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Seven Different Players Homer; UMBC Baseball Downed, 22-7, By Mount St. Mary's
EMMITSBURG, Md.—The UMBC baseball game vs.
Two Retrievers recorded home runs in the contest, with junior Will Delawter smashing his fourth of the year into right center with two men on in the top of the fifth and senior Steve Russo recording his second of the season with a solo shot to right in the seventh.
Freshman Rob Hendry (0-1) felt the fury of the Mount bats, as he gave up 11 runs (10 earned) on 11 hits in just 0.1 inning of work, before being relieved by senior Matt Buchholz who got the Retrievers out of the inning, down 11-0.
Buchholz pitched the next three innings for the Retrievers, letting up just hits and one run, while striking out two.
Max Brittenham (1-0) earned his first win for the Mountaineers, going 5.0 innings and giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out four.
The real story, however, was from behind the plate, as Delawter led the Retrievers in the loss, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored, four RBI, a double, and a home run, while Drew Counselman led the Mountaineers, going 3-for-5 with four runs scored, four RBI, a triple, and a home run.
The Mountaineers quickly retired the Retrievers in the top of the first, then quickly made their statement in a half inning that saw back-to-back-to-back home runs and 11 runs on a total of 11 hits and one Retriever error to give them the 11-0 advantage.
The Retrievers jumped on the board in the third off junior Joe Fowler’s sacrifice fly and Delawter’s RBI single, but still ended the inning down 11-2.
The Mount added a single run in the fourth which the Retrievers answered with Delawter’s three-run homer to cut the lead to 12-5.
The Retrievers’ accomplishment was short-lived, however, as the Mount added seven more runs in the sixth off junior relievers Sean Rae and Tom Schlein, including a three-run homer by Stephan Fay to give the Mountaineers the 19-5 lead.
After the Mount added another run in the bottom the sixth for an even 20, Russo smashed his solo homer to put the score at 20-6 in the seventh, but the Mountaineer bats were not through as the Mount recorded two more runs on two hits and one Retriever error in the bottom of the inning for a 22-6 lead.
The Retrievers added one more run in the top of the ninth off senior Tom Rinaldi’s sac fly, to end the slugfest, 22-7.
The Retrievers continue their conference season this weekend, when they travel to