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BASEBALL DROPS 10-6 DECISION ON THE ROAD TO WILLIAM AND MARY
Williamsburg, Va. – The UMBC Baseball team (2-12) fell in the second game of a three-game weekend series to William and Mary (15-3) by a final score of 10-6 on Saturday afternoon at Plumeri Park. The Retrievers rallied from four runs down to tie the game at 6-6 in the top of the fifth inning, but the Tribe responded with at least one run in three of the final four innings to assure them the series victory prior to Sunday’s weekend finale.
UMBC for the second day in a row jumped out to the early lead with Zach Clark doubling and to center field and sending Mike Scheffel, who reached on an infield single, around to third base. Scheffel scored on the next batter as Jon Gossard grounded out to shortstop, putting UMBC in the lead at 1-0.
The Tribe retaliated quickly, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first and three runs in the third to go up on the Retrievers, 5-1. The Retrievers added a run in the fourth on a Dan Carpenter RBI single and were behind 6-2 going into the top of the fifth.
In the fifth Clark doubled in two runs and later with two outs Carpenter singled for his second hit of the day driving in Clark and Chris Becraft, knotting the game at 6-6.
The Tribe regained the lead the bottom of the fifth as they loaded the bases and a walk to Jason Rhymes scored their only run of the inning. The Tribe tacked on two runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to take the 10-6 win.
Eric Butkiewicz started for the Retrievers, going 4.1 innings, giving up a total of seven runs on eight hits, four of those runs were unearned. Zach Clark led UMBC going 3-for-5 from the plate with two RBI and a run scored. Dan Carpenter also had a multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 performance, driving in three runs.
The Retrievers wrap up the series on Sunday with a 1 p.m. first pitch.