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.
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.
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.
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.