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UMBC Baseball Drops First Game of Spring Classic, 5-2, to Eastern Kentucky
Senior Joe Fowler was one of two Retrievers with a double on Saturday.
The Retrievers (4-6) gave up an early, two-run, lead over the Colonels (7-7-1) and were held scoreless for the rest of the game, with junior Tom Meaney (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem) and senior Will Delawter (Frederick, Md./Catoctin/Chesapeake JC) registering the only RBI for UMBC.
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The Retrievers tallied one run each in the first and third innings off Meaney and Delawter’s RBI singles, but the Colonels evened the score at two runs apiece in the sixth and added three more in the eighth, while holding the Retrievers scoreless for the final six innings as they cruised to the 5-2 victory.
Fowler and Nolan recorded the only extra base hits for the Retrievers, both doubles, while the Retrievers were out-hit by the Colonels, 10-7, and recorded the only error of the game.
The Retrievers face Bradley at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the second game of their six-game series in Bradenton.