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UMBC Baseball Falls in 10 Innings, 9-8 to Binghamton
Junior Scott Peddicord recorded his fourth home run of the year on Friday at Binghamton.
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Junior Tom Meaney (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem) led the Retrievers, going 2-for-3 with one run scored, two runs batted in and a sac fly, while junior Scott Peddicord (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) tallied the only home run of the game with a two-run shot in the third. Junior Ryan Morse (1-1) (
Peter Bregartner led the Bearcats, going 4-for-5 on the day with two runs scored, while
The Retrievers broke a two-inning scoreless tie in the top of the third with Peddicord’s two-run homer and an RBI single by Meaney to take a 3-0 lead, before the Bearcats added four runs on four hits in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-3 advantage.
The Retrievers would hold Binghamton scoreless for the next two innings while tallying three more runs of their own in the fifth thanks to Meaney’s sac fly and a two-RBI double by junior Shawn Retz (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech/Catonsville C.C.) to take a 6-4 advantage.
The Bearcats cut that lead to one in the bottom of the sixth, but Retz brought in another run with a groundout to third base and senior Steve Russo (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) notched an RBI double as the Retrievers increased their lead to three runs, 8-5.
The lead wasn’t enough, however, as UMBC’s pitchers faced a combined eight batters in the bottom of the ninth and gave up three runs on four hits to send the match to extra innings.
The Retriever bats fell nearly silent in the top of the 10th as Lane faced four batters and gave up just one hit, but a Retriever error and
Both teams will continue a four-game series on Saturday with a doubleheader scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and the season finale which will be played at NYSEG Stadium and aired on Time Warner Cable Sports on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.