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UMBC BASEBALL WINS SERIES OPENER OVER VERMONT, 12-6
Zach Clark's three-run home run in the first inning highlighted UMBC's eight runs in the opening frame.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC baseball team (18-27, 5-10 AE) defeat Vermont (13-30, 11-6 AE) by a final score of 12-6 on Friday night at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. UMBC’s first eight batters of the game reached base and scored as the Retrievers led 8-0 after the first inning.
UMBC tallied eight hits, including five doubles and a three-run home run by Zach Clark en route to the 8-0 lead after one. Clark, the fifth hitter in the line up, sent a shot over the left center field fence to clear the base paths and give UMBC a 5-0 lead. UMBC’s next three batters all doubled as the Retrievers sent 11 batters to the plate in the first and built the eight run advantage.
Kyle Brault did all of the offensive damage to UMBC, cracking a three-run shot in the top of the third to close the gap to 8-3 and a two run home run over the center field fence in the top of the seventh inning pulling the Catamounts to a 11-5 deficit.
Bryan Rembisz started for
Jon Pavlis started for UMBC, going 6.2 innings to allow five runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Pavlis improves to 5-5 on the season. Tom Schlein finished the seventh and pitched the eighth and ninth innings, striking out three.
Brault went 2-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored to lead to the Catamounts. Rembisz went 2-for-4 while Jim Chapman had two hits as well.