LAFAYETTE, La. – The Dartmouth softball team and Maryland played to a 5-5 tie on Sunday morning in the final game of the Mardi Gras Classic after play was suspended due to travel plans.
With the draw the Big Green are now 0-4-1, and the Terps are 2-11-1.
Tessa Grossman got her first career start for Dartmouth against a team that recently upset the No. 1 team in the nation. Grossman pitched six innings allowing six hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout.
Maryland struck first when Amanda Brashear led off with a single to second. With one out, Brashear scored when Juli Strange doubled to right center. The Big Green settled in and managed to record the final two outs to get out of the inning without allowing any more runs.
In the top of the second, the Terps tacked on two more runs when Hannah Dewey hit an RBI double to center field and Brashear knocked an RBI single up the middle. Maryland added another pair of runs in the following inning when Strange scored on a wild pitch, before Skylynne Ellazar laid down a sacrifice-bunt which scored Anna Kufta.
Trailing, 5-0, Dartmouth put two runs on the scoreboard thanks to a two run single by Micah Schroder, cutting the deficit to 5-2.
The Big Green tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth when Claire Bird doubled down the right field line, scoring Damore all the way from second. A scoreless fifth gave way to the sixth when Damore hit a solo home run to left field, for her first homer of the season.
With one out and runners on first and third, Tiffany Dyson struck out swinging as Schroder stole second and Bird scored on a throwing error, tying the game at five runs apiece.
Neither team would get a chance to break the stalemate as the contest was suspended with two outs in the bottom of the sixth due to travel plans, which ended the game in a 5-5 draw.
Dartmouth returns to action next weekend when the Big Green travel to Kennesaw, Georgia for the Kennesaw State Tournament.