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UMBC Baseball Drops 10-4 Decision to Cross-Town Rival Towson
The Retrievers (11-33) built a solid, 3-0, lead after the third inning, but couldn’t overcome the Tigers (18-27) eight hit, eight run rally in the seventh, adding just one more run in the eighth.
Senior Matt Buchholz (0-2) started off the night, holding the Tigers to just two hits in 6.0 innings of work, while striking out five. Buchholz gave up three runs in the seventh inning, while recording one out, before being relieved by freshman Marty Zawacki.
Buchholz is slated with the loss after leaving two batters on base before being relieved by Zawacki.
Junior Tom Schlein finished the game for the Retrievers, relieving Zawacki after he gave up five runs in the seventh.
Kyle Skellchock led the Tigers, going 2-for-4 on the night, with one run scored, two RBI, a double, and a triple.
The Retrievers jumped on the board in the bottom of the second off sophomore Scott Peddicord’s solo homer to right field to take a 1-0 lead.
They added two more in the third off junior Will Delawter’s 2 RBI double through the right side for the 3-0 lead.
The Retrievers held the 3-0 lead until the top of the seventh, when the Tigers blasting eight runs on eight hits to take an 8-3 lead.
Freshman Rick Phillips drove in the Retrievers' final run of the game in the seventh with a sacrifice fly that plated senior Steve Gale to make the score 8-4.
The Retrievers return to conference play this weekend when they travel to