Infielder Taylor Okada went 4-for-5 with three RBI.
Outfielder Campbell Kline finished with two of the Terps' seven hits.
They'll have a chance to redeem themselves in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge this weekend.
The Terps struck first but couldn't hang on.
The Terps were fell to both the Shockers and Longhorns in mercy rule defeats.
"Our effort will allow the process to be successful.”
Montgomery led Louisiana Tech to 30 or more wins in each of the past five seasons.
Wright put together a combined 61-147-1 record in her four years with the Terps.
The Terps are slated to take on Pittsburgh and Clemson in February.
The Terps had their best start since 2015, but results began falling off in Big Ten play.