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UMBC BASEBALL FALLS 7-2 TO TOWSON ON TUESDAY NIGHT
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Retrievers (12-33, 4-11 AE) dropped a 7-2 decision to the Towson Tigers (17-31, 6-15 CAA) in non-conference baseball action Tuesday Night at the Baseball Factory Field at UMBC.
With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the eighth, Towson tallied three runs as Shane Justis led off the inning with a single, giving way to Pat Fields who lifted a shot over the left centerfield wall for a two-run homerun. The Tigers added one more run in the inning as Hans Falkenhan hit a sacrifice fly to left field to plate Jeremy Stifler.
The Tigers put the first two runs of the game on the board, scoring in the first inning on an RBI double by Adam Heffron to score Bobby Paduano, and in the sixth with a sacrifice fly by Fields allowing Heffron to score.
The Retrievers evened the score 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth with Mike Scheffel leading off the inning with a double and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Zach Clark and Kyle Wildasin scoring on a wild pitch after reaching base on a walk.
Tom Ballenger started the game on the mound for the Retrievers throwing 6.0 strong innings before giving way to Matt Buchholz in the seventh. Ballenger finished the game allowing two runs on five hits and striking out two in the no decision.
Buchholz took the loss allowing three runs on three hits in 1.0 innings of work. Five Retriever hurlers entered the game as Kyle Wildasin, Blake Phipps and Bo Sauter all threw in relief.
Luke Thomas picked up the win going 7.0 innings allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four. Steve Sweich finished the final 1.2 innings allowing no runs on no hits for the save.
The Retrievers return to action at Stony Brook this weekend with a three-game series beginning on Saturday, May 15 at