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UMBC Baseball Falls, 10-6, to Stony Brook
BALTIMORE--The UMBC baseball team dropped their fifth straight, 10-6, in the last Friday night game of the 2007 season at The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. The Retrievers (12-38, 3-18) tied the game at three runs apiece in the bottom of the third, but gave up seven more runs to give the Seawolves (29-21, 14-6) the win.
Junior Joe Fowler led the Retrievers, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI a double and his seventh home run of the year, while freshman Marty Zawacki took the loss for the Retrievers, letting up seven runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of work.
The Seawolves got on the board in the first on a Justin Echevarria walk after loading the bases and added two more off Rob Dyer's single to center to take a 3-0 lead.
The Retrievers steadily evened that lead, scoring one run each in the first, second, and third innings off junior Will Delawter's RBI single, a double play ball that scored sophomore Scott Peddicord, and junior Joe Fowler's leadoff homer in the third inning to knot the score.
The Seawolves added one run each in the fourth and fifth, two in the sixth, and three in the seventh to take a 10-3 lead before the Retrievers answered with a three-run inning in the eighth.
Sophomore Tom Meaney started the Retrievers off with a double to center field, followed by junior Mark Lemon's single to put two men on. Senior Mike Scheffel cracked a ball off the top of the right field fence for a triple that scored Meaney and Lemon before Fowler's sacrifice fly brought Scheffel in for the score, doubling the Retrievers score and cutting the Stony Brook lead to four.
Freshman Rob Hendry relieved middle reliever Sean Rae in the ninth and retired three Seawolves in order, but the Retrievers suffered the same fate, falling 10-6 to the Seawolves in the end.
The Retrievers and Seawolves will face off in a doubleheader on Saturday, honoring their seven seniors in a pre-game ceremony before the 1:00 start.