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UMBC BASEBALL AND ARMY SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER ON SUNDAY
Brian Moran hit a home run on the first pitch of game one on Sunday.
In game one UMBC jumped on the board in the first inning as lead-off hitter Brian Moran on the first pitch sent a shot over the left field fence, putting the Retrievers on top 1-0.
UMBC held its advantage until Army put two runs on the board in the top of third. Tony Capozzi started off the inning by reaching on a bunt. Caleb Love singled to right field on a hit and run moving Capozzi around to third base. Capozzi would score on a ground out while Love came home on an RBI single by Milan Dinga.
UMBC retaliated with two runs in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth with two outs Steve Russo singled up the middle. Russo came around to score on a double from Mike Scheffel. Scheffel scored a few batters later on a throwing error by the Black Knight’s catcher.
In the fifth UMBC utilized RBI singles from Zach Clark and Russo to add to their lead.
Tyler Stohr started for Army, pitching 4.0 innings and allowing five hits and three runs. Monte Jones and Austin Grimes each threw an inning as well.
In game two UMBC loaded the bases in the second inning. With two outs Steve Bowen hit a two RBI single to left field as UMBC went up 2-0. Bowen went 3-for-4 in the game with two singles and a double.
Army rallied with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth inning to take the lead. In the fourth Kyle Flemming singled and Jeremy Stache doubled to place runners on second and third. Flemming came home on a wild pitch while Stache scored on a ground out to tie the game.
The Black Knights took the lead the next inning as Kyle Scogin tripled to right center field to open the inning and than came home on a ground out to second base. Ben Mayhew threw 5.0 innings, allowing five hits, two runs and striking out seven for the win. Dan Pluff pitched the sixth inning while Milan Dinga worked the seventh to earn the save.
Jon Pavlis went the distance for UMBC, going all seven innings and allowing three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts.
UMBC returns to action at George Washington on Tuesday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m.