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Fowler Tallies 700th At-Bat; Nolan Records 18th Double as UMBC Baseball Falls, 11-3 to George Washington
Junior Wink Nolan jumped onto the all-time top ten list with his 18th double this season.
Senior Joe Fowler became the first Retriever to tally 700 career at-bats.
Fowler, who entered the game second on the career at-bats list with 695, set a new record of 698 with his third at-bat of the night to lead-off the fifth, and became the first Retriever to reach 700 career at-bats after tallying two more. Fowler was also one of three Retrievers to record an extra-base hit, as he, Nolan, and senior Will Delawter (
Nolan’s two-bagger was his 18th of the season, which put him into a five-way tie for ninth on the career single-season doubles list and Delawter led the Retrievers in the loss, going 1-for-2 with one run scored, one batted in, the double, and two walks.
Freshman Travis Pearson (1-1) (
Brian Lucas (4-0) notched his fourth win of the season after pitching seven innings and allowing just three Retriever runs, two earned, on five hits and fanning two batters, while Tim Reeves was 3-for-5 behind the plate with three RBI and two doubles.
The Retrievers broke a two-inning scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the third off RBI doubles from Delawter and Nolan, but saw that lead cut in half by the Colonials run in the top of the fourth before regaining a two-run advantage in the bottom of the fourth.
Freshman Bryan Russo (Westbury, N.Y./Clarke) reached with a single, and advanced into scoring position on a fielder’s choice and a throwing error, before crossing the plate on a double-play groundout from junior Brad Brainer (Chester, Md./Kent Island/Chesapeake JC) as the Retrievers took a 3-1 lead.
The lead was short-lived, however, as GW took control and scored at least one run in the next five innings, including three in the fifth and ninth and two in the eight as they rolled to the 11-3 victory.
The Colonials held the Retrievers to just five hits, while tallying 13 of their own and committed one error to the Retrievers’ two.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend when they travel to