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GRIFFITH NAMED MVP OF UMBC KICKOFF CLASSIC; TEN RETRIEVERS NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM AFTER 5-0 WEEKEND
Jessica Griffith was named UMBC Kickoff Classic MVP after hitting .500 and slugging 1.214.
Four Retriever hurlers were among the five all-tournament pitchers. Freshman Krista Kearns led the way with her first career no-hitter. Kearns pitched all six innings in the championship game against
Junior Brittany Boyd won two games on the weekend, pitching to a stellar 1.27 ERA in 11 innings, giving up only two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out 13. She held opponents to a .158 batting average.
Senior Amy Sadowl blanked Quinnipiac in the Retrievers’ 8-0 victory on Saturday. She allowed just two base runners on one hit and one walk while striking out six. Sadowl improved to 2-1 on the season and picked up the 40th win of her career.
Senior Lauren Nicholson went the distance against
Five Retrievers join
Senior Ashlea Underwood hit .500 on the weekend with six hits in 12 at-bats and also had an outstanding .625 on-base percentage with four walks. She scored six runs and posted five RBI. Junior Reilly Ward also hit .500 in five games with seven hits in 14 at-bats. She drove in six runs and scored five and reached base at a 52.9 percent clip.
Sophomore Dana Shepherd hit .375 on the weekend with six hits in 16 at-bats, six runs scored and four RBI. She hit a double and a triple and also stole two bases.
Other all-tournament position players were
The Retrievers won all five games this weekend to improve to 9-3 on the season, and they have won eight in a row. As a team, they batted .368 (50-for-136) and out-scored opponents 46-7. The pitchers posted a stellar 1.17 ERA and held opponents to a .151 batting average, allowing just 16 hits in 30 innings.
The Retrievers return to action Wednesday, March 8, when they travel to
UMBC Kickoff Classic All-Tournament Team
MVP: Jessica Griffith, UMBC
Sammi Allendorfer, Quinnipiac
Nikki Buchko, Coppin State
Melanie Denischuk, UMBC
Christen Glascoe, Coppin State
Jessica Griffith, UMBC
Michelle Petree, Quinnipiac
Dana Shepherd, UMBC
Ashlea Underwood, UMBC
Reilly Ward, UMBC
Brittany Boyd, UMBC
Krista Kearns, UMBC
Lauren Nicholson, UMBC
Amy Sadowl, UMBC
Second Annual UMBC Kick-Off Classic
Friday, March 3, 2006 – Pool Play
Quinnipiac 16, Coppin State 0 (5 innings)
Delaware State 20, Coppin State 9 (5 innings)
Saturday, March 4, 2006 – Pool Play
UMBC 21, Coppin State 5 (5 innings)
UMBC 8, Quinnipiac 0 (5 innings)
UMBC 2, Delaware State 1
Sunday, March 5, 2006 – Bracket Play
No. 1 UMBC 5, No. 4 Coppin State 1
Championship Game: No. 1 UMBC 10, No. 2 Delaware State 0 (6 innings)
Consolation Game: No. 3 Quinnipiac 6, No. 4 Coppin State 4