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UMBC SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH MOUNT ST. MARY’S
In game one, junior Amy Sadowl (Horsham, Pa./ Hatboro Horsham) moved to 4-2 on the year as she threw a complete game for her tenth career shutout and third of the season. The Retrievers scored first when senior Kristie Pickeral (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone) hit a single to plate freshman Kali Shirk (
The game remained at 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth, when UMBC exploded for four runs on RBI’s by Shirk and Pickeral, and a passed ball by Mountaineer catcher Danyale Goode. The Retrievers added three more runs in the sixth as sophomore Reilly Ward (Olney, Md./Sherwood) doubled in freshman Dana Shepherd (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills), and freshman Stevie Shore (New Carlisle, Ohio/Northwestern) plated Ward on her first career homeun.
For the game, the Mount stranded seven batters, and Maria Lutz took the loss, as she gave up eight runs on six hits, while walking three and striking out five. Sadowl pitched a complete game, allowing no runs on seven hits, while walking none and fanning four.
In game two, Mount St. Mary’s scored three in the first inning, two in the second, and two in the third before UMBC would get on the board. The Retrievers would cut the lead to 7-2 after RBI singles by Pickeral and sophomore Amanda McGhee (Philadelphia, Pa./North Hagerstown/Hagerstown CC). They added another run in the fifth when junior Ashlea Underwood (
UMBC made a final rally in the seventh when they had two on with no outs. However, they would only be able to score one run, as the Mount held on for the 7-4 victory. Pitcher Reanna Tuczynski received the win as she threw seven innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits, while walking one and fanning four. Junior Lauren Nicholson (Audubon, N.J./Paul VI) fell to 5-9, as she allowed five runs on five hits in the first 1 2/3 innings. Sophomore Jessica Taylor (Baltimore, Md./Mount de Sales) received a no-decision, after pitching the remaining 5 1/3 innings, and allowing two runs on three hits, while walking one and striking out five.