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Retrievers Split Doubleheader with La Salle
Emily Thompson's seventh home run of the season tied game two in the seventh inning.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC softball team (19-17) used another seventh-inning rally to defeat La Salle (10-18) by a score of 8-7 in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at UMBC Softball Stadium. The Explorers took a pitchers’ duel in game one, 2-0.
UMBC junior Stephanie Weigman (
Shortstop Ali Shepherd gave the Explorers an early lead with a one-out home run in the first inning, and the visitors added an unearned run in the seventh for the game’s only scoring.
Game 2: UMBC 8,
For the seventh time this season, the Retrievers won in their final at-bat. Trailing 7-5 heading into the seventh inning, senior third baseman Amanda Fefel (
Junior first baseman Malorie Weller (
UMBC found itself in an early 4-0 hole, as
The Explorers scored an unearned run in the fifth to make it 5-1, but the Retrievers scored three times in the bottom of the inning to pull to within one. Brummell hit her second run-scoring double of the game, and she later scored on a passed ball. UMBC’s third run of the inning scored on an error.
But La Salle retook a three-run lead in the sixth on a two-out, two-run blast by Guinn, who was pinch hitting. The Retrievers made it 7-5 in the bottom of the inning on a two-out RBI single by senior shortstop Jessica Vetock (Pasadena, Md./Institute of Notre Dame/CCBC-Catonsville).
Freshman Heather Brown (
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, when they host cross-town rival