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BASEBALL SPLITS TWIN-BILL WITH CENTRAL
In a key NEC doubleheader, UMBC and Central Connecticut split a pair of games in New Britain. The Retrievers won the opener, 8-3, behind the efforts of hurler Joe Wilson (6-2) and third baseman Brad Glascock (4 rbi's), but dropped the nightcap, 6-5. In the opener, Wilson allowed 3 runs and 5 hits in the first inning, but held Central to just two hits the rest of the way. Trailing, 3-1, after one inning, UMBC scored three in the fourth and four in the seventh to put the game away. Glascock's two-run double gave UMBC the lead in the fourth and he capped the four-run rally with a two-run single in the seventh. UMBC banged out 14 hits in the game. It was the Blue Devils that rallied to win the nightcap. UMBC led, 4-1, after four innings, but Central scored two in the fifth, and, after UMBC scored once in the top of the sixth, Central scored three runs in the sixth to earn the split. The go-ahead run scored on an error by Retriever shortstop Jared Boyd with two out. Boyd doubled with two outs in the seventh, but Glascock struck out to end the game. The two teams will play the rubber game of the series tomorrow.