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BASEBALL SCORES THREE IN THE EIGHTH TO DEFEAT TOWSON, 12-10; DEBOY SMACKS A PAIR OF HOMERS
SR first baseman Greg Deboy hit a pair of homers and drove in five runs in UMBC victory over Towson this afternoon.
Baltimore, MD - - -The host UMBC Retrievers (30-22) scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a, 9-9, deadlock and went on to a, 12-10, victory over the Towson Tigers (23-27-1), Tuesday afternoon at UMBC Alumni Field. UMBC freshman leftfielder Zach Clark hit a two-out single up the middle to score senior center fielder John Shuler with the winning run. The Tigers' Jason Summerlin intentionally walked Retrievers' shortstop Jared Boyd (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI's) to get to Clark, who finished 2-for-5 at the plate. Shuler opened the inning with a single to left field and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by second baseman Dan Carpenter. UMBC added a pair of insurance runs as Boyd scored on a throwing error by Tigers' catcher Casey Stidam, and Clark crossed the plate on a single by third baseman Brad Glascock.UMBC jumped out to a 6-0 lead as the Retrievers scored six runs in the bottom of the third inning on a pair of three-run homers by Boyd (6th) and senior first baseman Greg Deboy.However, Towson scored two runs in the fourth on a two-run homer (6th) by designated hitter Mike Costello and then added seven more runs on six hits in the fifth to grab a 9-6 advantage. Tigers' first baseman Gregg Davies had a two-run single, and McKenna, Scott Bacon (14th home run), Mike Costello, Bobby Paduano, and Curtis Lester all added RBI's in the frame.UMBC responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth on Deboy's second homer of the game (7th), and evened the game at 9-9 in the sixth on an RBI single by junior right fielder Chris Yetter.Towson got one run in the top of the ninth inning off UMBC freshman lefty Kyle Wildasin, (5-1) who pitched 1.2 innings to record the victory for the Retrievers.Tigers' reliever Jason Summerlin dropped to 3-3 as he allowed an earned run and four hits in 2.0 innings of work.Deboy finished with a game-high five RBI's and Glascock and Shuler each added three hits for UMBC. Costello (2-for-4) drove in a team-high three runs for Towson.- - -UMBC - - -