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UMBC SOFTBALL HOLDS ON FOR 6-5 WIN OVER STONY BROOK
Today’s game went back and forth, with Stony Brook taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning behind RBI’s from Hayley Durham and Colleen McCarthy. UMBC cut the deficit in half in the second on freshman Kelly Claar’s (Federal Way, Wash./Decatur) single, which scored classmate Reilly Ward (Olney, Md./Sherwood). The Retrievers then took a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Stony Brook starter Angela Andrews walked two batters with the bases loaded. UMBC would tack on another run in the fourth as Seawolves’ reliever Christina Voth walked another batter with the bases loaded.
Stony Brook came back to tie the game in the fifth when Jane Stein tripled in Laura Bradford, and later scored on a double by Hayley Durham. UMBC would again take the lead on Pickeral’s tenth homerun of the season, a shot over the left-centerfield fence.
The Seawolves threatened in the top of the seventh as they loaded the bases and Nicholson walked
The Retriever win was the 400th victory in the UMBC softball program’s history.
UMBC returns to action on Thursday, May 6, when they host Drexel for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at