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SIX RUN FOURTH INNING PROPELS WILLIAM AND MARY TO 13-2 WIN OVER RETRIEVER BASEBALL TEAM
The UMBC Baseball team (2-13) fell victim to William and Mary (16-3) by a final score of 13-2 in the finale of a three-game series with the Tribe on Sunday afternoon at Plumeri Park. Zach Clark led the Retrievers with a 2-for-3 day from the plate, scoring two runs including his first homerun of the season.
UMBC trailed by 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning when William and Mary but together six runs on six hits. Jon Rhymes led off with his first career triple, and scored on John Lentz’s double to left. Lentz moved to third on a wild pitch, and after Chris Rahl reached on a fielder’s choice, he stole second, and both men scored on Mike DeCarlo’s double to extend the lead to 6-0. The Tribe went on to tack on three more runs in the inning and take a 9-0 lead after four.
Clark got the Retrievers on the board in the sixth inning as he knocked his third double in the past two days to give UMBC a runner in scoring position with no outs. Clark scored two batters later as Dan Carpenter singled to bring him around.
Clark in the eighth inning hit his first homerun of the year going over the left centerfield wall as he scored both Retrievers runs on the day.
Tribe starter Phil Bartleski improved to 2-1 in the win, as he allowed only one run on seven hits while striking out seven in six innings of work, while UMBC starter Bo Sauter, the first of five Retriever hurlers, fell to 0-1 after giving up two runs on five hits in two innings of work.