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RETRIEVERS’ BASEBALL DROPS SERIES FINALE TO ALBANY, 14-5
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Retrievers (6-20, 1-2 AE) dropped the final game of a three-game series to America East Conference foe Albany (18-4, 2-1 AE) by a final score of 14-5 in league baseball action on Saturday afternoon at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Great Danes, who used four multi-run innings to grab the series finale, split the first two games of the series with the Retrievers.
The Retrievers opened the first inning with two runs as a double by Dan Carpenter was followed by a single from Zach Clark, scoring Carpenter for the opening run of the game. Two batters later Mike Orlando hit an RBI singled that plated Clark.
Jon Pavlis started for the Retrievers, holding the Great Danes scoreless over the first three innings before allowing five runs over the next two innings. Pavlis took the loss to move to 1-6 on the season.
The Great Danes scored four runs in back-to-back innings to bust the game open as the top five batters in the lineup recorded at least two RBI including lead-off man Joe Lamb, who went 4-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored, along with Dan Shoonmaker, who hit his third homerun in as many games.
Adam Kroft went 7.0 innings to get the win as he moves his record to 3-1 on the season for Albany.
The Retrievers were led by Kevin Brooks with a 2-for-4 day from the plate as he hit two doubles and scored two runs. Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a run and RBI while Clark was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday, April 13 when they host George Mason in the Retrievers first ever home night game at 7 p.m. at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC.