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Three Homers Not Enough as Retrievers Drop Season Finale to Albany, 5-4, on Senior Day
Malorie Weller hit her second home run of the season against Albany.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC softball team (25-24, 6-12 AE) blasted three home runs, but it was not enough in a 5-4 loss to America East rival Albany (20-21, 9-8 AE) Sunday afternoon in the season finale at UMBC Softball Stadium.
Prior to the game, the Retrievers honored their four seniors – third baseman Amanda Fefel (
The Great Danes took a 1-0 first-inning lead on a two-out single by catcher Kat Smith, but the Retrievers responded with single runs in the first and second. With runners on second and third, junior designated player Lauren O’Malley (
An RBI single by Albany third baseman Michelle Connors tied the score at 2-2 in the third, and the Great Danes took the lead for good in the fifth on Connors’ two-out two-run double that made it 4-2.
Junior first baseman Malorie Weller (
Sophomore left fielder Kaela Mason (Bel Air,
Freshman Heather Brown (
Culotta and Mason each went 2-for-3 with a home run to pace the Retrievers at the plate, while Connors was 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead