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RETRIEVERS CLAIM SERIES FINALE AGAINST HARTFORD WITH 13-5 WIN ON SUNDAY
Bristol, Conn. – The UMBC Retrievers’ baseball team (10-24, 3-6 AE) claimed the three-games series finale against Hartford (9-20, 3-6 AE) on Sunday afternoon at Muzzy Field. The Retrievers and Hawks split the first day’s doubleheader and with the 13-5 victory on Sunday, UMBC took the series.
The Retrievers started their scoring in the second with a two-out rally as Jack Saffron hit an RBI double, Dan Carpenter laced an RBI triple to right field and Kevin Brooks hit an RBI single to score three runs for the Retrievers.
UMBC added runs in the third, fourth, sixth, and eighth inning before a five-run ninth gave the Retrievers some insurance runs for the eight-run victory.
Mike Orlando went yard for the Retrievers for his second on the year. Carpenter went 4-for-6 on the day, including two doubles and a triple. Carpenter crossed the plate three times and recorded two RBI while Brooks was 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI and Zach Clark went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored to lead the UMBC offense.
Kyle Wildasin went 2-for-6 in the game to extend his hit streak to 11 games and now has a hit in 21 of his last 22 games.
Bo Sauter started for the Retrievers and went 5.1 innings. He exited in the sixth as Hartford scored four runs in that inning to close the gap to 6-4 but the combination of Mike Farina, Jon Pavlis and Wildasin held the Retriever lead as Sauter picked up his second win (2-1) on the year. Sauter allowed three runs on six hits. Wildasin went the final 2.0 innings allowing one hit.
Hartford’s Jeff Swedberg started for the Hawks going 2.1 innings and allowing four runs on six hits as he took the loss and falls to 2-6 on the year. Steve Moyer led the Hawks offense with a 3-for-4 day with two runs scored.