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BASEBALl WINS THRILLER AGAINST WAGNER AT ALUMNI FIELD, 6-5
Baltimore, MD - -- The UMBC Retrievers (4-13, 2-2 NEC) edged the Wagner Seahawks (3-20, 2-5 NEC), 6-5, in a seven inning contest on Saturday afternoon at UMBC?s Alumni Field. UMBC won the game in the bottom of the seventh inning on a pair of errors by the Seahawks. Retrievers? freshman first baseman Isaac Friedel was hit by a Mike Windstein pitch to lead off the frame. Friedel then came all the way around to score the winning run on a botched sacrifice bunt off that bat of UMBC senior Chris Yetter. Windstein picked up the bunt and his attempt to nail Friedel at second base sailed into centerfield, where Seahawks? freshman Jared Williams bobbled the ball. Friedel beat Williams throw to the plate to give the Retrievers the victory. Wagner had tied the game in the top of the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly by freshman right fielder Nick Papa. UMBC took a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning as sophomore rightfielder Mike Orlando singled in junior shortstop Dan Carpenter, who had led off the inning with a double. Orlando had a career-day for the Retrievers as he went a perect 4-for-4 with 3 RBI?s. He also led off the game with his second homer of the season. UMBC starting righthander Eric Butkiewicz pitched a complete-game to improve to 3-2 on the season. Butkiewicz allowed four earned runs and nine hits, while fanning four and walking just two. Sophomore third baseman Kane Furst went 4-for-4 and junior first baseman Chris Dick added a pair of RBI?s for Wagner. The two teams will play a doubleheader at Alumni Field on Sunday beginning at noon.