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UMBC BASEBALL SWEEPS ST. FRANCIS (NY)
Baltimore, MD –
Baltimore, MD –The Retrievers posted 25 hits to sweep the St. Francis College Terriers by scores of 3-2 and 13-7 in a Northeast Conference doubleheader this afternoon at UMBC’s Alumni Field. With the wins, UMBC improved to 10-15 on the season and 8-3 in the NEC, while the Terriers fell to 6-11-1 overall and 5-5 in the league.
In game one, the Retrievers won in dramatic fashion, scoring the winning run with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the final inning. With the score tied at 2-2, junior Kevin Brooks (Gambrills, MD/Arundel) hit a one-out single to left field, then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by teammate Jay Long (Millersville, MD/Old Mill). Brooks would move to third on a passed ball before scoring on a Dan Carpenter (Glen Burnie, MD/Old Mill) single to left-center. Retriever southpaw Kyle Wildasin (Hanover, PA/Southwestern) (1-1) received the win as he allowed just two runs on seven hits in a complete game effort.
In the nightcap, UMBC exploded for 13 runs on 19 hits to give starter Matt Farina (Wilmington, DE/Salesianum) (1-2) his first win of the season. The Terriers jumped out to a 4-0 lead through two innings, but UMBC battled back in the bottom of the second to take a 6-4 advantage. Senior Brad Glascock (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Write) led off with a home run, and St. Francis starter Ray Peterson (Staten Island, NY/Fort Hamilton) would give up five consecutive hits, including a three-run home run by sophomore Mike Orlando (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit), before being replaced by Eddie DeMarche (Brooklyn, NY/St. Edmund’s).
St. Francis (NY) pulled to within one run at 6-5 in the top of the fourth behind a Mike Molinini (Staten Island, NY/Msgr. Farrell) RBI-single, but UMBC would score three in the bottom frame to take the lead for good.
In game two, each Retriever batter posted a hit, with Glascock, Derek Fritz (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley), and Isaac Friedel (Wall, NJ/St. Rose) each getting three apiece.
The Retrievers return to action on Friday, April 18, when they host NEC foe Long Island for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.