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Tom Rinaldi and the Retrievers take on Delaware at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Night.
5/4 George Mason at UMBC, 3 p.m.
5/7 UMBC at
5/8 UMBC at
Tuesday Night Baseball Features UMBC vs.
Tuesday Night Baseball this week features the Retrievers hosting
UMBC Hosts George Mason at 3 p.m. on Wednesday
UMBC and George Mason, which were originally scheduled for a 7 p.m. start but changed do to UMBC hosting America East Men’s Lacrosse semifinal game, will meet for the second time this season as the Patriots on game one, 9-2 on April 4th. UMBC will be looking for their first win in the last three tries against the Patriots.
UMBC Heads To
The Retrievers are back on the road for conference play as they travel to
UMBC Opens Week With Win But Slides To End Week
UMBC dropped four contests last week before after opening the week with a win at home against Mount St. Mary’s. The Retrievers are 10-27 on the year and 2-10 in conference play heading into five games this week.
The UMBC Retrievers baseball team knocked 17 hits and tallied a seven run seventh inning en route to an 11-1 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday night at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. Kyle Wildasin set a UMBC record for career appearances making his 71st career pitching performance with his start Tuesday night. Wildasin captured the win going 7.0 innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run and striking out four. UMBC tallied 11 hits in the first six innings scoring four runs before opening up the offense in the seventh as 11 Retrievers came to the plate, scoring seven runs. UMBC’s biggest hit of the inning came with bases loaded as Brian Moran doubled into the left centerfield gap, clearing the base paths for three RBI. Mike Scheffel scored twice on a 3-for-5 performance and Alex Laddbush drove in one, scored twice going 3-for-4 at the plate. Zach Clark extended his hit streak to 12 games with a 2-for-5 performance, scoring a run and recording an RBI.
Game 1: Northeastern 5, UMBC 1
Behind a grand slam and solo homerun, Northeastern defeated UMBC in America East baseball action on Saturday afternoon at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. Adam Ottavino allowed one run in the first inning but shut the door after that, holding UMBC to three hits and no runs the remaining 8.0 innings of the game. UMBC in the first received a single to lead off by Brian Moran, who was pushed to third on a single by Mike Scheffel. Kyle Wildasin grounded out into a double play, allowing Moran to score the opening run of the game. UMBC held their 1-0 lead for the first five innings of the game as Eric Butkiewicz held the Huskies to three hits through 5.0 innings. After two walks and a single loaded the bases in the top of the sixth with no outs, Jeff Heriot launched a shot over the right field fence, clearing the base paths and giving the Huskies a 4-1 lead. Brian Nutting added a solo shot in the seventh inning to give Northeastern a 5-1 advantage as the Huskies out hit UMBC, 12-5. Butkiewicz took the loss to fall to 3-6 on the year, pitching a complete game and allowing 12 hits, five runs, to walks and striking out two batters.
Game 2: Northeastern 6, UMBC 1 Game 3: Northeastern 12, UMBC 7
UMBC lost both ends of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon as Northeastern won game one 6-1 and game two 12-7 to complete a three-game series sweep of the Retrievers at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Huskies used the long ball with four homeruns on the day.
In game one of the day, Northeastern tallied 14 hits as Time Bush went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored. One of those RBI came in the first inning as he doubled in one of the three runs scored in the first. Bush’s other hit was a solo homerun. Teammate Chris Emanuel went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs while Mike Lyon added a homerun as well. Devin Monds captured the win going the complete 7.0 innings allowing three hits and one run by the Retrievers. Jon Pavlis pitched the first 4.0 innings allowing six runs on 10 hits. Bo Sauter held the Huskies scoreless the final 3.0 innings of the game. Kyle Wildasin went 2-for-3 and Tom Rinaldi drove in Zach Clark for the Retrievers only run of the game in the fourth inning.
In game two both teams opened the offense with UMBC out hitting the Huskies 17-15. Northeastern, however, tallied a five run third inning and four run sixth inning to capture the win. Matt Morizio went 3-for-5 at the plate with four RBI, two runs scored. Morizio hit a two-run homerun in the second inning and tripled in two more runs in the third. UMBC was led by Mike Scheffel going 4-for-5 at the plate with a run scored and RBI while Brian Moran, Ian Carman, Kyle Wildasin, Tom Rinaldi, Alex Laddbush and Isaac Friedel each had two hits. Zach Clark took the loss going 3.0 innings allowing seven runs on eight hits. Dave Pellegrine captured the win going 6.1 innings allowing 14 hits and six runs with six strikeouts in the game.
Wildasin Becomes All-Time Leader In Pitching Appearances
UMBC senior Kyle Wildasin became the all-time UMBC leader in appearances moving past Eric Weltmer who made 70 pitching appearances at UMBC. Wildasin started against Mount St. Mary’s, going 7.0 innings allowing one unearned run and striking out four to earn the win and reach a UMBC career record 71 appearances. Wildasin holds first and second place on UMBC’s single-season chart for games pitched. Eric Butkiewicz is fourth all-time.
UMBC Pitching Appearances Chart
1. Kyle Wildasin 71
2. Eric Weltmer 70
3. Tom Bloom 63
4. Eric Butkiewicz 61
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Clark’s Hit Streak Snapped At 14 Games
Junior Zach Clark held a season-long hit streak of 14 games before being snapped as he was hitless in UMBC’s second game of their three-game series against Northeastern.
Blake Phipps Earns First Career Hit
Senior Blake Phipps earned his first collegiate hit and is batting 1.000 on the season with one hit in one batting appearance. The Senior right handed pitcher was forced to hit in the top of the ninth inning and laced a single in the outfield.
Wildasin’s ERA At .000 In Last Two Starts
Junior Kyle Wildasin has started two mid-week games over the past couple of weeks, no allowing an earned run and giving up just one unearned run in 13.0 innings of work. Wildasin earned a no decision after keeping
Eric Butkiewicz K’s Two Last Week To Increase All-Time Career Strikeouts Mark
Senior Eric Butkiewicz struck out eight batters against
UMBC Pitching Strikeouts Chart
1. Eric Butkiewicz 213
Ben O’Connor 201
3. Kevin Loewe 200
4. Tom Bloom 198
5. Bill Gerhardt 194
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Eric Butkiewicz Becomes First Retriever Pitcher To Throw 300 Career Innings
Senior Eric Butkiewicz went past the 300 career innings pitched plateau during his two-hit 14-1 win over
UMBC Pitching Innings Pitched Chart
1. Eric Butkiewicz 316.1
2. Tom Bloom 282.1
3. Kevin Loewe 281.2
4. Ben O’Connor 278.2
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Newcomers Going Deep
Of UMBC’s 17 homeruns this year, all but six have come off the bat of a newcomer. Freshman Joe Fowler holds a team-high four homeruns this year while Alex Laddbush has tallied three homeruns on the season. Newcomers Ian Carman and Mark Lemon each have two homeruns.
Butkiewicz No-Hit Bid Comes Up Short In Ninth
Senior Eric Butkiewicz took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against
Fowler Becomes Third Retriever Freshman To Earn Rookie of the Week Accolades
UMBC Baseball freshman Joe Fowler was named Co-Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 17, 2005. Fowler becomes the third different Retriever this season to earn a rookie of the week accolade from the conference, joining Steve Russo and Mark Lemon. Fowler extended his hit streak to six consecutive games during the week, batting an impressive .529 in five games for the Retrievers. Fowler drove in nine runs and recorded four extra base hits, three doubles and a homerun, his team-high fourth of the year. Fowler held a slugging percentage of .882 and on base percentage of .556 as he moved up as the team leader in RBI on the season with 19. Fowler in three starts at conference foe Maine went 7-for-12 at the plate with seven RBI, two doubles, one homerun, two runs scored and a 1.000 slugging percentage in the three-game series. Fowler leads the team in batting average in conference play, hitting .421 in six games.
Tom Rinaldi Named
Sophomore Tom Rinaldi was named America East Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 3, 2005. The sophomore Rinaldi had an outstanding week behind the plate for the Retrievers, playing in two of UMBC’s three games in three days, hitting an impressive .700 with three doubles, three RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage. Rinaldi went 3-for-4 from the plate against George Washington, recording a double in the game. The next day at Navy, Rinaldi went 4-for-6 from the plate, recording his first four-hit game as he drove in three runs, scored one and cracked two doubles, leading UMBC to an 11-2 win over Navy. Rinaldi on the season is batting .395 with 10 RBI, five doubles and a .512 slugging percentage. Rinaldi enters this week with a seven game hit streak.
Freshman Steve Lemon was named America East Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 3, 2005. Lemon batted .333 for UMBC and held a .429 on base percentage scoring one run and driving in two. He had two hits at
Steve Russo Named
Freshman Steve Russo was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week by the conference office for the week ending March 20, 2005. Russo that week went 3-for-6 from the plate with a run scored and RBI. Russo played in two games, going 2-for-4 at the plate with a start against
16-Inning Contest Longest In School History
UMBC’s 16-inning game against Old Dominion stands as the longest baseball game in UMBC baseball history. The Retrievers tied the game in the ninth inning at 4-4 which stood idle until a run in the bottom of the 16th inning by host Old Dominion gave the Monarchs a three-game sweep. The 16-inning affair also proved to be the longest in Old Dominion’s history as well.
RETRIEVER RECORD CHASING
Jancuska’s 600 Career Win Watch At Four Games
UMBC skipper John Jancuska is on the verge of 600 career wins, all coming during his 28 year stay at UMBC. Jancuska entered the 2005 campaign with 586 career wins, 14 shy from accomplishing the 600-win plateau. Jancuska went 1-4 last week to move to four games away from 600 with 596 career wins. Jancuska’s Retrievers have five games on tap this week.
Butkiewicz Chasing All-Time Starts Mark
Senior Eric Butkiewicz entered the season in reach of three all-time career marks in the UMBC Pitching record books and accomplished two already, becoming UMBC’s all-time leader in innings pitched and career strikeouts leader. Butkiewicz entered the season second in starts, fourth in innings pitched and fifth in career strikeouts. With a start last week Butkiewicz needs three to tie that all-time mark.
UMBC Pitching Games Started Chart
1. Tom Bloom 50
2. Eric Butkiewicz 47
3. Bill Gerhardt 36
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Wildasin Adds To Career Saves Mark
UMBC senior Kyle Wildasin added to his UMBC all-time career saves mark with a save against
UMBC Pitching Saves Chart
1. Kyle Wildasin 9
2. Ira Carlson 6
Eric Weltmer 6
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