April 20, 2013
College Park, Md. -
Kaitlyn Schmeiser pitched a two hit shutout Saturday afternoon as the Terps beat Boston College 6-0 in game one of the doubleheader, but the Maryland softball team fell in game two, 8-6.
The Terps are now 24-23, 8-6 ACC and the Eagles are 11-28, 2-12 ACC after Saturday's action.
In the first game, sophomore Kaitlyn Schmeiser started in the circle and was dominant from the start. She allowed just two hits, one walk and tied her career-high 12 strikeouts in her seven-inning shutout.
Amanda McCann drew a leadoff walk to start the bottom of the first. Sara Acosta bunted her to second. Shannon Bustillos brought her in when she reached on an Eagles error. Bustillos went to second on the play, and Candice Beards scored her with a base hit through the right side to make it 2-0.
In the second inning, Corey Schwartz got on with a double to right center, then Bridget Hawvermale moved her to third on an infield base hit. Hawvermale stole second and on the throw from the plate, Schwartz stole home. After stealing third, Hawvermale scored on Acosta's bunt single for a four-run lead.
In the bottom of the third, Juli Strange drew a one-out walk, then Melissa Mancuso reached on a bunt for two on. They both moved over off a wild pitch, and Schwartz brought in Strange on an infield hit to make it 5-0. Hawvermale walked to load the bases, but BC right fielder Megan Cooley made a diving grab to end the inning.
Strange doubled to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Schwartz scored her with a base hit up the middle for a 6-0 lead.
In game two, the Eagles came out swinging for a six-run lead in the top of the first. Megan Cooley drew a leadoff walk, then Jessie Daulton reached on an error for runners on first and second. They both stole to take second and third, then Alana DiMiso hit an RBI single for the first run. Tory Speer doubled to right center to make it 3-0. Maria Pandolfo tripled to make it 4-0, then Ronnie Mae Ayers hit a home run to left for a 6-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, Bustillos got to second when the Eagles' centerfielder Pandolfo dropped a ball for the error. She stole third and scored when Lexi Carroll reached on an error to make it 6-1.
The Terps cut into the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Bustillos got on with a single to left and Bria Taylor came on to pinch run. Carroll singled up the middle next for two on, and Strange bunted them over to second and third. Taylor made it 6-2 on a groundout by Mancuso.
The Eagles tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth off a Terrapins' error on a bunt and then off a sacrifice fly.
In the bottom of the fifth, Acosta got on with a single that stayed just fair down the first base line. Lindsey Schmeiser flied out to move her to second, then Beards got on when she was hit by a wild pitch. Bustillos hit a double to left center to score two and make it 8-4.
Maryland made it 8-5 in the bottom of the sixth. Schwartz pinch hit and hit a single to right. Hawvermale reentered to run, and scored off a base hit by McCann.
With the Terps down three runs, Lindsey Schmeiser led off the bottom of seventh with a solo home run to leftfield to make it 8-6. Beards followed that up with a single up the middle, then Carroll was hit by a pitch, Mancuso hit a base hit through the left side to load the bases with two outs.
Freshman Madison Martin started game two and allowed five earned runs off four hits. Senior Carroll came on to relieve her with no outs in the top of the first. She allowed two runs, neither earned, off four hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings in the circle.
Maryland owns the all-time series over Boston College, 15-11. The Terps have won 11 of the last 15 matchups, dating back to 2008.
After this weekend, the Terrapins will host Delaware State Wednesday in a 5 p.m. doubleheader at Robert E. Taylor Stadium. Admission is free and parking will be free after 4 p.m. Those games can be heard on WMUCSports.com.