Softball Sweeps Doubleheader from George Mason
April 28, 1998
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Junior pitcher Kelly Shipman struck out 11 batters to lead Maryland to a 2-0 victory in the first game and sophomore designated hitter Cortney Madea had a career-high four hits as the Terps won the second game, 5-1, to gain a doubleheader sweep over George Mason at the Varsity Softball Field here this afternoon. The victory in the first game was Terps' head coach Gina LaMandre's 100th of her four-year career.
Maryland improves its record to 27-21 while George Mason falls to 16-39. The Terps defeated the Patriots five times this season; running a 5-0 record.
Shipman struck out 11 while allowing only four hits in the first game. She helped her cause at bat as she scored what turned out to be the game winning run. After drawing a bases on balls with one out in the top of the sixth, she advanced to second on an Amy Sandler single and stole third base. On her steal of third, the throw by the Patriot catcher went into left field which allowed her to score the Terps' first run of the day. Sandler would later score on another throwing error by the GMU catcher. Shipman's pitching record is now 12-13.
Madea was the hitting star in the second game with a career-high four hits, one RBI and one runs scored. She singled in the second, doubled in the fourth, singled in the sixth and single home a run in the seventh. Sandler also had a multi-hit game with two single and two runs scored. Junior pitcher Tisha Killian struck out five while allowing only four hits and one earned run. Her record is now 15-8. The 15 victories is a career-high.
Maryland will close out its regular season as it travels to Princeton for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
Game No. 1 Maryland 000 002 0 2 3 0 George Mason 000 000 0 0 4 2 Winning Pitcher: Kelly Shipman (12-13). Losing Pitcher: Shannon Hiltner (4-12). Doubles: Angie Zittle (M). Triples: None. Home Runs: None.