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BUFFALO TOPS RETRIEVER BASEBALL, 7-6, ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Zach Clark went 2-for-4 with three RBI on Tuesday.
Score by Innings R H E
UMBC................ 013 000 110 - 6 10 1
Ruszkowski gave up 10 hits in the game but allowed a total of six runs, five earned and struck out five. Butkiewicz struck out eight batters but allowed seven runs, five earned, on eight hits.
With two aboard, Mike Folli singled up the middle with a hard line drive that got past centerfielder Mike Scheffel and went all the way to the fence. Two runners scored and Retriever third baseman Steve Russo, while Folli was coming into third base, was called for interference, allowing Folli to score on the play and give Buffalo a 4-0 lead.
UMBC in the bottom half of the second inning took advantage of a two-out double by Tom Rinaldi as Russo singled home the Retriever catcher two batters later to put UMBC’s first run on the board.
In the third UMBC struck with three runs on four hits as three-consecutive singles brought Zach Clark to the plate with the bases loaded.
UMBC scored in the bottom of the seventh and eighth coming within one run of the Bulls on both occasions. In the seventh Russo, after singling, worked his way around to third base and came home on a ground out by Ian Carman. In the eighth
Quinn went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI and Folli finished with two RBI, one run scored in a 1-for-4 performance for
UMBC returns to the diamond at