COLLEGE PARK, MD – The No. 22 Terps saw their 11-game win streak, the longest since 2011, come to an end in a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Texas Tech on Friday night. Maryland is now 20-5 overall while Texas Tech moved to 24-7.
Trinity Schlotterbeck threw two innings in the circle before giving way to Keira Bucher.
The freshman Bucher pitched well for four innings, her most in a single game this season. She also tallied four strikeouts and multiple three-up-three-down innings. Kyra Pittman recorded the final three outs.
Maryland couldn’t convert on offense against tough Texas Tech pitching, despite two hits from Taylor Liguori, along with hits by Kiley Goff and Jaeda McFarland.
Liguori tied her career-high for the third time with three hits in a game. She also had three against Fairfield last weekend.
Breaking Down The Action
- Texas Tech got on the board first, scoring three runs off of a fielder’s choice, RBI single, and RBI double.
- The Red Raiders added another run in the second with a RBI double. Terps SS Sammi Woods made a clutch grab to end the inning, leaving two Texas Tech runners on base.
- Bucher came up big for the Terps in the third inning. After relieving Schlotterbeck, the pitcher delivered a strikeout to retire three straight Red Raiders and strand a runner on third.
- Liguori smashed a double in the fifth that hit the outfield wall, but wasn’t able to convert for a score.
- Texas Tech scored two more in the seventh off of a two-run homer.
- Sydney Lewis smashed a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh to put the Terps on the board.
- The Terps continue their homestand on Saturday against Bucknell at 2 p.m. and Texas Tech at 7 p.m. They will play Rider on Sunday at 1 p.m. All of these games will air on Big Ten Plus.
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