FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – An unearned run in the top of the eighth inning of game two gave McDaniel a split with Mary Washington in non-conference softball action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (1-1) opened the 2012 campaign with a 4-2 loss before needing eight innings for forge a split with Eagles (2-2), 4-3.
In the nightcap, freshman Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) struck out a program record-tying 13 batters while walking just two in her collegiate debut.
Jordan Beans (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) led the offense with three hits in the twinbill.
Morgan Lamon led Mary Washington with three hits of her own.
Trailing 3-1 entering the top of the seventh of game two, Rachel Sidney (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) drew a one-out walk before Hannah Otterman got one of her nine game-two strikeouts.
Beans kept things alive with a single that put runners at first and second before an Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) RBI double plated Sidney and Beans to knot the game.
Bramble worked around a one-out single with two of her 13 strikeouts in the bottom of the seventh to get the game to extra innings.
With one out in the eighth, Stacey Armacost (Glenville, Pa./South Western) reached on an error.
After a wild pitch moved Armacost to second, Otterman got her ninth strikeout for the second out.
Leigh Blohm (Bel Air, Md./Toms River North [N.J.]) followed with a double to score Armacost with the game-winning run.
Brehm got her third strikeout looking, a groundball out and fly out for the win.
Crystal Treat led off the bottom of the first with a walk and moved up to both second and third on wild pitches and scored on a third wild pitch in the inning.
With one out in the fourth, Tracy Davis (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) reached on an error before advancing to second on a groundout and scoring on a Laura Mertz (Gillette, N.J./Watchung Hills) double.
A Lamon single, wild pitch, stolen base and two-out error in the bottom of the fourth re-established the two-goal advantage.
In game one, Bireet Chitty and Brandee Adams reached to lead off the home half of the first inning.
Chitty drew a walk before scoring on an Adams double to left for a 1-0 lead. After advancing to third on a ground ball, Adams was able to score on a wild pitch and double the advantage.
A Brittany Scites leadoff single in the second coupled with a goundout, stolen base and Annie Blaine RBI stretched the lead to 3-0.
A Blaine double, wild pitch and Chitty RBI single pushed the advantage to 4-0 in the fourth.
Beans led off the top of the seventh with a single before a Davis two-out double plated Beans to break up the shutout.
A wild pitch and Stephanie Maring (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) single scored Davis to make it a 4-2 game before Blaine completed the complete-game win with a groundout.
The Green Terror returns to action at Mary Baldwin on Friday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1:30 p.m.