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UMBC Baseball Defeats Long Island, 10-8, Friday
Sophomore Austin Drewyer struck out seven Friday.
It was a big day for the senior bats of UMBC as Tom Meaney (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem) went 3-for-5 with five RBI, including a three-run home run in the first inning, and Shawn Retz (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech/Catonsville C.C.) 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.
After LIU cut the Retriever to lead to 7-6 in the seventh, senior Brad Brainer (Chester, Md./Kent Island/Chesapeake JC) singled and freshman Justin Lamborn (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnett Valley) doubled to lead off the eighth for UMBC. After a Retz intentional walk, Meaney singled in Brainer and Lamborn to give the Retrievers a 9-6 lead. Sophomore Sterling Sams (
Retriever starter sophomore Austin Drewyer (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) struck out seven in six innings pitched, while fellow sophomore Marty Zawacki (Hebron, Md./James Bennett) struck out five in just 2 and 2/3 innings of work.
The Retrievers return to action Tuesday when they play at Mount St. Mary’s at 3:30 p.m.