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UMBC BASEBALL FALLS 3-2, 10-6 IN DOUBLEHEADER WITH MAINE ON SATURDAY
Joe Fowler drove in five of UMBC's eight runs on Saturday.
Orono, Maine – UMBC (7-19, 1-4 AE) dropped both ends of a doubleheader with Maine (19-9, 4-1 AE) as the Black Bears edged UMBC 3-2 in game one and took the back end of the twinbill with a 10-6 victory at Maine’s Mahaney Diamond on Saturday afternoon.
UMBC trailed by two runs going into the fourth as Joe Fowler singled home Steve Russo from second base to half the Black Bears lead. UMBC tied the game in the top of the fifth as Brian Moran tripled to lead off the inning. Kyle Wildasin, who went 3-for-5 from the plate in game one, knocked in Moran with a single. Wildasin also doubled in the game.
Ray Vallee in the bottom of the seventh singled and moved around to third on a stolen base and ground out. Ryan Quintal singled home Vallee for the eventual gamewinner.
Jon Pavlis went 8.0 innings for UMBC for a complete game performance, holding
Steve Richard captured the win going to 5-0 on the season allowing two runs on eight hits. Scott Robinson picked up the save, his third of the year.
In game two UMBC scored their first runs of the game much like game one as Joe Fowler doubled to bring Steve Russo to the plate from second base in the top of the second inning.
UMBC and Maine flipped flopped leads over the next three half innings as Maine countered with two runs in the bottom of the second only to see UMBC regain the lead as back-to-back RBI singles by Kyle Wildasin and Tom Rinaldi gave UMBC a 3-2 advantage.
In the bottom of the third, however,
Joe Fowler would homer in the fourth and drive in two with a two RBI single in the fifth but it wasn’t enough as
Fowler finished 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored. Zach Clark went all six innings for UMBC, allowing 11 hits and 10 runs, six of them earned to fall to 0-4.
Greg Norton captured the win to move to 6-1 for
The two teams wrap up the series on Sunday at 12 p.m.