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UMBC Baseball Drops Two to Wagner in Opening Doubleheader
Senior Tom Meaney had two hits in each game Saturday.
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC baseball team opened its 2009 season Saturday with two losses to Wagner College, 15-1 and 11-1. Senior Tom Meaney (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem) led the Retrievers, going 4-for-7 on the day with four singles and a RBI.
Game One: Wagner 15, UMBC 1 (7 innings)
The Seahawks scored 15 runs on 18 hits as 10 different players hit safely. Wagner took the lead in the second with two unearned runs before pulling away in the later innings behind home runs by Vin Avella, Jack Rice and Chris Drechsel.
Junior Ed Bach (Columbia, Md./Atholton) (0-1) took the loss after allowing three earned runs in four innings with three strikeouts. Andy Wells (1-1) recorded the win for the Seahawks, allowing just one run in six innings of work.
Game Two: Wagner 11, UMBC 1
The Retrievers broke through for nine hits but could only score one, while Wagner scored 11 runs on 12 hits. Vin Avella hit his second home run of the day, while Kyle Morrison allowed one run while scattering seven hits in 6 and 1/3 innings pitched.
Freshman Max Himmelstein (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) went 2-for-4 in his first collegiate start behind the plate, while sophomore Austin Drewyer (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) (0-1) took the loss for the Retrievers, surrendering four runs in five innings of work.
The Retrievers return to action Sunday in Baltimore when they face Yale in a game scheduled for 4:00 p.m.