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UMBC SOFTBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH ALBANY
Stevie Shore's two-run home run led UMBC to a 6-5 game one win over Albany.
In game one,
A fielder’s choice brought UMBC within one at 5-4.
After a seventh inning lead off walk by Lauren Nicholson, the Retrievers brought in Krista Kearns.
Casey Halloran took the loss to fall to 13-3 after allowing six runs on six hits with eight strike outs.
UMBC took the lead early in the nightcap as Melanie Denischuk, one of 25 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year finalists, blasted a three-run homer to center to give the Retrievers a 3-1 advantage in the third inning. UMBC would add two more in the fourth on a two-run homer by Michelle Olivieri, giving the Retrievers a 6-2 lead at the end of five frames.
The Great Danes would battle back, scoring three runs in the top of the sixth on a wild pitch, an error and an Ali Meacham RBI double to cut the deficit to 6-5.
Brittany Boyd took the loss for UMBC, falling to 7-1 on the year. Boyd went 1.2 innings in relief, allowing two runs on two hits. Krista Kearns started for UMBC, going 5.1 innings and allowing three runs on five hits.
Halloran pitched for