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UMBC Baseball Holds Onto Early Lead; Defeats Wagner, 4-2
Sophomore Scott Peddicord led the Retrievers to a 4-2 win over Wagner with two RBI's.
Sophomore Scott Peddicord led the Retrievers (2-5), going 2-for-4 on the day with a two-run double in the bottom of the first.
Senior junior right-hander Steve Evans (1-0) took the win for the Retrievers, going 8.0 innings, allowing just one run, seven hits, and recording 3 K’s. Freshman Rob Hendry picked up his first save, pitching 1.0 inning and giving up one run, two hits, and recording one K.
Matt Mastrianni led the Seahawks (1-3), going 1-for-2 with two walks, three stolen bases, and one run scored, while Bobby Tretola (0-1) took the loss, giving up seven hits, three runs, and striking out four in 6.0 innings pitched.
The Retrievers retired the Seahawks quickly in the first, then took an early, 2-0, lead in the bottom of the inning on Peddicord’s double to center, which plated junior Joe Fowler and senior Mike Scheffel.
The game saw a scoring drought until the top of the fourth when the Seahawks scored off an Ed Sudol single to right to bring Mastrianni in for the score, making the game 2-1 in favor of the Retrievers.
The Retrievers answered back in the bottom of the sixth after an error by the Seahawks loaded the bases and junior Mark Lemon’s sacrifice fly scored senior Steve Gale, giving the Retrievers a 3-1 advantage.
The Retrievers capitalized on another error by the Seahawks in the eighth, which put Peddicord on second with no outs before senior Steve Bowen’s double to right center scored Peddicord, to give the Retrievers a healthy, 4-1 lead.
The Seahawks added one more in the top of the ninth off a Kevin McDonnell single to center to plate Pete Delleani before Dan Morvay popped up to short and Hendry struck out Chris Drechsel to give the Retrievers a 4-2 win.
The Retrievers face the Seahawks in the second of the three-series tomorrow at 3:30 at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC.