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UMBC Softball Shuts Out Vermont, 6-0
Ashley Gray has not allowed a run in 14 consecutive innings.
Baltimore-UMBC right fielder Krista Kearns continued her torrid hitting, and starting pitcher Ashley Gray threw another gem to lead the Retrievers (22-8, 7-2 America East) past America East rival Vermont (9-20, 2-7 America East) by a score of 6-0 Friday afternoon at UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers extended their winning streak to eight in a row, including six straight in the conference, and have not allowed a run in 17 consecutive innings with their third straight shutout.
Gray (8-4) was again brilliant on the mound, throwing a two-hit complete game shutout, walking none and striking out four in seven innings. She has not allowed a run in 14 consecutive innings.
Kearnsí home run, a three-run shot, came with two outs in the second inning to give the Retrievers a 3-0 lead. First baseman Amanda Fefel smashed her team-leading ninth homer leading off the fourth for a 4-0 advantage.
Then in the fifth, designated player Melanie Denischuk hit a two-out, two-run double to shallow left field for the 6-0 win.
Aimee Kern suffered the loss for
The Retrievers and Catamounts meet again Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. at UMBC Softball Stadium.