|University of Maine||South Dakota State|
Tampa, Fla. — On day two of its spring break swing, the University of Maine softball team suffed a pair of setbacks, losing to Robert Morris, 7-4, and South Dakota State, 8-0.
The Black Bears fell behind early in game two and were unable to get the bats going, recording just three hits in an 8-0, five-inning loss to South Dakota State.
Derrick recorded two of Maine’s three hits to lead the offense for the Black Bears.
Maine looked to get on the board early when German drew a first inning walk before moving along to third on Derrick’s single. However, the Black Bears would strand the pair.
The Jackrabbits rallied for three runs in the bottom of the first and added four more in the second, powered by Paige Gerdes three-run homer to left.
Yanney Ponce’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth plated Lyndsey Crist to put the game away.
Molly Flowers suffers the loss for Maine after the senior went 1.1 innings, giving up six runs, five earned, on three hits and four walks with a strikeout. Lilly Volk came on to work 3.1 innings of relief, giving up two runs on two hits with a strikeout.
The Black Bears continue action on Sunday when they take on Southern Illinois University at 11:15 a.m.