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Softball Takes Two on First Day of UMBC Retriever Classic
Kaela Mason went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI on Saturday.
Junior second baseman Lauren Brummell (
But the Retrievers broke the game open an inning later, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring six runs on six hits for a 7-0 advantage. Senior shortstop Jessica Vetock (
Morgan State catcher Kriston Gowan put the Bears on the board for the first time in the third with an RBI single, but the Retrievers extended their lead in the fourth, getting RBIs from sophomore Kaela Mason (Bel Air, Md./Harford Tech) and freshman Ashley Scroggin (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) to make it 9-1.
The Bears struck for an unearned run in the fifth before UMBC ended the game in the sixth when Mason led off with a single and eventually scored the winning run on a passed ball.
Freshman Heather Brown (
UMBC 6, Fairleigh Dickinson 5
Junior left fielder Lynn Pronobis (Waldorf, Md./McDonough) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the second inning to force in UMBCís first run of the game, and senior right fielder Emily Thompson (Niagara Falls, N.Y./Niagara Falls) made it 2-0 when she crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Weller led off the third with a double and eventually scored when Scroggin walked with the bases juiced.
UMBC maintained its 3-0 lead until the sixth, when the Knights first cracked the scoreboard on a two-run double by center fielder Kirsten Shreve, but the Retrievers responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning as Mason drove in a run with a double and Brummell plated a pair with her second triple of the day to give the hosts a four-run lead, 6-2.
The insurance runs paid off, as the Knights also scored three times in the top of the seventh. UMBC junior Stephanie Weigman (
Weigman (3-1) allowed five runs (two earned) and struck out eight in 6.2 innings of work to earn the victory, and Fefel picked up her second save of the season and UMBC-record sixth of her career. Trina Fields suffered the loss for the Knights after giving up three runs (two earned) in 2.2 innings. Kara Boyd allowed three runs over the final 3.1 frames.
Nine different Retrievers had at least one hit on the day, led by Mason, Brummell and Vetock, who all picked up three base knocks. In addition, 10 different Retrievers crossed the plate and seven had RBIs, paced by Brummell and Fefel with three apiece.
In other action at the UMBC Retriever Classic, Brown defeated