Jon Pavlis sat down the first seven batters en route to UMBC's 7-6 win on Wednesday night.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Baseball team (17-26) won its third straight game with a 7-6 win over Delaware in non-conference baseball action on Wednesday night at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. Jon Pavlis earned the win to move to 4-5 on the year while Eddie Bach pitched two innings in relief and Zach Clark finished the final three for his first save of the season.
UMBC took lead in the first and never relinquished it as Retrievers tallied four consecutive hits to open the game off of Delaware starter Brent Rogers. Mike Scheffel led off the game with a double and scored on Steve Gale’s RBI single to right field. Joe Fowler plated the second run of the game as Brian Moran grounded into a double play with the bases loaded.
UMBC tacked on three more in the bottom of the third as Scheffel and Fowler opened the inning with singles. Scheffel scored on a ground out by Gale and Fowler scored on a double from Moran. Moran scored on the next batter as Steve Russo doubled to left center field.
Jon Pavlis kept Delaware silent early on, sitting down the first seven batters of the game before giving way to single run in the third and two runs in the fourth inning. In the third Adam Tsakonas singled for the first hit off Pavlis in the game. Tsakonas scored three batters later on a single by Todd Davison.
In the fourth, back-to-back lead-off doubles by Brandon Menchaca and Bryan Hagerich led to two more runs. Menchaca scored on Hagerich’s double while Hagerich crossed the plate on an RBI single by Bill Merkler, closing the UMBC lead to 5-3.
UMBC added solo runs in the fifth and sixth innings while Delaware tallied a solo run in the top of the eighth and than threatened in the ninth. With two outs, Menchaca singled home Davison to pull the game in within one at 7-6. After a walk to Hagerich, Clark struck out Scott Shockley to end the game.
Pavlis went 4.0 innings, allowing seven hits, three runs, one walk and three strike outs. Bach went 2.0 innings allowing two hits, one run with one strikeout. Clark pitched the final 3.0 innings, allowing three hits, two runs, three walks and two strikeouts.
Rogers took the loss to fall to 1-1 on the season. Evan pitched the next 1.1 innings allowing three runs on two hits while Billy Harris pitched the final 2.2 innings, allowing no runs and no hits.
Scheffel and Fowler each went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Gale recorded a run scored and two RBI while Moran tallied two hits, a run and RBI.
UMBC returns to action when they host Towson on Tuesday, May 9th at 7 p.m.