defeat.
Maryland faced one of the premier pitchers in college softball in the tournament’s final game, falling 8-0 to #12 James Madison 8-0. Junior Megan Good entered the contest with a 0.22 ERA, and improved to 16-0 on the season pitching 7.0 innings for the win.
The Terps did manage to get to the Dukes' ace, notching six hits on the day including a team-best two from Ellazar.
The JMU offensive was clicking early, scoring three runs in the first and another in the second to get ahead 4-0. Maryland had the bases loaded in the bottom of the second, but a strikeout from Good ended the inning.
The Dukes added some insurance runs down the stretch to improve to 24-3 on the year, while Maryland now stands 6-20-1 on the seson.