BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Redshirt senior Madison Martin pitched a solid game for Maryland allowing just one earned run over 7.1 innings, but Indiana came through in extra innings for a 2-1 win Sunday. The Terps mustered just four hits on the day, as the squad now moves to 9-33-1 (2-13 B1G) on the year.
After the Hoosiers plated a run in the bottom of the first Martin locked in, as the Edmund, Okla. native continuously found ways out of jams and stranded runners. Martin would force Indiana to leave 11 runners on base between the first and seventh innings to keep the Terps in the hunt for the win.
The Terps managed to even the game in the top of the second, after a leadoff single from freshman Anna Kufta gave Maryland its first baserunner of the afternoon. A sacrifice bunt from fellow freshman Kassidy Cross advanced Kufta over to second, before a pair of ill-advised pitches from Indiana’s Tara Trainer brought her in to score.
Martin was almost the offensive hero for the Terrapins in a pinch hit appearance in the top of the eighth. She nearly drove a ball over the left field fence for a three-run home run, but it tailed off just foul before a strikeout ended the frame.
A walk off single from Rebecca Blitz made the difference in the bottom of the eighth, as Indiana clinched the series sweep.
The Terps will return to competition on Wednesday for a doubleheader at Rutgers beginning at 1:00 pm.