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Softball Holds Off Rhode Island, Wins Ninth Straight, 4-3
Heather Brown improved to 2-0 on the season.
The Retrievers loaded the bases with three walks in the second inning, setting the stage for senior second baseman Lauren Brummell’s (
The Rams sliced their deficit in half in the fourth with a one-out solo homer by catcher Nicole Massoni, but UMBC scored twice more in the fifth on a double by senior left fielder Julia Culotta (Street, Md./North Harford/Tennessee) that made it 4-1.
After retiring six straight batters in the fifth and sixth innings, UMBC sophomore starter Heather Brown (
Brown (2-0) earned the win after giving up three runs on six hits and striking out six in 6.2 innings of work. Sam Bedore (0-6) took the loss for the Rams after allowing four runs on three hits and six walks in four innings.
The top three batters in UMBC’s lineup – Brummell, senior center fielder Lynn Pronobis (
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, when they host America East rival