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Maryland Michigan softball final score result

Game two of the final home series for Maryland softball hosting the fourth ranked Michigan Wolverines and the Terps extended the game one inning more than Friday's but suffered a second straight run rule loss to the Wolverines.


The Maryland Terrapins and Michigan Wolverines softball squads met Saturday afternoon in the middle game of a three game series with the Terps hosting the fourth ranked Wolverines. The Terps extended the game one inning longer than they had on Friday but still suffered their third consecutive run rule loss and fourth in a row overall.

Maryland's ace the 18-7 Kaitlyn 'KK' Schmeiser started in the circle for Maryland and immediately found herself in a bit of hot water when she gave up a lead off double to Sierra Lawrence. Player of the Year candidate Sierra Romero topped a bouncer back to Schmeiser who seemed to have Lawrence caught in a rundown between second and third. However, Michigan's center fielder eluded the tag and the Wolverines had two on with no one out.

After a sacrifice bunt by Kelly Christner advanced the runners, KK retired Kelsey Susalla on a come backer. The senior from Dunkirk escaped the jam by striking out Lauren Sweet  - her 158th of the year - to end the inning.

KK found herself in hot water in the top of the second. Lindsay Montemarano reached on an error by first baseman Bridget Hawvermale and advanced to second on a wild pitch. She advanced to third on a deep fly to center by Aidan Falk. After Tera Blanco's soft looper to Hawvermale, Abby Ramirez hit a grounder that skipped of the glove of Kylie Datil at short. Lawrence followed with a massive blast over the fence and Paint Branch Drive in left. The Terps trailed 3-0 at the end of two when they failed to take advantage of Shannon Bustillos' lead off double in the bottom of the frame.

The Wolverines added to their lead in the fourth. DH Aidan Falk led off with a single to right and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Blanco. Ramirez registered her second RBI of the day with a double to the gap in left center. Hannah Dewey came on in relief of Schmeiser and retired Lawrence for the first time on a line drive hit right at Erin Pronobis in left. Romero, however, lofted a fly ball to center that carried over the fence in center and the visitors had doubled their lead to 6-0.

The Terps got on the board for the first time in the series and ended a string of over 13 scoreless innings dating to the first inning of the second game at Rutgers when Bustillos hit her ninth homer of the year to straight away center. The blast left Maryland trailing by five at the end of four.

Maryland got a one out double off the bat of Lindsey Schmeiser in the bottom of the fifth. Though nothing came of the hit, it was noteworthy for being Lu's 20th double of the season setting the all-time Terrapins record for two base hits in a single campaign.

Michigan got to Dewey in the sixth. She retired Ramirez on a nubber to first but then walked the pair of Sierras - Lawrence and Romero. Lawrence moved up on a wild pitch and scored on Christner's single. Susalla then smashed the Wolverines' third homer of the game also going to  straight away center.

Brenna Nation came on as the Terps third pitcher of the day. She walked the first two batters she faced then struck out Taylor Swearingen before walking the bases full. Ramirez, ended the inning much the way she started it this time grounding out to the pitcher.

Corey Schwartz led off the bottom of the sixth with a homer to left and Pronobis followed with a single to center and moved up on a passed ball and Busttillos' grounder to short. However she was stranded at third when Sarah Calta , pinch hitting for KK struck out and was retired on a soft liner to right sealing the 10-2 run rule win for Michigan.