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Sauter Pitches Complete Game; UMBC Baseball Earns First Conference Win, 3-2, Over Binghamton
Bo Sauter pitched a complete game victory on Sunday against Binghamton.
Joe Fowler added his fourth home run of the season against Binghamton.
Will Delawter recorded his third home run of the season against Binghamton.
BALTIMORE--The UMBC baseball team snapped a 13-game losing streak and picked up their first conference win with a 3-2 decision over visiting Binghamton on Sunday at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Retrievers improve to 9-25 and 1-11 in the America East while the Bearcats snap their four-game winning streak and drop to 15-11 and 9-2 in the conference.
Senior Bo Sauter (2-1) pitched a complete game for the Retrievers, letting up just two runs on seven hits, while striking out two in a game that saw back-to-back home runs in the third to put the Retrievers up 3-1.
Junior Will Delawter led the Retrievers, going 2-for-4 on the day with one run scored and one RBI, including a solo home run in the fifth inning that scored the Retrievers third and final run.
Mike Van Gorder (3-2) took the loss for the Bearcats, letting up three runs on eight hits while striking out two in 5.0 innings of work, while Mike Papili led the team from the plate, going 1-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI.
The Bearcats started the scoring off in the top of the fifth inning with an RBI double from Henry Dunn, but the Retrievers quickly answered in the bottom of the inning.
Senior Tom Rinaldi started the Retrievers off with a single up the middle, which junior Joe Fowler followed up with his fourth home run of the reason to make it 2-1 Retrievers. Delawter added his third home run of the season, putting the Retrievers up 3-1.
Binghamton added one more run in the top of the ninth off a Papili RBI single, but the next two Bearcat batter popped out and fouled out, giving the Retrievers the 3-2 victory.
The Retrievers take to the road for the next week, facing the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and then traveling to Burlington, Vt. for a four-game series against the Vermont Catamounts from April 27-29.