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Baseball Drops Twin-Bill to Hartford, 11-4 and 2-1
—The University of Hartford swept a pair of games from UMBC, 11-4 and 2-1 at the Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. UH has won the first three games of the series and improves to 6-16 overall and 3-0 in America East play, while UMBC’s losing streak was extended to four and the Retrievers are 8-16, 0-3.
In game two, the Retrievers wasted an outstanding effort by starter Steve Evans. He allowed just two runs and five hits, striking out five and walking none in going the distance.
UMBC threatened in the fifth, but catcher Tom Meaney was thrown out at the plate after a single by Mike Scheffel. They broke through for a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Scott Peddicord, but Steve Gale hit into a 1-6-3 double play to end the threat with UMBC trailing 2-1. Meaney walked with one out in the seventh, but Geoff Lang was induced into a 6-4-3 twin killing to end the game.
Hartford batted around in the first and second innings of game one off UMBC hurler Will Delawter, scoring five runs in each from and building a 10-0 lead. Six of the runs scored off Delawter were unearned. A two-run home run from Meaney highlighted a four-run UMBC second inning, but the Retrievers were held to one base hit the rest of the way.
The series concludes with a noon single game on Sunday.