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MIKE SCHEFFEL’S SIXTH INNING HOME RUN LIFTS UMBC IN DOUBLE HEADER SPLIT WITH MANHATTAN ON SUNDAY
Mike Scheffel's sixth inning home run led UMBC to a split with Manhattan on Sunday.
UMBC baseball junior left fielder Mike Scheffel (
Scheffel came to the plate with the game tied 7-7 in the bottom of sixth inning when he connected on a pitch over the center field fence, giving UMBC an 8-7 advantage. Left handed pitcher Tom Schlein (
After forcing a ground out by Eric Nieto, Schlein allowed a hit to Nick Derba, putting the tying run on. Schlein, facing the number three and four hitters of the Jaspers’ line up, stayed composed striking out Matt Rizzotti and John Fitzpatrick to end the game.
The Retrievers earlier in game two tallied a six run second inning, sending 10 batters to the plate and collecting seven hits in the inning. Scheffel led UMBC going 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI. Stave Gale was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Sean Rae started for UMBC, allowing all seven runs in 4.1 innings. Rae gave up nine hits and five walks while striking out two. Schlein finished the final 2.2 innings, allowing three hits, one walk and striking out three.
Jesse Darcy went all 6.0 innings for
In game one UMBC scored five runs in the first inning but was held in check the remainder of the game as the Jaspers scored eight unanswered runs, including a four run fifth and three run seventh to defeat UMBC.
Fitzpatrick led the Jaspers, jump starting the offense with a solo home run in the fourth inning and finishing the game 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored. Rizzotti was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
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Chris Cody earned the win after pitching the final 2.0 innings for