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Softball Drops Rubber Match to Boston University, 5-3
Katie Ferguson hit her second home run in as many days.
BOSTON—The UMBC softball team (19-14, 4-5 AE) rallied from a three-run deficit to send the game into extra innings, but a walk-off home run by Boston University first baseman Chelsea Kehr in the eighth gave the host Terriers (20-12, 6-3 AE) a 5-3 victory in the rubber match of the three-game series Sunday afternoon at BU Softball Field.
BU scored three runs in the first, but the Terriers collected just four hits over the next six innings.
Meanwhile, the Retrievers scored twice in the top of the second to pull to within one, 3-2. Junior first baseman Katie Ferguson (North East,
UMBC then tied the game in the sixth on an RBI single by senior designated player Lauren O’Malley (
With one out in the bottom of the extra frame, third baseman Megan Volpano singled, bringing up Kehr, who cranked a 1-1 pitch over the fence in left-center field for the game-winning home run.
UMBC senior Stephanie Weigman (
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, when they visit in-state rival Mount St. Mary’s for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.