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Softball Falls to St. Francis, 6-0, in UMBC Spring Classic Championship Game
BALTIMORE—The UMBC softball team (9-13) managed only four hits in the championship game of the UMBC Spring Classic and fell to St. Francis (8-16) by a score of 6-0 Saturday morning at UMBC Softball Stadium.
All of the Red Flash’s scoring came with two outs.
The Red Flash added a single run in the fourth on an RBI single by Bender. Then in the top of the seventh, Waligora hit a two-run home run to give St. Francis the 6-0 victory.
The Retrievers’ best chance to score came in the third inning, when runners reached first and third, but they were stranded there.
Laura Caldwell (3-10) pitched a complete game shutout on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts to earn the victory. Freshman Stephanie Weigman (5-7) suffered the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four in four innings. Sophomore Amanda Fefel was charged with two runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings in relief.
Four different Red Flash batters picked up two hits each, led by Waligora, who was 2-for-4 with four RBI. Four different Retrievers accounted for UMBC’s four hits on the day.
In the Spring Classic consolation game, Niagara defeated Mount St. Mary's, 5-2.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday, when they take on cross-town rival