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Softball Heads to Binghamton for America East Doubleheader Wednesday
Ashley Gray allowed just one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in a complete game victory over Albany on Monday.
Dawg Bites: There Retrievers went 1-2 in a three-game series against
On the Bearcats:
Who’s Up Next: UMBC returns home this weekend to host Stony Brook in a three-game series that starts with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Streaking: Senior Ashley Gray is riding a 10-game hitting streak dating to March 26, during which time she is batting .464 (13-for-28) and slugging .893 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Senior Dana Shepherd is also riding a nine-game hitting streak dating to March 26, during which time she is batting .400 (12-for-30) and slugging .867 with six extra-base hits, seven RBI and 12 runs scored.
Milestone Watch: Senior second baseman Dana Shepherd became just the sixth player in UMBC history to record 200 career hits when she clubbed a double in the first inning against
UMBC Career Hits
1) K. Pickeral 263 2002-05
2) D. Vecchio 258 1999-2002
3) L. Boone 249 2000-03
4) C. Lycett 237 1994-97
5) A. Wolff 227 1994-97
6) D. Shepherd 218 2005-Pres.
7) R. Ward 190 2004-07
K. Shirk 190 2005-Pres.
9) T. McDonald 187 1996-99
10) B. Nevin 164 1999-2002
Beasts in the
On the pitching side, freshman Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) is third in the league with 87.1 innings pitched and 75 strikeouts and fifth with seven wins and a .224 opponent batting average. Fefel is tied for seventh with 61 strikeouts, ninth with 65 innings pitched and 10th with a 3.12 ERA.
Shepherd Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award: UMBC senior second baseman Dana Shepherd has been named one of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors the nation’s best softball seniors who also excel in the classroom and make an impact in their community. The award, presented to NCAA Division I student-athletes each year in eight sports, focuses on the “Four C’s” of classroom, character, community and competition. From the list of 30 nominees, a national media committee will select 10 finalists in late March. Those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote that will include coaches, media and fans. The award winner will be announced and recognized at the 2008 NCAA Women’s College World Series in
UMBC Picked Third in Preseason Poll: The UMBC softball team was predicted to finish third in the America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Retrievers received one first place vote and 35 overall points in a vote of the league’s head coaches.