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Softball Splits Pair on Second Day of UMBC Spring Classic
Amanda Page hit the game-winning RBI single against Robert Morris.
BALTIMORE—On the second day of the Seventh Annual UMBC Spring Classic Saturday afternoon, the UMBC softball team (16-9) picked up a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Robert Morris, then dropped a 7-2 decision to
UMBC 5, Robert Morris 4
The Colonials scored a single run in the first on an RBI groundout by catcher Sarah Capp, then added two more in the fourth on a double by left fielder Stacey Davidson and a single by shortstop Jaci Timko to take a 3-0 lead.
But center fielder Julia Culotta’s (
Timko hit a solo home run over the right field fence to put Robert Morris back on top in the top of the seventh, but the Retrievers again got clutch two-out hitting in the bottom of the inning to win the game.
After Culotta doubled and designated player Lauren O'Malley (
Sophomore Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) pitched the seventh and picked up the victory to improve to 9-6 despite allowing Timko’s go-ahead home run. Junior Amanda Fefel (
Lindsey Moates suffered the loss for Robert Morris after allowing two runs on three hits in two innings in relief. Annie Dubovec gave up three unearned runs in the first 4.2 innings of work.
Culotta paced the Retrievers at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI and a run. Kearns and second baseman Lauren Brummell (
The Retrievers used four two-out singles to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Purple Eagles tallied four tops in the third, with the big blow coming on a three-run homer by second baseman Teresa Healy.
UMBC got one back in the bottom of the inning on a solo shot by Fefel, her fourth of the season, but Niagara scored one in the fifth and two in the seventh for the 7-2 victory.
Weigman (9-7) suffered the loss after allowing seven runs (three earned) and striking out eight in seven innings. Julie DiMatteo picked up the win for
Fefel and Culotta both had two hits to lead the Retrievers, while Fefel scored both of UMBC’s runs. Healy paced
In other action on the day, St. Francis defeated
The Retrievers return to action on Sunday, when they host