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UMBC BASEBALL CLAIMS FIRST WIN OF SEASON WITH 8-6 VICTORY OVER FAIRFIELD
The Retrievers jumped out to an early lead as senior Dan Carpenter led off in the first inning with a solo homerun, and added another run on a Kyle Wildasin RBI. UMBC held a comfortable 4-0 lead through five innings as sophomore starting pitcher Zach Clark kept the Fairfield bats quiet, allowing just one hit while striking out four in that time span.
However, the Stags’ bats would come alive in the sixth as Doug Anderson and Mike Wray led off with back-to-back doubles, pulling
Following a forty minute rain delay, the Retrievers were able to take advantage of Fairfield mistakes in the bottom of the seventh, as both Wildasin and junior Mike Orlando both reached on errors, and later scored on the double by Gossard to put UMBC up, 6-5. The Retrievers would add two more runs in the eighth behind a two-out two-RBI single by Wildasin.