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RETRIEVERS FALL TO BINGHAMTON, 6-1, IN AMERICA EAST SOFTBALL ACTION
Dana Shepherd got one of the Retrievers' two hits and drove in their only run of the game.
But the Bearcats scored twice more in the top of the sixth on a two-out, two-run double by shortstop Rose Barre, one of her three hits on the day, and Hansen retired the Retrievers in order in each of the last two innings to hold on for the 6-1 victory.
UMBC starter Krista Kearns (12-6) suffered the loss after allowing four runs on five hits and five walks while striking out one in 4.1 innings of work. Lauren Nicholson pitched the final 2.2 innings in relief and allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out two.
Hansen picked up the complete-game win, as she allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out seven in seven innings.
The Retrievers have lost two in a row for only the third time in 2006 and the first since April 9-10 against
The Retrievers return to action this weekend, hosting America East rival Stony Brook for the final three games of the regular season. The teams play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and a single game Sunday at noon. Saturday is also Parents’ Day, while Senior Day will be celebrated on Sunday. UMBC’s five seniors – Jessica Griffith, Jessica Keenan, Lauren Nicholson, Amy Sadowl and Ashlea Underwood – will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.