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Softball Drops Pair of One-Run Heartbreakers to Boston University
Amanda Fefel picked up her 150th career hit and her 100th career RBI on Sunday.
BOSTON—The UMBC softball team (22-14, 2-4 AEC) dropped a pair of one-run heartbreakers to America East rival
The Retrievers loaded the bases with three straight singles to start the game before center fielder Julia Culotta (
But an RBI single by BU shortstop Melissa Dubay tied the score in the bottom of the inning.
The Terriers broke the 1-1 tie in the fifth when a double by catcher Caitlin Rentler put runners on first and third with two outs, and center fielder April Setterlund came home on a wild pitch with the winning run.
Junior Amanda Fefel (
Fefel’s single in the first inning was the 150th hit of her career.
The Retrievers got on the board first, scoring a run on a passed ball in the second inning. But the Terriers tied it up in the third on Setterlund’s RBI double.
Left fielder Shayne Lotito’s two-out two-run homer in the sixth gave Boston U. a 3-1 lead, but Fefel responded with a three-run shot of her own to put UMBC on top, 4-3, in the top of the seventh.
But with one out in the bottom of the inning, BU second baseman Emily Roesch blasted a walk-off two-run home run over the right field fence to give the Terriers the 5-4 victory.
BU starter Cassidy Hardy (11-4) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and five walks while striking out six. Both pitchers went the distance. Weigman (13-10) allowed five runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out four in the loss. She now has 169 strikeouts on the season, moving into a tie for second on UMBC’s single-season chart, just three behind Crystal Ray’s school record of 172.
The second of Fefel’s three RBIs in the game was the 100th run driven in of her career.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, April 8, when they host America East rival