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MIKE SCHEFFEL’S TWO RUN DOUBLE LEADS TO 8-7 WALK-OFF WIN FOR UMBC BASEBALL OVER GEORGETOWN ON TUESDAY NIGHT
Mike Scheffel recorded the game winning hit on Tuesday night for UMBC.
With one out and a runner on first base in the top of the ninth, Drew Dargen broke a 5-5 tie with a two-run home run over the left field fence off of UMBC reliever Dan Blewitt. The Retrievers, however, would rally from two runs down for the second time in the game with a three-run ninth inning.
After a lead off walk led to the exit Matthew Johnson, Daniel Kennedy entered the game to close for the Hoyas. Kennedy induced a center field fly out by Joe Fowler but allowed a single to Steve Gale to place runners at the corners with one out.
Chris Cerullo, who represented the tying run, pitch ran for Gale at first base. Steve Bowen singled home the Retrievers first run of the inning while moving Cerullo into scoring position at second base. Zach Clark grounded to short in which looked to be a game ending double play, but a bobble by the Hoyas shortstop led to just one out and runners again at the corners with two outs.
Scheffel than laced a shot into deep right field, bringing Cerullo home and Clark around from first for the game winning double and a UMBC 8-7 win.
Blewitt picked up the win to move to 2-3 on the season. Blewitt went 3.0 innings allowing four hits, two runs, two walks and striking out three. Tim Comiskey started and went the first 5.0 innings, allowing four hits, three runs, four walks and two strike outs. Comiskey faced two batters in the sixth before Mike Fitzpatrick came in to work the rest of the inning.
Kennedy took the loss to fall to 2-2 on the season. He allowed three hits and two runs. Mark Dutmers started for the Hoyas, going 3.0 innings and allowing thee runs on two hits. Grady McConnell went the next 3.0 innings followed by two innings from Johnson.
Gale led the UMBC offense with three hits in four at bats. Bowen recorded a single and triple while driving in two runs and scoring twice. Scheffel, Mark Lemon and Ian Carman all had two hits as well.
Dargen drove in three runs with two hits and two runs scored. Matthew Bouchard and Timmy Jones collected two hits as well.
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