VERMONT SOFTBALL AVOIDS SWEEP WITH 5-0 SHUTOUT OF UMBC
Baltimore, Md. – Vermont (13-8, 2-4 America East) bounced back to take the third game of a three-game series against league foe UMBC (19-18-1, 3-2 America East) by a score of 5-0 this afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium. After yesterday’s doubleheader sweep, the Retrievers still took the series, 2-1.
Both teams were off to a slow start as the game remained scoreless until the fourth inning. In the top frame, Vermont’s Christine Toomey hit a solo homerun to right field to give the Catamounts a 1-0 advantage. In the following inning, Vermont erupted for four more runs, after capitalizing on a UMBC error and recording four hits off Retriever starter Lauren Nicholson (Audubon, N.J./Paul VI). Junior Amy Sadowl (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro Horsham) came in to finish the game, allowing two hits in 2.1 innings of work.
For the game, Nicholson (9-11) threw 4.2 innings, allowing five runs, only one of which was earned. She gave up six hits, walked one, and struck out two. Vermont starter Aimee Kern improved to 7-3 as she pitched a complete game shutout, holding the Retrievers to just four hits, as UMBC stranded six in the match.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, April 13, when they host America East rival Binghamton for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.