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UMBC BASEBALL SUFFERS TWO ONE-RUN LOSSES, FALLING 7-6 IN 14 INNINGS TO VERMONT AND 2-1 IN THE NIGHT CAP
Joe Fowler had hits in both games on Saturday.
The UMBC baseball team (18-29, 5-12 AE) dropped two one-run games to Vermont (15-30, 13-6 AE) on Saturday as the Catamounts defeated UMBC 7-6 in 14 innings of a scheduled seven-inning game.
In the opener, Joe Fowler hit a solo home run down the left field line as the Retrievers tied the game 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning. The score remained tied until the top of the 10th as the Catamounts tallied two runs.
With no outs and runners at second and third, Kyle Massie hit a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing Bryan Rembisz home to break the 4-4 tie. Matt Naimoli tagged and advanced to third on the sacrifice fly. He later scored on a wild pitch, giving the Catamounts as 6-4 advantage.
A one out walk to Steve Bowen brought the tying run to the plate for the Retrievers in the bottom of the 10th. After Chris Marsh got Steve Gale to strike out, Zach Clark hit a two-run shot over the left center field fence, knotting the game back up at 6-6. The scored remained tied until the top of the 14th as RBI single by Rembisz scored Kyle Brault to give the Catamounts the 7-6 advantage.
UMBC loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 14th inning, but Brandon Miles struck out one and induced a ground out to second base, giving the Catamounts the 7-6 win. Miles earned the save for his first of the year while Marsch got the win, moving to 2-4.
Tom Schlein gave up the winning run and falls to 4-2 on the season. Schlein pitched the final 4-1 innings, allowing one run on three hits. Eddie Bach with the first 6.1 innings, followed by Matt Bachholz pitching 2.2 innings and Dan Blewitt pitching 0.2 innings.
In game two, Zach Clark was very strong on the mound, gong the complete game for UMBC to allow five hits, two runs and strike out nine while not allowing a walk. Clark, however, left a pitch up in the zone in the fourth inning as Rembisz hit a two-run home run down the right field line to give the Catamounts a 2-1 lead.
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The Retrievers and Catamounts will conclude their series on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.