Maryland upsets Arizona, 7-3, advances to regional final

5-run rally in 7th inning gives Terps 3rd win in row

May 23, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Maryland women's softball team upset Region 2 top seed Arizona, 7-3, in the third round of the NCAA Division I tournament yesterday.

Maryland plays for the regional championship today at 1 p.m.

The Terrapins erased a one-run deficit with five unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning on two Wildcats errors and a home run by Cortney Madea.

Kelly Shipman (32-13) pitched a complete game for Maryland, striking out eight and walking four. She also singled in a run in the seventh inning.

Madea led the Maryland offense by going 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Shortstop Jennifer Portman also had two hits for the Terrapins.

On Friday, Shipman won her 31st game and drove in the game's only run with a single in the sixth inning to lead Maryland past Kansas, 1-0, in the second round.

Shipman gave up eight hits, struck out three and walked two. Sarah Workman took the loss.

Maryland has won three straight in the tournament, which opened Thursday.

Pub Date: 5/23/99

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