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UMBC BASEBALL DOWNED 17-4 BY OLD DOMINION
Anthony Socarras recorded a double for three RBI on Saturday.
Butkiewicz lasted 3.0 innings allowing six runs on nine hits, four of those runs earned. The Retrievers took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the second inning as with two outs and the bases loaded Anthony Socarras laced a double into centerfield, clearing the base paths for three RBI. Mark Lemon, Tom Rinaldi and Carl Wolf all scored on the hit.
The game started to unravel for UMBC in the bottom of the fourth as the first seven batters reached base on UMBC. Behind four doubles and a triple the Monarchs scored 11 runs and took a 13-3 lead.
UMBC added one more run in the seventh as Mike Scheffel singled in Lemon.
Bo Sauter replaced Butkiewicz going 3.0 innings allowing seven runs, four earned, on five hits. Dan Blewitt and Tom Schlein each tossed an inning as well. Seven Retrievers tallied a hit on the day with Socarras’ three RBI double the biggest one.
Bryan Cippolla went 1-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored. He tallied a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Monarchs added on four more runs in the eighth.
Kevin Gunter got the win as he improves to 1-1. Gunter went 7.0 innings allowing four runs and six hits with four strikeouts. Butkiewicz took the loss, his first of the season.
UMBC will try to hold off the Monarchs from earning the sweep when the two teams meet on Sunday at 1 p.m.