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COPPIN STATE SOARS PAST RETRIEVER BASEBALL IN 10TH, 6-3
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Retrievers (10-30, 3-9 AE) fell in extra innings, 6-3, to Coppin State (18-32) in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday night at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Eagles broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the 10th with an RBI double off the bat of Amiel Traynum and added two more in the inning. The Retrievers were led by Jack Saffron with a 4-for-4 day at the plate, knocking three singles and a two-run homerun.
Coppin State hopped on the board in the second manufacturing a run as a double by Nick Wenger and an RBI single from the bat of Chris Ramsey gave the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.
The Eagles added to that lead in the fifth as Corey Greene sent a shot over the left centerfield wall. Coppin State added another in the inning with Greg Fleet reaching on a single and working around the bases until Wenger plated him.
The Retrievers answered in the fifth with three runs as Jon Gossard led off with a double into right centerfield and moved to third as a Chris Cerello reached first base after a throwing error on his bunt. Mike Scheffel drove a sacrifice fly to deep centerfield scoring Gossard. Saffron with one away, took a pitch over the left centerfield wall for his first homerun of the season, a two-run shot to tie the game at 3-3.
The scored stayed that way until the top of the 10th as the Eagles scored three-runs on three hits and an error. Kyle Wildasin entered the game to pitch for the Retrievers and allowed a one out single to Wenger. After an error allowed Wenger to advance to third, Traynum laced a shot down the left field line for a double to score the eventual game-winning run. The Eagles tacked on two more runs in the inning as Ramsey hit a two RBI single.
Wildasin took the loss his second of the year. Matt Farina started for the Retrievers going the first 5.0 innings allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out four. Blake Phipps threw 4.0 innings allowing one hit.
Ryan Carroll threw the first 7.0 innings for the Eagles allowing eight hits and three runs while striking out four in the no decision. Tommy Stratchko got the win throwing 2.1 innings allowing one hit. Nathan Penrose entered with one away in the bottom of the 10th to get the save.
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