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UMBC BASEBALL FALLS TO STONY BROOK, 12-3
The UMBC baseball team fell to Stony Brook, 12-3, in America East Conference action on Friday at University Field. The Seawolves tallied 20 hits and scored runs in seven out eight at bats en route to moving to 19-27 on the season and 9-8 in the America East Conference. UMBC falls to 18-31 on the year and 5-14 in the conference.
The Seawolves scored the first nine runs of the game, tallying three in the first, one in each of the second, third and fourth inning and three more runs in the fifth inning. UMBC scored its first runs of the game in the sixth inning as Steve Bowen hit a two RBI single, scoring Steve Gale and Joe Fowler.
Mark Lemon opened the seventh with a solo home run for the Retrievers third run of the game. The Seawolves, however, would score two runs in the bottom of the seventh and one in the eighth inning for the final score.
Leading the way for Stony Brook was Brian Witkowski with a 4-for-5 performance with four RBI and three runs scored. Tom Koehler earned the win to move to 4-4 on the year. Koehler went 7.0 innings allowing three runs on seven hits. Stephen Zydor pitched the final three innings allowing just one hit.
Eddie Bach took the loss for UMBC to drop to 3-5 on the year. Bach lasted 4.0 innings allowing six runs, two earned on 10 hits. Bo Sauter pitched the next 3.0 innings allowing five runs on eight hits. Mike Fitzpatrick pitched the final inning.
Tom Rinaldi was the only Retriever with multiple hits, going 3-for-4.
UMBC and Stony Brook conclude the series with a double header on Saturday at