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UMBC Baseball Falls in Doubleheader, 8-0, 16-2, Against Binghamton
BALTIMORE--The UMBC baseball team dropped both sides of a doubleheader to visiting Binghamton on Saturday at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Retrievers (8-25, 0-11 America East) have lost 13 straight, while the Bearcats (15-10, 9-1) extend their win streak to four.
The Bearcats blanked the Retrievers, 8-0 in the first of two games, thanks to a six-run first inning, and tallied five runs in the first inning of game two to put the Retrievers away, 16-2.
Matt Simek starting the scoring off in game one with an RBI double, follwed by a Pat Haughie 2 RBI double, a Joe Charron RBI single, and a Henry Dunn 2 RBI double to take a 6-0 lead.
Binghamton added one more run each in the second and third innings, with Scott Diamond (3-2) going the distance and letting up just four Retriever hits in 7.0 innings while striking out five.
Junior Steve Evans (3-3) took the loss for the Retrievers, going 6.0 innings and letting up eight runs and 14 hits while striking out two.
Simek led the Bearcats, going 2-for-3 with one run scored and two RBI in game one.
Kyle Klee started the scoring off for the Bearcats with a two-run double in the first, followed by a Mike Papili RBI single, Ken Jacobi RBI single, and a steal by Jacobi that plated Charron to take a 5-0 lead.
Haughie recorded the first of the Bearcats’ four home runs in the second, with a three run affair, while Justin Smucker added an RBI single in the third to give the Bearcats the 9-0 advantage. Binghamton added back-to-back homers in the fourth by Haughie and Klee and scored once more on a passed ball to end the inning, 12-0.
Papili added an RBI double in the sixth followed the fourth home run for the Bearcats by Charron that scored two, leaving the Retrievers down by 15.
The Retrievers answered back in the bottom of the inning scoring on senior Steve Gale’s and sophomore Tom Meaney’s RBI doubles., to cut the Bearcat lead to 13.
The Bearcats, however, added one more run in the seventh and final inning, to take the game, 16-2.
Senior Matt Buchholz came in as relief and recorded one scoreless and hitless inning and struck out one, while freshman Marty Zawacki (2-5) took the loss after going 4.0 innings and letting up 12 runs on 11 hits while striking out two.
The Retrievers face the Bearcats in the four-game series finale on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC.