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Retriever Baseball Drops Season-Opener, 8-2, to William and Mary
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--The UMBC baseball team dropped its season opener, 8-2, to William and Mary on Friday at Plumeri Park in Williamsburg, Va. The Retrievers drop to 0-1 on the season while the Tribe improve to a 2-6 record in the first game of a three game series between the two teams.
The Retrievers recorded a total of four hits during the contest as compared to the Tribe’s 14, while being struck out nine times at the plate. Junior right-hander Dan Blewett (0-1) started for the Retrievers, going 4.0 innings and allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks. Sean Grieve (2-1) was on the mound for the Tribe, allowing two runs and striking out six in 5.0 innings.
The Tribe jumped to an early, 2-0, lead in the bottom of the first after a deep single to left by Ben Guez and then added another two scores in the bottom of the third to take a 4-0 lead before the Retrievers got on the board in the top of the fourth after junior Mark Lemon singled to left to make the score 4-1.
Lemon also brought in UMBC’s second run after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth to bring senior Mike Scheffel home to make the score 5-2.
The Tribe added two more runs off freshman right-hander Rob Hendry in the sixth and one in the seventh to make the final 8-2.
Due to bad weather expected later in the weekend, Sunday’s game has been rescheduled and will be played as part of a double-header on Saturday. The teams will play a full nine-inning game followed by a seven-inning affair. The first pitch will be at 1 p.m. at Plumeri Park.