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Softball Drops Regular-Season Finale to Hartford, 7-2, on Senior Day
Krista Kearns pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief against Hartford.
Baltimore-The UMBC softball team (30-16, 13-8 America East) dropped its regular-season finale, 7-2, to
The Retrievers got one back in the second when catcher Krissy Licursi hit a one-out single, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored when shortstop Reilly Ward reached on an error.
But the Hawks scored three more in the top of the third to take a 7-1 lead. After consecutive singles,
The score remained the same until the bottom of the fifth when UMBC left fielder Kristi Troster led off the inning with her second career home run, cutting the deficit to 7-2. But the Retrievers did not score again, leaving a runner on base in each of the last three innings.
Brittney Stratton picked up the victory for
Cericola went 4-for-4 in the game with two RBI to lead all hitters.
Before the game, the Retrievers honored their six seniors – Licursi, Ward, Troster, Taylor, first baseman Melanie Denischuk and right fielder Heather Bennett – in a Senior Day ceremony. In addition, assistant coach Dave Witten, who will retire after the season after 15 seasons of coaching, including three at UMBC, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.