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NAVY SPOILS OPENING NIGHT WITH 7-2 WIN OVER UMBC BASEBALL
Senior Kyle Wildasin extended his hit streak to 10-games and has a hit in 19 of his last 20 games played.
Navy started their scoring in the third inning with a two-out rally on the Retrievers. After Retriever starter Kyle Wildasin (Hanover, Pa./Southwestern) forced two groundouts, a walk to Ryan McGinn set up a two-run homerun by Jared Munde over the centerfield wall. Matt Lukevics doubled in Navy’s next at bat. Lukevics scored on a single by Jonathon-Matthew Johnston.
Navy added three more in the fifth as
UMBC was held without a hit threw the first 4.0 innings until Zach Clark (
Steve Russo (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) started the eighth with a triple down the right field line. The Retrievers looked to have started some offense as Anthony Socarras (
Russo scored in the inning as Scheffel singled to left field.
For the game, James Lee went the first 3.0 innings, pitching a perfect three innings besides an error by the Navy defense allowing one runner on. Lee captured the win to move to 3-3. Four other Midshipmen combined for the final six innings of the game.
Wildasin took the loss to fall to 0-4 as Wildasin allowed three runs on four hits in 3.0 innings. Wildasin went 1-for-4 at the plate with a RBI. Wildasin has a hit in 19 out of his last 20 games. Scheffel finished 1-for-3 with a run and RBI.