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Softball Sweeps Hartford with Pair of Shutouts
Dana Shepherd had three extra-base hits, including a grand slam, on Sunday.
Game 1: UMBC 1,
Freshman Stephanie Weigman bested
Singer (4-3) allowed five hits and four walks while striking out seven in the complete game losing effort.
The Retrievers had a runner on base in every inning, including the bases loaded in the first, but they could not get on the board until the fifth, when second baseman Dana Shepherd doubled with two outs and scored on an RBI single by first baseman Amanda Fefel.
Weigman retired the first eight batters of the game before walking catcher Lindsey Anrico.
Five different Retrievers accounted for UMBC’s five hits, as the first five batters in the lineup each recorded one. The Retrievers left 10 runners on base.
Game 2: UMBC 8,
Game Two was a different story for the Retrievers’ bats, as they jumped on
Stratton worked in and out of jams in the first three innings, as UMBC stranded seven runners and left the bases loaded in the second.
In the fifth, Shepherd slugged a two-out grand slam to put UMBC on top, 7-0, and Fefel followed with a solo shot for the game-winning eighth run.
Pitching for the first time in 10 days while recovering from a knee injury suffered against St. Francis in the UMBC Spring Classic, Gray allowed two hits and one walk while striking out three in four innings. Fefel pitched a perfect final frame with two strikeouts.
Fefel led the Retrievers at the plate, going 3-for-3, while Brummell, Shepherd and first baseman Julia Culotta each had two hits. Shepherd and Brummell also scored twice, and Shepherd drove in five runs.
The Retrievers take a four-game winning streak into Tuesday’s doubleheader against