Kyle Wildasin continued his strong pitching, retiring the first 16-of-18 batters and allowing one earned run on Tuesday Night.
Baltimore, Md. - UMBC (13-30) dropped a 2-0 decision to local rival Towson (29-21) on Tuesday Night at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. Career win No. 600 eluded UMBC head coach John Jancuska as the Tigers tallied solo runs in the fourth and seventh to sweep the three-game season series.
The game turned into a pitching dual from the start as Towson starter Joe Peeler (2-4) was perfect the first 2.2 innings and held UMBC without a hit until the first batter of the fourth inning. Peeler went 6.0 innings allowing three hits with four strikeouts. John Dubski pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth while Jon Tapper earned his second save of the year with a scoreless ninth inning.
UMBC starter Kyle Wildasin (Hanover, Pa./Southwestern) was just as good on the mound, retiring the first 16-of-18 batters he faced in the game. Wildasin (2-5) went 7.0 innings allowing four hits, two runs, one earned run with four strikeouts. Zach Clark (Newark Del./Newark) pitched the eighth and ninth innings not allowing a hit.
Towson scored their first run in the fourth as Demitrios Nomikos singled to lead off the inning. He advanced to second on a balk and a fly out to right field allowed him to move to third. Adam Heffron singled into left field for the first run of the game.
Towson added their insurance run in the seventh as Casper Wells singled to lead off the inning and moved to second on a throwing error. Wells went to third on a passed ball and scored as Kyle Shellchock hit a sacrifice fly to deep right field.
UMBC out hit Towson 5-4 and each team committed one error in the game. UMBC left eight runners on base, including stranding two runners at third base and leaving the tying run on base in the top of the ninth. Mike Scheffel (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Alex Laddbush (Clarksburg, Md./Ohio U.) each went 2-for-4 at the plate for UMBC. Four different Tigers had solo singles in the game.
Jancuska will go for win career win No. 600 this weekend as UMBC plays a doubleheader on Saturday at 12 p.m. at America East Conference foe Albany and a solo series finale on Sunday at 12 p.m. UMBC returns home for their final night game of the season next Wednesday, May 18, against George Washington at 7 p.m.