Maryland Softball travels to Ann Arbor for a four-game series against No. 22 Michigan
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Maryland (11-13) will play in a four-game series against Michigan # 22 (17-4) starting Friday.
After winning three out of four games against the Spartans, Maryland will attempt to repeat the same success against a much tougher Wolverines roster.
Freshman outfielder Jaeda McFarland was relentless against Michigan last weekend and received the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week award. In the series, McFarland went 5-12 with one doubles and two triples, and scored five runs, including the walk-off run, to win the fourth game. She had a total of eight put-outs, two in every game played.
Senior pitcher Jennifer Brann was dynamite on the mound. Brann won two of her three victories of the season against Michigan State. She had a total of six strikeouts over the weekend and did not allow inexperienced or deserved runs in the first game she set up.
Michigan has two wins, one against the state of Ohio and one against the state of Michigan. Junior pitcher Alex Storako led the Wolverines to an 11-0 win over Ohio State by recording 10 strikeouts and just one walk. Storako also led Michigan in a 6-1 loss to Michigan State, recording nine strikes and no walks.
In the game against Ohio State, Natalia Rodriguez was 2-3 with a triple, two victim hits, two RBIs and a run. Lou Allan (Senior First Baseman), Kaylee Rodriguez (Newbie) and Taylor Bump (Senior Third Baseman) each scored a home run in a very strong Wolverines line-up.
In the win against Michigan State, junior catcher Hannah Carson hit 2-3 with a double, an RBI and scored a run. Haley Hoogenraad, fifth year senior right fielder, had a home run, two RBIs and two runs for the Wolverines.
This is a high-scoring series with two productive offenses. All four games can be streamed on BTN Plus.