Another day, another dominant win for Michigan softball. Just like Friday night, Michigan jumped out early in this one, putting up 2 runs in the 1st. Maryland scratched out a run in the 2nd, but Michigan hit back right away with 2 more in the 2nd.
It was the 3rd inning where this one got completely out of hand, however. The Saline slugger, Katie Alexander, got things started with a solo shot to make it 5-1. A walk from Allan and singles from Hoogenraad and Rodriguez loaded the bases, and then the scoring started in earnest. Faith Canfield drew a walk, and then Natalie Peters cleared the bases with a 3 RBI triple. She didn't have to wait long for her turn to come home either, as a Tera Blanco RBI groundout capped the 3rd inning scoring. 2 more runs in the 4th pushed the margin to 12-1, as the Wolverines put up crooked numbers in all 4 innings of work.
Tera Blanco wasn't dominant in her 4 innings of work, but did enough to keep the Terps down. She handed out 4 hits and a run, but dealt 4 Ks as well before ceding the circle to Sarah Schaefer to close things out. Schaefer let up a 1-out single, but picked up back-to-back ground-outs to end the game.
Michigan goes for the series sweep tomorrow at noon-thirty. They'll need to keep the pedal to the metal, as Indiana, of all teams, while still well under .500 for the season, has amassed an impressive 10-2 record in the conference (mostly against bottom-feeders, it's true), and remains stubbornly only 1 game back in the standings.