VESTAL, N.Y.—The UMBC baseball team had nine hits, but fell to Binghamton, 8-2, Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Retrievers fell to 7-33 (0-16 America East), while the Bearcats improved to 20-20 (12-4 AE).
Senior captains Rich Conlon (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and Rick Phillips (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) each had two hits and Phillips and freshman Kevin Kean (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) had back-to-back RBI in the sixth, but the Bearcats struck for eight in the first four innings.
Senior starter Austin Drewyer (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) took the loss to fall to 2-8 on the year, allowing five earned runs in four innings of work. Freshman reliever Jon Cohn (Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Prep) only allowed two hits in four innings pitched.
Binghamton’s Peter Bregartner hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Bearcats. Jay Lynch (5-4) allowed two unearned runs in seven innings of work to earn the win.
The Retrievers return to action Tuesday night when they host Towson at 6 p.m.