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UMBC Baseball Snaps Five-Game Losing Streak, Topples Georgetown, 9-2
Steve Russo had four RBI's in the Retrievers 9-2 win over Georgetown on Wednesday.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC baseball team picked up its first win in two weeks in a 9-2 rout of
Junior Steve Russo led the Retrievers (6-11), going 3-for-4 with four RBI and batting his first triple of the year, while senior left-hander Bo Sauter (1-0) took his first win of the year, pitching 3.0 innings with two hits, one earned run, and three strikeouts.
Tim Adleman (2-2) took the loss for the Hoyas (10-15), which snapped a three-game winning streak for
The Hoyas took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, but the Retriever bats came alive in the fourth with senior Mike Scheffel’s lead-off single to left. Junior Joe Fowler and senior Steve Gale were both retired, giving junior Will Delawter a two-out, one man on situation, in which he cracked a single to right. Sophomore Scott Peddicord started the scoring off for the Retrievers, singling to left field to plate Scheffel, bringing Russo to the plate. In his first of three hits, Russo smashed a ball to center, scoring Delawter and Peddicord and putting the Retrievers up, 3-1.
The Retrievers added to that lead in the fourth off a Scheffel single and stolen base followed by Fowler’s RBI single, and then Russo’s second hit of the day in the sixth, a single that scored Delawter followed by an error that allowed Peddicord to score giving UMBC a well-established 6-1 lead.
The Hoyas added one more run to answer the Retriever bats, before falling silent, while the Retrievers added three more runs thanks to Hoya errors, two sacrifice flies by Delawter and Peddicord, and Russo’s last single of the day.
The Retrievers return to The Baseball Factory Field this weekend for their first home contest since facing