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UMBC BASEBALL PREVAILS 10-8 OVER RICHMOND
Ian Carman's two-run homerun proved to be the gamewinner against Richmond.
The Retrievers took the lead in the top of the fourth as Zach Clark walked, setting up back-to-back hits by Alex Laddbush and Kyle Wildasin. Laddbush singled to increase his hit streak to six games while Wildasin cracked the first of two doubles on the day to drive home
Russo followed Wildasin with a single bringing home both Wildasin and Laddbush to increase the advantage to 3-0. Russo came to the plate later in the inning on a balk as UMBC scored four in the inning.
Eric Butkiewicz, who earned his first win of the year and moves to 1-3 on the season, went 5.0 innings allowing seven hits, two runs and striking out five. Both runs given up came in the fifth inning.
UMBC added what would turn out to be much needed insurance runs with a six-run seventh inning. Once again UMBC started off the inning with a walk as Mike Scheffel reached first base and followed it up with back-to-back hits.
Joe Fowler doubled and Zach Clark singled to score two UMBC runs. Wildasin hit his second double of the day and
Anthony Sandstrom singled to pull the score 10-6 and Phipps walked Joe White to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate with no outs. Wildasin relieved Phipps and gave up a sacrifice fly and RBI single before ending the inning with a strikeout and fielder’s choice ground out.
Wildasin picked up the save, his first of the year and ninth in his career. Wildasin at the plate went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
David Sloan took the loss, his first of the year after allowing four runs and four hits. Matt McKenna and Austin Reilly each went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Spiders.