Williamsburg, Va.óThe Retrievers baseball team (1-1) scored six runs in the second inning an added 13 in the final three frames to overwhelm host William & Mary (3-4), 21-7, in the second game of a three-game series.
UMBC banged out 18 hits, but committed six errors and five of the Tribeís seven runs were unearned. William & Mary shaved a 6-0 deficit to 8-7 after six innings, but UMBC posted five runs in the seventh, one in the eighth and seven in the ninth and reliever Tim Comiskey threw four outstanding innings to earn the victory.
Second baseman Ian Carman had the key hit in the six-run second with a two-run single up the middle.
In the seventh, right field Isaac Friedelís double to left-center scored center fielder Brian Moran and Friedel came around on shortstop Steve Bowenís infield hit. First baseman Steve Gale plated Bowen with a single down the right field line and left fielder Joe Fowler also came around on a fielding error by the right fielder. Gale would score on a passed ball.
Carman drove in another run with a two-out single to left-center in the eighth. Moran had the big hit in the ninth inning, plating Gale and designated hitter Zach Clark on a triple to right-center. Pitch hitter Scott Peddicord and Fowler added RBI singles later in the inning.
Comiskey was UMBCís third pitcher of the day and entered the game in the sixth inning and did not allow an earned run, while striking out four in the final four innings. Clark went 4 2/3 innings and allowed only one earned run, while striking out four and walking none, but came up one out short of getting the victory. After two walks, Dan Blewett got the final out in the fifth, but walked the first two batters in the sixth and was replaced by Comiskey.
Moran led the hit brigade with four safeties. He scored three times and drove in three. Gale was 3-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBIís and Carmanís 2-for-4 effort produced three RBIís.
The rubber game of the series will be on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.