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MANHATTAN HITS, PITCHES ITS WAY BY UMBC, 13-2
Baltimore, Md.—Visiting Manhattan scored five early runs of UMBC starter Jon Pavlis and broke the game open with a six-run seventh as the Jaspers (3-2) routed the Retrievers (4-5), 13-2 at the Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. Designated hitter John Fitzpatrick and left fielder Mike Garcia drove in runs with singles in the first inning and Garcia had the key hit in the three-run second, a two-run RBI double. Pavlis (1-2) settled down, but the damage was done and the Retrievers could not figure out Jasper sophomore righty Matt Nevins. Nevins threw six strong innings, allowing just one earned run and six hits as he evened his record at 1-1. The Jaspers broke the game open with six runs in the seventh off relievers Matt Buchholz and Brian Duffy. Pinch hitter Ryan Marcoux and second baseman Ruben Perez drove in two runs each with doubles.UMBC junior shortstop Steve Bowen broke the shutout with a two-run home run to dead center field in the seventh. Bowen was the lone Retriever with multiple hits as he went two-for-four. The same two teams play a noon doubleheader tomorrow.