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UMBC Baseball Drops Conference Opener, 6-0, To Hartford
BALTIMORE--The UMBC baseball team dropped a 6-0 decision to Hartford in the conference season-opener at The Baseball Factory Field on Friday.
The Hawks (4-16) held the Retrievers (8-14) to just two hits in the contest, while adding 13 of their own.
Weston Szymanski (3-2) retired three batters in order every inning, except for the bottom of the ninth, pitching the complete game with two hits, no runs scored, and one strikeout.
Senior Mike Scheffel and sophomore Tom Meaney recorded the only two hits for the Retrievers, with Scheffel’s coming in the fourth and Meaney’s in the ninth.
Freshman Marty Zawacki (2-3) took the loss for the Retrievers, going 8.0 innings and giving up five runs, 12 hits, and striking out two.
The Hawks started the scoring off with a lead-off homer by Bill Perry in the top of the second and added one more in the third off a Brady Stouffer single, stolen base, and Adam Bowser single to right center that plated Stouffer for a 2-0 lead.
They added another in the sixth off an Erik Perry single that brought Ben Sobocinski in for the score, before Ryan Crowley added a solo homer in the eighth and Zawacki’s balk scored David Grossman, putting the Hawks up 5-0.
Perry doubled in the ninth to bring Sobocinski in for the score, making the final, 6-0 in favor of the Hawks.
The teams face each other in games two and three during a doubleheader on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC.