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UMBC WINS GAME ONE OVER ALBANY 5-4 IN 10 INNINGS, RAIN FORCES STOPPAGE WITH 7-7 IN SEVENTH OF GAME TWO
Carl Wolf recorded the game winning hit in UMBC's 5-4 10-inning win on Friday.
Redshirt freshman Carl Wolf (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) became the hero in game one as the Retriever designated hitter singled through the left side of the infield with one out and runners on first and second in the bottom of the 10th inning. Tom Marino (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), who was pitch running for Tom Meaney (Holbrook, N.Y./Gloucester C.C.) after Meaney singled with one out, scored from second base, giving the Retrievers the walk-off win.
UMBC scored the first two runs of the game in the third inning as Ian Carman (North East, Md./Cecil C.C.) and Joe Fowler (
Pavlis got out of the inning by striking out Daniels, one of his nine strike outs on the day. Pavlis went 7.0 innings, allowing eight hits, four runs, two earned runs and walking one.
UMBC started the rally with a home run by Steve Bowen (
Eddie Bach entered with one on and no outs in the eighth inning. Bach was able to get UMBC out of the inning by retiring three of the next four batters. Bach earned the win, going 3.0 innings allowing one hit and striking out six. Bach is now 3-3 on the year.
Alexander Beaulieu took the loss to drop to 0-2 on the year. Beaulieu gave up two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Mark Suchowiecki went the first 7.0 innings allowing three runs on five hits.
In game two, Albany scored runs in five of the first six innings including a two-run home run in the first by Hill and a two-run home run in the second by Barbato.
UMBC scored four runs in the first behind an RBI double by Fowler and RBI single from Wolf. Wolf and Scott Peddicord (
Rain started to poor during the bottom of the seventh inning with the game still tied. Scott Peddicord, who led off the bottom half of the inning for UMBC, had a 2-2 count on him. Play will resume at that point. The two teams are schedule to try to get back on the field on Saturday at 1 p.m. With impending weather this weekend, be sure to continue to check back in to www.umbcretrievers.com for the latest schedules and updates.