2012-13 Women's Softball News

May 8, 2013
Hall and O’Neill Garner America East All-Conference Honors

May 5, 2013
Softball Unable to Hold Off Niagara in Season Finale, 4-3

May 4, 2013
Softball Downs Niagara in a Pair of Matchups

May 3, 2013
Softball Travels to Niagara for Season Finale

April 28, 2013
Softball Gets Nipped by Hartford in Extra Innings, 2-0

April 27, 2013
Softball Drops Both Games in Saturday Doubleheader Versus Hartford

April 26, 2013
Softball Set to Take on Hartford in America East Finale

April 23, 2013
UMBC’s Bats Go Wild In 13-10 Victory Against La Salle; Retrievers Drop Game Two, 3-2

April 22, 2013
Softball Concludes Road Swing at La Salle in Midweek Doubleheader

April 21, 2013
UMBC Softball Swept By Albany, 6-1

April 20, 2013
Softball Drops Doubleheader to League Leader Albany

April 17, 2013
Five-Run Third Lifts Georgetown Past UMBC Softball, 8-3

April 14, 2013
UMBC Softball Falls Short Versus Boston University, 3-1

April 13, 2013
Softball Drops Doubleheader Versus Boston University

April 10, 2013
UMBC Softball Falls in Six Innings to Towson, 10-0

April 7, 2013
Softball Unable to Hold Off Binghamton in Series Finale, 5-0

April 6, 2013
Binghamton Takes Two Against UMBC on Saturday

March 30, 2013
UMBC Softball Drops Two At Stony Brook

March 27, 2013
Softball Splits Midweek Doubleheader Against Saint Peter’s

March 24, 2013
Softball Falls Short in Series Finale Against Maine, 7-6

March 23, 2013
Softball Splits America East Doubleheader Versus Maine

March 20, 2013
Errors Doom UMBC Softball, Retrievers Fall 5-3 to George Mason

March 17, 2013
UMBC Softball Drops Two on Final Day of the UMBC Spring Classic

March 15, 2013
Softball Splits on Day One at UMBC Spring Classic; Falls to La Salle, Defeats Morgan State

March 13, 2013
UMBC Softball Falls to Mount St. Mary’s, 19-0

March 11, 2013
Margentino Earns Weekly Honor; UMBC Softball Drops a Pair in Final Day of UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational
UMBC softball sophomore Kayla Margentino (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) earned America East Player of the Week honors for her performance on Sunday at the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational, but the Retrievers dropped a pair of contests in Monday’s action, falling in extra innings to Marist, 7-6, and concluding the tournament with an 8-1 loss to Rhode Island.

March 10, 2013
Margentino’s RBI Single Leads the Retrievers to a Split on Sunday at UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational
UMBC sophomore first baseman Kayla Margentino (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) batted .571 on the afternoon (4-for-7) and hit a walk-off single to score freshman Bridget O'Malley (Brooklyn, Md./Seton Kenough) from third and lead the Retrievers to a 3-2 victory against Howard in the final game on Sunday at the UMBC Softball Stadium for the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational. The black and gold fell, 12-2, to Princeton earlier in the afternoon. O’Malley had three hits and scored two runs on the day for the Retrievers.

March 7, 2013
UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational Schedule Revisions*
Due to the amount of rain in the area, UMBC was forced to revise its schedule for the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational.

March 4, 2013
Brown and Hall Tab America East Weekly Honors
Senior pitcher Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and sophomore catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) each earned conference honors on a 3-3 weekend for UMBC softball. Hall was named America East Player of the Week, while Brown garnered pitcher of the week recognition.

March 3, 2013
Brown Tosses Second-Straight Shutout Versus St. Peter’s; UMBC Falls to Coppin State
Senior pitcher Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) threw her second-straight shutout for UMBC softball en route to an 11-0 five inning victory against Saint Peter’s on Sunday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers were on the other end of an 11-0 six inning loss in the final game of the UMBC Retriever Classic against Coppin State, with the black and gold being held to three hits in the contest, as the Retrievers finished 3-3 on the weekend.

March 2, 2013
UMBC Softball Cruises Past Morgan; Falls Against Saint Francis
UMBC softball sophomore catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) batted a team-best .667 and tabbed a double and home run on day two of the UMBC Retriever Classic. The Retrievers defeated Morgan State, 7-0, on Saturday at the UMBC Softball Stadium, but were unable to overcome a controversial call that led to a seven-run sixth inning for Saint Francis, who went on to capture an 8-1 win.

March 1, 2013
Softball Splits on Day One of UMBC Retriever Classic
UMBC softball had four players bat over .500 on the day, led by senior outfielder Ashley Scroggin (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) who went 6-for-7 from the dish and drove in three runs in day one of the UMBC Retriever Classic. The black and gold split on Friday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium, defeating Morgan State, 18-2, in five innings and falling to Coppin State, 13-8, in game two of the day.

February 28, 2013
UMBC Softball Hosts First of Three Tournaments in March
UMBC softball co-hosts its first of three tournaments in the month of March, when the Retrievers welcome Morgan State, Coppin State, Saint Francis (Pa.) and Saint Peter’s to the UMBC Softball Stadium for the UMBC Retrievers Classic. The tournament begins Friday, March 1 and runs until Sunday, March 3. Coppin State will also host two of the tournament games on Saturday.

February 26, 2013
Update: Wednesday's Softball Game Against Towson Has Been Postponed
Due to Tuesday’s inclement weather, it has been determined that the field conditions will be unplayable for Wednesday’s UMBC softball game against Towson. The game has been postponed, with a makeup date yet to be determined.

February 25, 2013
O’Malley Tabs America East Rookie of the Week Honors for Softball
UMBC softball’s freshman center fielder Bridget O’Malley (Brookly, Md./Seton Keough) batted a team-best .571 at the Seahawk Clash and helped the Retrievers to their first victory of the season on Sunday, Feb. 24 against Morehead State en route to earning America East Rookie of the Week honors.

February 24, 2013
Softball's Offense Awakens in Seahawk Clash Rematches
After tallying four hits in day one of the Seahawk Clash, UMBC softball exploded for 22 hits in day two, including 12 hits in a 7-4 victory against Morehead State in game one. The Retrievers were unable to sweep the day, falling 14-4 in five innings to host UNC-Wilmington at Boseman Field. Freshman Bridget O'Malley (Brookly, Md./Seton Keough) had a perfect 3-for-3 day and added three runs scored, two walks and two stolen bases, while sophomore Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) batted .500 (3-6) and drove in a team-best four runners.

February 23, 2013
Softball's Bats Struggle on Day One of Seahawk Clash
UMBC softball combined for four hits in its two games on day one of the 2013 Seahawk Clash. The Retrievers dropped its first contest of the day, 7-1, to Morehead State and followed with a 3-1 loss to host UNC-Wilmington in game two.

February 21, 2013
UMBC Softball Hopes to Dodge Rain at the UNCW Seahawk Clash
Despite rain in the forecast, UMBC softball is set for its second tournament of the season, when it travels to the 2013 Seahawk Clash, hosted by UNC-Wilmington on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24.

February 18, 2013
UMBC Softball Reschedules Tuesday’s Contest Versus Mount St. Mary’s
BALTIMORE – UMBC softball head coach Joe French announced the postponement of Tuesday, Feb. 19 game against Mount St. Mary’s due to weather and field conditions. The game is rescheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

February 16, 2013
Softball Drops Two on Day Three of Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II
UMBC softball shortstop Caitlin Chance batted .571 on day three of the Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II, but South Dakota and South Dakota State’s hitting proved to be too much for the Retrievers pitching, as UMBC fell twice on Saturday afternoon at North Oak Park. The Coyotes earned the 9-4 victory in game one, while the Jackrabbits picked up the 13-2 win in five innings.

February 15, 2013
UMBC Softball Falls on Day Two of Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II
UMBC softball freshman Danielle O’Neill (Loathian, Md./Southern) went 3-for-4 and added three walks on day two of the Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II, while sophomore Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) combined for five RBI in a pair of Retriever losses at the North Oak Park. LSU-Alexandria slipped past UMBC in a 7-6 extra inning victory in game two, while Texas Southern picked up a 14-5 victory in five innings in game one.

February 14, 2013
Softball Drops Season-Opener at Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II, 13-5
UMBC softball junior first baseman Chelsea Bertoglio went 2-for-3 in her first outing with the Retrievers, while sophomore catcher Taylor Hall drove in three of UMBC’s five runs on the evening, but it was not enough as Southeastern Louisiana picked up a 13-5 victory in six innings in the Retrievers 2013 season-opener at North Oak Park in day one of the Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II.

February 13, 2013
UMBC Softball Set to Begin 2013 Season
Head coach Joe French opens up his 12th season at the helm of the Retrievers’ softball program with his eyes set on UMBC’s sixth trip to the America East Championships in the last eight seasons.

February 9, 2013
Softball Update: UMBC Softball's Clinic and Bull Roast Still Set for Saturday
Softball Update: UMBC softball's clinic and Bull Roast are still set for Saturday, Feb. 9. No cancellation for either do to the weather in the Northeast.

January 24, 2013
Softball Notebook: French Tabs Eight Signees for UMBC Softball
UMBC head softball coach Joe French has announced the addition of eight players to the 2014 Retrievers’ roster with the signing of Jessica Holte, Kelly Lane, Nicole Casagrand, Kaelin Jackson, Erin Trnka, Jaci Buckley, Kinsey Shifflett and Megan Parker.

December 3, 2012
UMBC Announces Under Armour as Official Outfitter of Retriever Athletics
UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

November 20, 2012
UMBC Softball Unveils 2013 Schedule
UMBC head softball coach Joe French announced the Retrievers’ 2013 schedule, which features five tournaments, including three tournaments hosted by UMBC throughout the month of March.

November 1, 2012
Katie Ferguson Named to the ECAC Division I Softball All-Stars
Former UMBC softball player Katie Ferguson (North East, Md./North East/Cecil CC) has been named to the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Softball All-Stars Second Team.

October 24, 2012
Softball Announces Chance and Hall as Team Captains
UMBC head softball coach Joe French has announced junior Caitlin Chance (Easton, Md./Easton) and sophomore Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) as co-captains for the 2013 season.

October 24, 2012
Softball Update: The UMBC Softball Clinic for This Weekend Has Been Cancelled
The UMBC softball clinic that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. The Retrievers next clinic will be offered Saturday, Feb. 9.

October 8, 2012
Softball Notebook: Softball’s Alumni Game Moved to 1 p.m., Bull Roast Date Announced
UMBC’s softball team alumni game, originally scheduled for noon, has been moved to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. A cookout is still scheduled to follow the contest, which will be played at the UMBC Softball Stadium.

September 21, 2012
Kaemmerlen to Join UMBC Softball Coaching Staff
Kristy Kaemmerlen – daughter of former UMBC softball assistant coach Dave Witten – will join the UMBC softball coaching staff, as announced by head coach Joe French on Tuesday. Kaemmerlen will serve as a part-time pitching coach for the Retrievers during the 2013 season.

August 29, 2012
UMBC Softball Releases 2013 Tournament Pairings (UPDATED Oct. 11, 2012)
UMBC head softball coach Joe French has released the pairing for the three 2013 spring tournaments hosted by the Retrievers.

August 27, 2012
UMBC Softball Announces Fall Schedule
The UMBC softball team has its fall ball schedule set, as announced on Monday by head coach Joe French. The Retrievers will take part in three tournaments, including the UMBC Fall Classic Tournament and the UMBC Fall Harvest Tournament.