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Fefel, Weigman One-Hit Morgan State, Reach Milestones in Doubleheader Sweep
Stephanie Weigman picked up her 300th career strikeout against Morgan State.
BALTIMORE—UMBC hurlers Amanda Fefel (
Game 1: UMBC 2,
The Retrievers scored once in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by center fielder Julia Culotta (
Fefel improved to 8-2 on the season with her fifth career shutout and second of the season. She struck out 10 batters, one shy of her career high. Fefel also picked up two hits at the plate and scored both of the Retrievers’ runs.
Porsche Boddicker (2-1) went the distance in the hard-luck loss, as she allowed two runs on five hits.
Game 2: UMBC 6,
The Retrievers again got on the board early, as second baseman Lauren Brummell (
O’Malley came through with the biggest hit of the game in the third, a grand slam over the right field fence that gave UMBC a 5-0 lead.
The Bears cracked the scoreboard in the fifth on Hall’s bases loaded RBI groundout, but the Retrievers got the run back in the bottom of the inning on a double by Brummell and Fefel’s RBI single.
Weigman (13-8) struck out eight and walked two in the victory. She allowed just one unearned run and lost her no-hit bid in the fifth inning.
Megan Johnson (4-1) was charged with the loss after giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and a walk in four innings. Carolynn Howard surrendered one run on two hits in the final two innings in relief.
Brummell and O’Malley paced the Retrievers at the plate with a pair of hits apiece. O’Malley drove in five of UMBC’s six runs, while Brummell scored three times.
The Retrievers now hit the road for the first time in more than a month when they take on America East rival