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UMBC BASEBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST LONGWOOD, 9-3, 9-0
Mark Lemon was 4-for-7 in two games on Saturday.
The UMBC baseball team (10-12) swept a doubleheader against Longwood (16-16) on Saturday, taking game one 9-3 and game two 9-0. In game one, Jon Pavlis went the distance as the Retrievers scored four runs in the top of the seventh to cushion a 5-3 lead. Tim Comiskey earned his first collegiate win in game two, throwing a six-hit shut while the Retrievers took advantage of eight Longwood errors.
Junior Brett Mangigian (3-3) took the pitching loss for LU going the first 4.1 innings, scattering six hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts. Jon Pavlis (3-3) got the complete-game win for UMBC, allowing eight hits and three earned runs with one strikeout in 7.0 innings.
UMBC scored three runs in the third behind RBI singles from Steve Russo and Zach Clark.
UMBC added two more runs in the fifth as
Longwood scored three runs in the sixth inning to close the margin to 5-3 but a four-run seventh for UMBC gave Pavlis plenty of cushion for the win.
In game two, Comiskey silenced the Lancers bats with a six-hit complete game shut out. The right handed freshman struck out one and did not give up a walk as he moves to 1-2 on the season.
UMBC utilized eight Lancer errors in the game, scoring all nine runs in the first four innings. UMBC opened the game with four runs in the first, knocking Longwood starter John Farrell out of the game before the Lancers recorded an out in the inning. Farrell allowed three walks, four runs, two of them earned and one hit. Alan Moore in relief pitched 4.0 innings, allowing five runs, one earned run, four hits and three walks. Clay Horn finished the final 3.0 innings, allowing one hit with no runs scored.
UMBCís first four hitters combined for the majority of the Retrieversí offense as lead-off hitter Steve Bown went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Steve Russo drew three walks and scored two runs while Zach Clark and Joe Fowler each went 1-for-5 with an RBI.
The two teams complete the series on Sunday at 1 p.m.