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UMBC AND BUFFALO SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Mark Lemon's three-run homerun lifted UMBC to a 5-3 win in game two.
In game one Buffalo opened scoring the first inning with two runs off Retriever starter Kyle Wildasin. The Bulls hit back-to-back doubles by Joe Mihalics and James Kingsley and Dan Quinn two batters later hit an RBI single to score the runs.
Down 2-0, UMBC ran into trouble in the fifth inning as Buffalo sent 11 batters to the plate and took advantage of five UMBC walks in the inning as the Bulls scored six runs on three hits, taking an 8-0 lead.
The Retrievers did all their scoring in the bottom half of the inning as a one-out double down the left field line by Isaac Friedel sparked the UMBC offense. Mike Scheffel and Wildasin also doubled in the inning as UMBC scored five runs on four hits.
Matt Johnson went the distance for
The long ball produced the action in game two as Mihalics in the first inning sent a pitch from Jon Pavlis over the center field fence. Pavlis settled down finishing the complete game for the win going 7.0 innings allowing three runs, two walks and striking out four. The only other runs Pavlis gave up in the game was a two-run homerun from Mihalics in the fifth inning, his second on the day.
UMBC scored four runs in the second to give Pavlis the lead. Ian Carman doubled to score Alex Laddbush, tying the game at 1-1 and putting two aboard for Mark Lemon. Lemon hit a three-run homerun over the left centerfield fence giving UMBC a 4-1 lead. Wildasin added to that in the bottom of the fifth with his first homerun of the year, going yard for a solo shot.
Wildasin finished 1-for-3 in game two while lemon went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Mihalics went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored for