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UMBC BASEBALL FAILS TO HOLD LATE INNING LEAD IN 14-4 LOSS TO STONY BROOK
Zach Clark finished his UMBC career with two RBI on Sunday.
The UMBC baseball team (18-34, 5-17 AE) led 4-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before Stony Brook (22-27, 12-8 AE) tallied a seven-run seventh and a six-run eighth inning en route to winning 14-4 and sweeping the America East Conference series.
Tim Comiskey held Stony Brook to one run and three hits through six innings, but after giving up a single and hitting the next batter, the freshman right hander gave way to Tom Schlein. Schlein, however, was not effective as Rob Leonard hit a grand slam off the Retriever reliever to give the Seawolves a 5-4 lead.
Stony Brook would add three more runs in the inning and six in the eighth inning off of the UMBC pitching staff that used four relief pitchers in the final two innings. Schlein took the loss, falling to 4-3 on the season. Matt Buchholz, Dan Blewitt and Sean Rae all pitched in the final two innings as well.
Mike Errigo started for the Seawolves, going 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits. Gary Novakowski pitched the next 2.1 innings to earn the win to move to 4-2 on the season. Leonard finished the day 2-for-4 with the grand slam and two runs scored.
Zach Clark playing in his final game with the Retrievers went 3-for-5 with two RBI.