#23 Maryland Softball Drops Two in Spring Break Classic

March 15, 2008

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland softball team dropped two games Saturday in the Maryland Spring Break Classic. In the first game, Sarah Dooley and Meredith Nelles combined for 10 strikeouts while only allowing three hits, but Lehigh defeated the Terps, 1-0. In the second game, Valparaiso used a seven-run fourth inning as the Crusaders defeated Maryland, 7-5. The #23 Terps dropped to 20-4 on the season.

In the first game, senior Jenny Belak stole a base for her 46th of her career, breaking the school record previously held by Samantha Sweeney.

Against the Crusaders, freshman Kerry Hickey hit her third home run of the season, along with pitching 3 2/3 innings of scoreless work in relief after Valpo struck for seven runs in the fourth inning.

Belak tripled and scored on a throwing error for the 10th triple of her career, tying her with Keri Lounge for most in school history. She broke the record in the seventh inning when she tripled to left field.

Maryland's Sarah Dooley took both losses on the day as her record fell to 8-4.

Maryland concludes the Maryland Spring Break Classic Sunday with games against UMBC and Niagara at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.

Maryland	000 000 0   0 7 1
Lehigh		000 010 0   1 3 0
Sarah Dooley, Meredith Nelles (5) and Julie Lofland; Lisa Sweeney and Lauren Eichblatt. W - Sweeney, 9-0. L - Dooley, 8-3.

Valparaiso	000 700 0   7 4  1
Maryland	010 020 2   5 12 0
Andrea Zappia and Shannon Robinson; Meredith Nelles, Sarah Dooley (4), Kerry Hickey (4) and Julie Lofland. W - Zappia, 5-3. L - Dooley, 8-4. HR - Hickey (3).