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Softball Splits Doubleheader with George Washington
Lauren Brummell went 5-for-9 with two RBI in the doubleheader against George Washington.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—For the second time in three games, the UMBC softball team (2-5) pounded out 14 hits in an 8-5 victory over George Washington in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at the Colonials’ Mount Vernon Field. The Retrievers dropped the nightcap, 4-2.
Game 1: UMBC 8, George Washington 5
UMBC struck for six runs and eight hits through three innings of the first game. The Retrievers manufactured a run with a walk, a stolen base, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI single in the first to take a 1-0 lead, but the Colonials answered back with two in the bottom of the frame.
The Retrievers tied it in the second on a double by junior third baseman Angela Yannone (
But UMBC broke it open in the top of the third with four runs and five hits to take a 6-3 lead. The Retrievers loaded the bases with no outs for senior left fielder Julia Culotta (
The Retrievers added to their lead in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by freshman shortstop Jessica Warner (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and an RBI single by senior second baseman Lauren Brummell (Hanover, Va./Hanover). The Colonials also scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to make it an 8-5 game, but they could get no more, going down in order in each of the last two innings.
Senior hurler Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) picked up her second win of the season (2-3) despite allowing five runs on six hits in 4.1 innings of work. Freshman Kayla Martinez (
Brummell paced the Retrievers at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBI.
Game 2: George Washington 4 ,UMBC 2
George Washington rallied to win the nightcap, 4-2, with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
UMBC struck first, scoring twice in the third inning on Culotta’s two-run single, the fourth hit of the inning. But George Washington first baseman Sandi Moynihan sliced the lead in half with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the inning.
The score remained 2-1 until the sixth, when the Colonials struck for three runs, with the first two coming on wild pitches. Catcher Jillian Stanley then capped the rally with a one-out RBI double that brought home GW’s fourth run of the game.
Culotta went 3-for-3 with two RBI to pace the Retrievers at the plate. She and Brummell were a combined 10-for-17 with five RBI in the two games.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend, when they host the UMBC Retriever Classic.