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Retz Ties Hit By Pitch Single Season Record; UMBC Baseball Falls to Delaware, 7-3
Junior Shawn Retz tied the single season hit by pitch record with his 11th instance on Tuesday.
BALTIMORE—Junior Shawn Retz (
Retz has been touched 11 times on the season, tying senior teammate Mark Lemon’s (
The junior led the Retrievers, going 2-for-2 with one run scored and one run batted in and was just one of two Retrievers to tally an extra-base hit, the other coming from freshman Rich Conlon (
Bill Merkler led the Blue Hens (19-28), going 2-for-4 with four RBI, while Michael Londino (2-5) picked up the win after pitching 3.2 scoreless and hitless innings and fanning five batters.
The Hens broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the first thanks to Merkler’s two-RBI double, but the Retrievers answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning off RBI doubles by both Nolan and Conlon and a groundout RBI from sophomore Dave Warrenfeltz (Hagerstown, Md./Williamsport) to take a 3-2 lead.
It would be the last runs that the Retrievers would score, however, as they were held to just five hits for the remainder of the game. The Blue Hens added three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh on the way to the 7-3 win.
The Retrievers will play in their final conference series of the season this weekend as they face the Stony Brook Seawolves in a four-game series beginning with a 3:00 p.m. contest on Friday.