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UMBC Baseball Kept Scoreless Last Four Innings, Fall to Towson, 5-7
The Retrievers drop to 5-11 and have lost their last five straight, with their last win coming on March 14 against
Junior Will Delawter led the Retrievers in the loss, going 3-for-4 on the day with two runs scored, while junior Steve Evans started on the mound, letting up just two earned runs and six hits in 5.0 innings and giving the Retrievers a 5-4 lead before being relieved in the sixth.
Junior Dan Blewett (0-5) took the loss, relieving Evans in the sixth and giving up two runs and four hits, to put UMBC at a 5-6 disadvantage.
Wes Shifflett (2-1) earned the win for the Tigers, letting up three hits and holding the Retrievers scoreless for four innings.
The Tigers opened up the scoring in the first off a sacrifice fly by Ryan Schreiter that plated Aaron Gabrielian, taking a 1-0 lead, but the Retrievers quickly answered back in the second off sophomore Scott Peddicord’s single up the middle that brought Delawter in for the score, knotting the score at one apiece.
The Retrievers took their first lead of the game in the third off senior Steve Gale’s two-run homer that scored junior Joe Fowler.
The lead was short lived, however, as the Tigers added two of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie the score at three and took the lead in the fourth off a Jason Stifler lead-off homer to give Towson the 4-3 advantage.
The Retrievers took the lead for the last time in the fifth inning thanks to a throwing error by Austin Hurd that allowed Delawter and Gale to score and give UMBC a 5-4 lead.
The Tigers quickly took advantage of Blewett’s relief in the sixth, putting men on second and third thanks to Blewett’s wild pitch, loading the bases on a walk and batting one run in on another walk to tie the score at five.
The Retriever bats fell silent for the rest of the game, tallying just three hits in three innings, while the Tigers added two more runs to take the win, 7-5, over the Retrievers.
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