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UMBC SOFTBALL KNOCKS MAINE OUT OF AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT, TIED WITH BOSTON U., 1-1, IN FOURTH INNING OF SEMIFINAL GAME
Dana Shepherd hit a solo home run on Friday.
The winner will move on to the title event versus
Ashlea Underwood scored the Retrievers' first run of the game in the second inning, scoring on an error after reaching base with a walk, moving to second on a wild pitch and reaching third on an error.
Erin Provost hit a solo home run in the top of the third to tie the game at 1-1. That would be all the offense Kearns would allow as Dana Shepherd hit a home run in the bottom half of the inning to give the Retrievers the lead for good at 2-1.
UMBC added an insurance run in the fifth on a Melanie Denischuck solo home run, and then scored two in the sixth inning. In the sixth, Carla O’Rourke singled in the first Retriever run and an RBI bunt single by Courtney O’Hara led to the Retrievers' fifth run of the game.
Jenna Balent took the loss for
The victory was head coach Joe French's 400th in his 13 years of coaching college softball.