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UMBC BASEBALL TOPS MOUNT ST. MARY’S, 9-3, WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Joe Fowler went 3-for-5 with three doubles and three RBI on Wednesday night.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Retrievers (14-23) defeated Mount St. Mary’s (16-20) by a final score of 9-3 on Wednesday night in non-conference baseball action at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Retrievers tallied 15 hits in the game and carried a 9-0 shut out into the ninth before the Mount tallied three runs in the final frame.
UMBC entered the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning with three consecutive singles. Tom Meaney opened the inning with a single to right field while Ian Carman followed with an infield single. Brian Moran plated Meaney on a single to right field and Carman scored on a fielder’s choice. Zach Clark would drive in the Retrievers’ third run of the inning with UMBC’s fourth single in the inning.
UMBC tacked on a single run in the fifth with opening with back-to-back doubles by Mike Scheffel and Joe Fowler. UMBC added four in the sixth inning as Fowler doubled to left center field with the bases loaded, bringing two more runs across the plate. Fowler and Scheffel later scored in the inning. UMBC added its ninth run in the eighth inning.
Sean Rae (2-3) got UMBC off to the right start, going the first 4.0 inning to allow no runs on two hits. Mike Fitzpatrick picked up from there, pitching the next 3.0 innings scoreless, allowing one hit and striking out three.
The Mount threatened in the eighth inning, loading the bases with one out, but Dan Blewitt was able to induce a double play ground out as the Retrievers took a shut out into the ninth inning.
Jon Pavlis came in to pitch the ninth, retiring the first batter before Stephan Fay singled to right field. Ryan Murray hit a routine grounder to short stop that gave UMBC a chance to turn two, but the Retrievers would miss the throw to second base as runners reach second and third. UMBC committed its second error of the inning as Matt Trusch’s hit to first base got passed Steve Gale, allowing two runners score. The Mount added a third run on a balk by Pavlis.
Justin Davis started for the Mount, going the first 2.0 innings and allowing no runs on one hit. Ryan Millea relieved
Fowler led UMBC going 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBI and a run scored. Scheffel scored a run and had two hits while Moran, Meaney and Carman all recorded two hits.
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