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Brainer Returns to Lineup, Bats in Two Runs as UMBC Baseball Falls, 15-2 to Maryland
Junior Brad Brainer brought in the only two runs for the Retrievers on Tuesday night.
Brainer sustained a hand injury during the doubleheader against Longwood on Mar. 29 and has not been able to play since. In his first action since the injury, the junior went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double. Brainer was the only Retriever to tally more than one hit and brought in both runs with a double down the third-base line in the bottom of the fourth.
Redshirt freshman Dave Divita (1-4) (Mayfield Village, Ohio/Mayfield) suffered his fourth loss of the season after giving up six runs, five of them earned, on six hits and striking out three in four innings of work.
Chad Durakis led the Terrapins (21-17), going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBI, a double, and a home run, while Brett Harman (1-0) earned his first win of the season after allowing just two runs on three hits, while fanning three batters in four innings pitched.
The Terps got on the board first in the top of the fourth with a six-run inning that included a grand slam by AJ Casario before the Retrievers cut the lead to four thanks to Brainer’s double that plated senior Joe Fowler (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) and junior Tom Meaney (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem).
The Retrievers would be held scoreless for the remainder of the game, while
The Retrievers continue their homestand as they host