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BALTIMORE – UMBC softball closes out its 2013 campaign when it hits the road for a three-game series at Niagara over the weekend. The weekend opens with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 4, with first pitch set for noon at Niagara Softball Field. The Retrievers compete in their season finale on Sunday at 11 a.m.
UMBC (9-40, 1-17 AEC) closed out its America East slate and celebrated Senior Day over the weekend against Hartford. The Hawks swept the series, winning two of the three games by two-runs or less. The Retrievers brought the final game of the series to eight innings, as senior starting pitcher Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) threw seven scoreless innings of play, but an infield dribbler in the top of the eighth inning helped Hartford to a 2-0 victory.
Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) leads the Retrievers offensively and ranks in the top-five in the league in batting average (.388), hits (50), RBI (35) and total bases (78). The second-year catcher has a team-best 15 multi-hit games and two-or-more RBI in 10 contests. Freshman Danielle O’Neill (Loathian, Md./Southern) has a team-best eight doubles on the year and is second on the squad in batting average (.284), hits (42) runs scored (24) and total bases (55).
Brown leads the UMBC pitching staff in appearances (31), games started (24) and innings pitched (147.2). The senior has fanned a team-best 59 batters on the year and ranks ninth all-time at UMBC in career strikeouts (194).
Niagara (14-26, 9-7 MAAC) has won nine of its last 10 games heading into the weekend. The Purple Eagles earned their program-record ninth consecutive win with a 2-0 victory against Iona on Sunday, but fell in the nightcap in extra innings, 4-3.
Senior Alexis Wayne pilots Niagara’s offense, tallying 21 RBI and a team-best 42 hits, including 10 doubles. Wayne’s .336 batting average also paces the squad, while Becky Zill and Amanda Werth are each hitting at a .333 clip. Zill has registered a .390 on-base percentage on the year and has a squad-best 30 RBI.
In the circle, junior Jennifer Sansano, the reigning MAAC and ECAC Pitcher of the Week, is in the midst of a 10-win season (10-10) and owns a 2.09 ERA. She leads the team in appearances (26) and innings pitched (134.0) and has 154 strikeouts on the year.
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 26, 2013 Softball Set to Take on Hartford in America East Finale
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 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 13, 2013 UMBC Softball Falls to Mount St. Mary’s, 19-0
March 7, 2013 UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational Schedule Revisions*
March 4, 2013 Brown and Hall Tab America East Weekly Honors
March 1, 2013 Softball Splits on Day One of UMBC Retriever Classic
February 28, 2013 UMBC Softball Hosts First of Three Tournaments in March
February 26, 2013 Update: Wednesday's Softball Game Against Towson Has Been Postponed
February 25, 2013 O’Malley Tabs America East Rookie of the Week Honors for Softball
February 24, 2013 Softball's Offense Awakens in Seahawk Clash Rematches
February 23, 2013 Softball's Bats Struggle on Day One of Seahawk Clash
February 21, 2013 UMBC Softball Hopes to Dodge Rain at the UNCW Seahawk Clash
February 18, 2013 UMBC Softball Reschedules Tuesday’s Contest Versus Mount St. Mary’s
February 16, 2013 Softball Drops Two on Day Three of Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II
February 15, 2013 UMBC Softball Falls on Day Two of Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II
February 14, 2013 Softball Drops Season-Opener at Jimmy John’s Lion Classic II, 13-5
February 13, 2013 UMBC Softball Set to Begin 2013 Season
January 24, 2013 Softball Notebook: French Tabs Eight Signees for UMBC Softball
November 20, 2012 UMBC Softball Unveils 2013 Schedule
November 1, 2012 Katie Ferguson Named to the ECAC Division I Softball All-Stars
October 24, 2012 Softball Announces Chance and Hall as Team Captains
September 21, 2012 Kaemmerlen to Join UMBC Softball Coaching Staff
August 27, 2012 UMBC Softball Announces Fall Schedule