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RETRIEVER BATS SILENT IN DOUBLEHEADER LOSS AT STONY BROOK
Stony Brook, N.Y.—The UMBC baseball team got a pair of outstanding pitching efforts, but dropped a pair of one-run decisions to the Stony Brook Seawolves, 2-1 and 3-2 at Suffolk Community College. The Retrievers have now dropped six straight and fall to 18-32 on the season and 5-15 in the America East Conference, while SBU improves to 21-27, 11-8.
In the opener, UMBC starter Zach Clark allowed six hits, struck out six and walked none, but dropped to 1-6 on the season in the 2-1 setback. He allowed a solo home run to SBU shortstop Chris DiBiaso in the third inning, but UMBC would tie the game in the top of the fifth. Mark Lemon scored on Chris Cerullo’s one-out sacrifice fly, but the Retrievers stranded a runner on third.
SBU catcher Jon Pasieka created the game-winning run as he singled to lead off the fifth, advanced to second on a hit-by-pitch, stole third, and scored on a
In the nightcap, UMBC managed just three hits, but led from the first inning until the Seawolves won it with their final at-bat. With two out in the first inning, Steve Bowen singled and
UMBC starter Jon Pavlis retired the Seawolves in order in three of the first four innings, before the hosts scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth. With a man on and one out in the seventh, Pavlis (5-6) surrendered a two-run, walk-off home run to right fielder Robert Leonard.
The teams conclude the four-game series tomorrow.