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UMBC BULLPEN UNABLE TO HOLD LEAD AS MARYLAND COMES FROM BEHIND FOR 8-6 WIN
Zach Clark went 3-for-5 with four RBI while giving up one run in 4.0 innings on the mound.
College Park, Md. - The UMBC (4-11, 0-0 AE) baseball team was unable to hold on to a 6-1 lead as the Maryland Terrapins (12-14, 3-9 ACC) rallied with seven runs between the sixth, seventh and eighth inning to steal an 8-6 non-conference victory at Shipley Field on Tuesday afternoon. Zach Clark had a big day, leading UMBC on the mound the first four innings and going 3-for-5 from the plate with four RBI and two runs scored.
UMBC scored six unanswered runs and took a 6-1 lead by the end of the top of the sixth. In the third
In the fifth UMBC manufactured two runs, taking advantage of two errors and a bases loaded walk to Ian Carman. In the sixth, Clark continued to help his own cause, going yard over the center field wall on a full count pitch for a three-run shot, Clark’s first homerun of the year.
In the bottom of the sixth the Terps began their rally with a two out RBI double by Elliot Singletary. Maryland tied the game at 6-6 with a bases loaded double in the seventh by Jason Von Bohren, clearing the base path and driving in three runs.
UMBC threaten to take back the lead in the top of the eighth with a runner on second and one out but a line out by Wildasin and ground out by Alex Laddbush ended the Retriever threat.
In the bottom of the eighth
Blake Phipps gave up seven earned runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings worth of work. Phipps took the loss and drops to 1-1 on the year while Justin Hulse earned the win, moving to 1-0.
UMBC is 1-8 on the road this year with six of the eight losses coming by four or less runs. The Retrieves return to action at George Washington on Wednesday at 3 p.m.