COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Despite out-hitting both opponents and getting a pair of standout pitching performances, the Terps fell twice on Saturday at the Maryland Invitational. Maryland (6-16) took a 2-0 loss to Miami (Ohio) before falling to Jacksonville in their second game of the day.
The Terps will return to the field tomorrow against Utah and Yale to wrap up the weekend. The Terps take on Utah at 12:30 p.m. before they close out their weekend against the Bulldogs at 3:00 p.m.
Game 1 – Box Score
Pitcher Sydney Golden had a stellar start in the circle allowing only one hit over seven innings for only two runs, but Miami squeaked out a 2-0 win.
Those runs came with two outs in the sixth inning when the Redhawks launched a two-run double of the Terps’ outfielders. The Terps offense was able to get on base managing three hits in the pitcher’s dual, but couldn’t convert on their chances.
Shannon Hohman and Courtney Viestra combined to go seven innings for the Redhawks, who moved to 7-9 with the win.
Game 2 – Box Score
Freshman Ryan Denhart turned in perhaps her finest performance as a Terp in her young career, striking out a career-high nine batters while throwing a complete game, but UMD fell 2-0 to Jacksonville in Saturday’s late game.
Maryland again out-hit their opponent, connecting on nine while Denhart allowed just four hits from the Dolphins. Sophomore Brigette Nordberg tallied a game-high three hits in the contest.
Denhart continued to cruise as the game went on, striking out six batters in the final three innings, while bringing her strikeout total to 12 on the weekend.
Jacksonville was able to muster a two-out rally and converted on a line drive to right field that turned into two runs after an error. As in the first game, the late two runs were too much to overcome.