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Fowler Sets New Career Doubles Mark; UMBC Baseball Falls to Binghamton, 10-8
Senior Joe Fowler set a new school record with his 62nd career double on Sunday.
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior Joe Fowler (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) broke the school record for career doubles as he tallied his 62nd on Sunday as the UMBC baseball team fell to Binghamton, 10-8, in the series finale at NYSEG Stadium. The Retrievers (10-19, 2-6 America East) finished the series 1-3 against the Bearcats (10-20, 3-5 America East and are 1-3 against both conference opponents this season.
Fowler, who tied the previous doubles record during the doubleheader between the teams on Saturday, wasted no time in claiming the mark as his own as he registered a double in his first at bat in the top of the first inning to bring his career total to 62, breaking Jared Boyd's previous record of 61. Fowler went 2-for-4 on the day and was walked once, while senior Will Delawter (
Senior Sean Rae (1-3) (Westminster, Md./Calvert Hall/Frostburg) was tabbed with the loss after giving up three runs on four hits, walking three, and striking out two in three innings pitched.
Kyle Klee led the Bearcats, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and a double, while James Giuletti (1-2) earned the win after pitching two scoreless, one-hit, innings in relief and fanning two batters. Greg Lane earned his third save of the season, giving up just one run on two hits in while striking out one Retriever in 1.2 innings of work.
The Bearcats struck first in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but UMBC evened the score in the third with Delawter's first walk, which brought freshman Rich Conlon (Vienna, Va./James Madison) across the plate and then took their first lead of the game on an RBI single from senior Mark Lemon (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) in the fourth for a 2-1 advantage.
Binghamton regained the lead with a three-run, three-hit fourth to make the score 4-2, but the Retrievers took advantage of Bearcat miscues in the fifth, adding one run each on an error and passed ball, two runs from junior Shawn Retz's (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech/Catonsville C.C.) double and another run with a single from Lemon to take the 7-4 lead, their last advantage of the game.
Not to be outdone, the Bearcats added five runs of their own in the bottom of the inning and would not relinquish the lead on the way to the 10-8 win.
The Retrievers return to The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC for a six-game homestand, beginning with a Tuesday night contest against the Maryland Terrapins at 7:00 p.m.