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UMBC SPLITS A PAIR WITH BLUE DEVILS
The Retriever softball team recorded a split with Central Connecticut, and fell to third place in the Northeast Conference, with an overall record of 27-14 and 7-3 in the NEC. The Blue Devils (6-17, 2-6) took the first game, 9-2, thanks to a seven-run third inning, while the Retrievers rebounded for a 7-1 win in the nightcap behind Linsi Moy's three-hitter. Moy fanned seven as she improved to 10-4 on the year.
The Blue Devils pulled out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning, with Karolyn Andrews tripling to right field and scoring on a wild pitch. UMBC went ahead briefly, 2-1, in the top of the third on an RBI from centerfielder Lisa Boone and one from third baseman Kristie Pickeral. Then it was all Central Connecticut as they plated seven runs on four hits an an error in the bottom of the third. Starter Angie Amedro dipped to 11-5 with the loss. She was tagged for eight runs on five hits, with a walk and a strikeout. Kristin Dulay fired the last 3.2 innings, yielding three hits, one run and fanning three. Pickeral and designated player Christina French each chipped in two of UMBC's seven hits.
The Blue Devil bats were quiet in the nightcap, managing just three hits. The Retrievers took a 1-0 lead in the third, and added a trio of runs in the sixth and again in the seventh. Boone went 3-3 with a run scored and a pair of RBI's. Second baseman Christy Sheppard accounted for three runs with a sixth inning double. Jess Graziano also had an RBI for the winners.