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Softball Looks to Snap Skid at Binghamton
BALTIMORE—The UMBC softball team (15-12, 0-3 AE) travels to America East rival Binghamton (13-7, 1-2 AE) this weekend for a three-game series in hopes of snapping a five-game losing streak. The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday, with action on both days beginning at 12 p.m. at the Bearcats’ East Gym Field.
Last Time Out: The Retrievers were swept by cross-town rival
On the Bearcats:
Inside the Series: UMBC leads the all-time series, 19-6, and has won seven in a row. Junior second baseman Lauren Brummell (
Comeback Kids: In each of the Retrievers’ last four wins, they have been trailing in the sixth inning or later and have rallied for the victory. Twice – in the sixth inning on March 21 against Mount St. Mary’s and in the seventh on March 24 at Temple – UMBC has scored seven runs in a single frame late in the contest, and its 3-2 win over Rhode Island on March 23 came on a walk-off single by sophomore third baseman Angela Yannone (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake).
Power Surge: Fefel tied UMBC’s single-game record with three home runs in the second game against
UMBC Career Home Runs
1. Kristie Pickeral, 40, 2002-05
2. Amanda Fefel, 37, 2007-Present
3. Melanie Denischuk, 30, 2006-07
Reilly Ward, 30, 2004-07
Milestone Watch: Fefel is just five hits away from becoming the eighth Retriever ever to collect 200 in her career.
Climbing the Charts: Fefel also ranks among UMBC’s all-time leaders in a number of other categories, including RBI (T-3rd, 137), slugging percentage (4th, .588), total bases (5th, 339), extra-base hits (6th, 67), walks (7th, 60) and on-base percentage (8th, .399).
Weigman’s Whiffs: With eight strikeouts against
UMBC Career Strikeouts
- Stephanie Weigman, 530, 2008-Present
- Crystal Ray, 422, 1998-2000
- Lauren Nicholson, 387, 2003-06
- Amanda Fefel, 240, 2007-Present
Winning it All: Weigman is tied for second all-time at UMBC with 43 career wins, 14 behind current Retriever pitching coach Lauren Nicholson. In addition, Fefel became the eighth Retriever ever to win 30 games when she earned the victory against Mount St. Mary’s on March 21.
UMBC Career Wins
Stephanie Weigman, 43, 2008-Present
Climbing the Charts: Weigman also ranks among UMBC’s all-time leaders in a number of other categories, including innings (2nd, 502.0), complete games (3rd, 51), games started (3rd, 72), appearances (4th, 94), saves (T-5th, 3), ERA (8th, 2.36) and shutouts (9th, 7).
Closing It Out: Fefel is UMBC’s all-time saves leader with eight in her career, and she has already broken the school mark for saves in a single season with four in 2010.
French Gets 500: UMBC’s second victory at
Extra, Extra: The Retrievers have played five extra-inning games this season, the most since playing seven in 2005. UMBC is 3-2 in contests lasting longer than seven frames this year.