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April 4, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland softball team took a 6-2 win from #19/16 Florida State Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Atlantic Coast Conference series. The Terps (21-15, 1-7) forced the Seminoles (33-7, 6-3) to give up the most runs they have this season with strong production at the plate.
Seven Terrapins earned hits in the win, with senior Alex Schultz leading with two.
The Terrapins struck early, scoring their first run in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore Kathy McLaughlin singled with two outs and scored off Schultz's triple to the left field wall.
Maryland scored two more runs in the bottom of the second to take a 3-0 lead. Senior Lydia Fowler walked as the second batter of the inning. She advanced to second on an illegal pitch by FSU's Sarah Hamilton. Freshman Courtney Kane tripled to score Fowler and scored when sophomore Vangie Galindo reached on an error.
Junior Kerry Hickey started in the circle for the Terps. Hickey and the Terrapin defense forced the Seminoles into two 1-2-3 innings in the second and third. The Seminoles put their first run on the board in the fourth inning when Shayla Jackson scored on a sacrifice fly by Ashley Stager.