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10-RUN SIXTH INNING FUELS RETRIEVER BASEBALL'S 13-10 WIN OVER STONY BROOK ON SUNDAY
Stony Brook, N.Y. - UMBC sent 15 batters to the plate in a 10-run sixth inning to defeat the Stony Brook baseball team, 13-10, on Sunday afternoon at University Field. With the loss the Seawolves record moves to 24-24 overall, 9-9 in the America East, while the Retrievers improve to 14-34, 6-12. The Retrievers claimed the season series after splitting a doubleheader on Saturday.
Stony Brook jumped on the board early, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning on a two-run home run by Nick Theoharis to give the Seawolves a 2-0 advantage.
The Retrievers answered with a longball of their own in the top of the third as Zach Clark left the yard with two runners on to give UMBC a 3-2 lead. Stony Brook responded in the bottom of the inning when Isidro Fortuna plated Stephen Didsbury on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at three. Matt Devins later scored on an RBI single by Theoharis to give the Seawolves back the lead at 4-3 after three innings of play.
UMBC would blow the game open in the sixth, however, sending 15 batters to the plate en route to 10 runs and a 13-4 lead. The Retrievers tallied eight hits in the inning, highlighted by Mike Scheffel’s two-run homer and a two-run single by Gossard.
Stony Brook cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the seventh scoring three runs and later scored two in the eighth and one in the ninth but the Retrievers held off the late charge for the win.
Steve Evans (1-2) earned the win on the mound for UMBC while Clark was 2-for-5 with four RBI, Scheffel drove in three as part of a 3-for-5 afternoon and Mike Orlando went 4-for-6 with a pair of runs scored.