The Maryland softball team will head to Seattle this week for its fourth overall NCAA Regionals appearance. 16th-seeded Washington will play host to Texas Tech, Harvard and the Terrapins in the NCAA Regionals over the weekend.
The Terps (34-20) will take on No. 22 Texas Tech (40-15) Friday, with Harvard (33-13), the Ivy League champion, taking on No. 18 Washington (36-17). All games will be at the Husky Softball Stadium.
The Terrapins the Red Raiders will meet at 3:30 p.m. Friday and the Crimson and the Huskies will play at 6 p.m. PT Friday. Saturday’s games will be at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. PT. More information on live stats and where to watch will be available on umterps.com shortly. For more on the NCAA Tournament bracket, log on tohttp://www.ncaa.com/brackets/softball/d1.
The Maryland softball team outhit Boston College 12-2 to run rule the Eagles 11-0 in five innings Sunday. The Terps (32-18, 8-7 ACC) clinched their third straight ACC series win and second league sweep of the season.
The Maryland softball team battled at NC State to split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon. The Terps held off the Wolfpack 5-3 in the first game, then rallied to force extra innings, but fell in 10, 5-4 in game two.
In game one, the Terrapins (25-17, 3-6 ACC) gave NC State (21-26, 3-11) an early lead in the bottom of the second off of a series of errors. Maryland took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth. Freshman Shannon Bustillos tied the game with a lead off solo home run for her fourth long ball in the last six games. Pinch runner Bria Taylor scored later in the inning when Sara Acosta reached on an error.
The Maryland softball team cruised past Howard to win 9-0 in game one and 10-0 in game two in a midweek doubleheader Wednesday. Kendra Knight notched her second career no-hitter in the first game and the Terrapins outhit the Lady Bison 17-1 on the day.
Knight, the ACC Pitcher of the Week, pitched all 5.0 innings of the first game and 3.0 in the second. She didn’t allow a hit until the third inning of the second game. She notched 19 strikeouts on the day and three walks.
In game one, the Terrapins (25-17, 3-6 ACC) got four runs in the bottom of the first off of one hit, one Howard error, two passed balls and four stolen bases. They added two more in the bottom of the second when the ACC Player of the Week Shannon Bustillos sent a two-run shot over the centerfield wall to make it 6-0.
The Maryland softball team opened its 2012 season Friday with two wins, including a 7-3 victory over No. 11 Michigan. In their first game of the day, the Terrapins (2-0) beat Long Island, 3-1.
“It feels great to have such a good start to the season,” head coach Laura Watten said. “We had a total team effort in both games today, offensively and defensively, and it’s just a great sign of our potential this year.”
The Maryland softball team will play host to one of 16 Regional sites next weekend in the NCAA Women’s Division I Softball Championship. The Terps (39-17) will appear in back-to-back NCAA Regionals for the first time in program history. Maryland will play host to the No. 11-seed Baylor (40-12), Conference USA champion East Carolina (39-20) and the Patriot League champion Lehigh (33-21) next weekend at Robert E. Taylor Stadium. Maryland is scheduled to face off against East Carolina Friday at 7:30 p.m., while Baylor and Lehigh will take the field at 5 p.m. The four teams will play a double-elimination tournament over the weekend, with the winner advancing to the Super Regionals next weekend. from umterps.com
Senior Kerry Hickey of the Maryland softball team notched her 11th career no-hitter Saturday in game one of a doubleheader at Florida State. The Terps beat the Seminoles 1-0 in the first game and a five-run top of the seventh inning led Maryland to a 7-4 victory in the second game. The two wins are Maryland’s (32-13, 8-4 ACC) first-ever back-to-back wins over Florida State (25-23, 7-9 ACC) in school history.
The Maryland softball team took two wins from Fordham Wednesday night in a midweek doubleheader at Robert E. Taylor Stadium. It was the tale of two games, as the Terps (15-9) won 7-1 in the first game and rallied for a 5-4 win in the second. Senior Kerry Hickey started in the circle in the first game and threw six shutout innings before allowing the Rams (14-12) a run. She gave up six hits, but didn’t allow one until the top of the fifth inning.