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BASEBALL DROPS 11-2 DECISION AT WILLIAM & MARY
WILLIAMSBURG, VA (February 23, 2003)— William and Mary pounded out 13 hits, nine for extra bases, and three Tribe pitchers combined to hold UMBC to five hits as the Tribe swept a two-game series with an 11-1 win over the Retrievers this afternoon at Plumeri Park. The College improves to 5-2, while UMBC falls to 0-2.
Tribe starter Jeff Dagenhart (Manassas, VA) picked up his second win of the year after allowing four hits and one run while striking out five and walking three over seven innings of work. UMBC starter Eric Butkiewicz was charged with his first loss of the year after giving up six runs over five innings of work.
W&M opened the game by plating four in the first. John Lentz (Manheim, PA) blasted a one-out triple to right center, and scored on Trey Wakefield’s double to right. Michael Brown (Richmond, VA) scratched out an infield single, moving Wakefield to third. Brown stole second, and Tim Jones (Virginia Beach, VA) brought Wakefield home when he grounded out to short. C.J. Stimson (Crystal Beach, FL), who finished the day 2-4, capped the scoring with his second homer of the year, a towering shot to left center to give the College a 4-0 lead.
UMBC scored one run in the fifth, but W&M countered with a pair in its half. Wakefield belted a one-out double to right, and scored on Jones’ single back through the box. Jones, who advanced to second when the Retrievers missed the cutoff man on his single, scored on Stimson’s double to left to stretch the lead to 6-1.
The Tribe added three more in the seventh on catcher Mike DeCarlo’s (Glen Mills, PA) first homer of the year, a towering shot that cleared the scoreboard in left field, plating Wakefield and Brown, who had reached on a hit by pitch and walk, respectively.
The offensive power added two more in the eighth. Yancey Jones (Ashland, VA) blasted a drive off of the right center field wall, and scored on Lentz’s second homer of the year, an opposite field shot to right center to up the lead to 11-1. The Retrievers added one more in the ninth, but it was not enough as the College’s lead was too great, and won 11-2.