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UMBC Baseball Edges Delaware, 9-8
Sophomore Scott Peddicord's three-run homer in the ninth gave the Retrievers a 9-8 win over Delaware.
NEWARK, Del--Sophomore Scott Peddicord’s home run with two on and one out in the eighth inning gave the UMBC baseall team a 9-8 victory over the University of Delaware on Tuesday afternoon at Bob Hannah Stadium.
Alex Buchholz and Bryan Hagerich each had a a home run and three hits for the
Hens (1-9), while sophomore Tom Meaney had four hits for the Retrievers (4-6).
Delaware took the lead in the bottom of the first when Buchholz launched his
second home run of the season over the left-centerfield fence to give the Hens a
The teams traded runs in the fourth inning, and then UMBC took its first lead
with two runs in the top of the fifth off Peddicord's single through the right side, which plated freshman Geoff Lang and a fielder's choice that brought senior Mike Scheffel in for the score. The Hens answered with three of their own in the bottom half, highlighted by a triple by Hagerich, to regain the lead, 5-3.
The Retrievers tied the game up at 5-5 in the top of the sixth when pinch-hitter freshman Rick Phillips sent a drive over the wall in in left with one man on. UMBC then added one more off a Meany single to left to bring home junior Will Delawter to take a 6-5 lead in the top half of the seventh inning.
In the bottom of the seventh the Hens got their first two runners on base and
with one out Hagerich blasted his third home run in four games to put Delaware
However, the Retrievers came back with three more runs in the top of the eighth
on Peddicord’s three-run homer. After Peddicord’s home run, the Hens were
unable to score against senior right-hander Matt Buchholz, who allowed only one hit (to his brother Alex) in two innings to pick up his first save.
Junior Tom Schlein picked up the win for the Retrievers to move to 1-0, while David Slovak took the loss for the Hens to fall to 0-1.
The Retrievers return to action when they host Buffalo on Wednesday at The Baseball Factory Field at 3:00 p.m.