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Softball Sweeps Doubleheader from Hartford
Ashley Scroggin went 3-for-4 with four RBIs against Hartford on Saturday.
BALTIMOREóThe UMBC softball team (24-21, 7-10 AE) continued its hot-hitting ways in a doubleheader sweep of America East rival Hartford (7-32, 2-12 AE) Saturday afternoon at UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers won the first game, 8-1, then took the nightcap, 8-3.
Sophomore right fielder Ashley Scroggin (
Game 1: UMBC 8,
The Hawks struck first on a two-out bloop single by right fielder Genevieve Morneau-Vallaincourt in the second, but the Retrievers responded with eight unanswered over the next two innings.
Junior catcher Angela Yannone (
After senior left fielder Julia Culotta (
Senior right-hander Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) improved to 15-12 with the complete-game victory. She allowed one run on three hits and five walks while striking out seven.
Culotta reached base in all four plate appearances, picking up two singles and two walks and scoring twice. Warner and Scroggin also had two hits apiece.
Game 2: UMBC 8,
The Retrievers scored at least once in each of the first four innings of the nightcap.
Senior second baseman Lauren Brummell (
Hartford catcher Jordan Haines led off the second with her fourth round-tripper of the year to slice the Retrieversí lead in half, but UMBC scored twice in the bottom of the inning Brummellís two-out two-run double.
The Retrievers loaded the bases with one out in the third, and Scroggin laced a double down the left field line to drive in all three runners and give UMBC a 7-1 advantage. In the fourth, senior center fielder Lynn Pronobis (
After getting the first two batters of the fifth inning, UMBC sophomore starter Heather Brown (
Brown gave up three runs on seven hits and improved to 5-4 with the complete-game win.
Warner went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the Retriever offense.
The teams meet again Sunday in the series finale at 12 p.m. at UMBC Softball Stadium. Before the game, the Retrievers will honor five seniors Ė Brummell, Culotta, Pronobis, Weigman and designated player Lauren O'Malley (Pasadena, Md./Archbishop Spalding) Ė in a Senior Day ceremony.
UMBC has secured the series victory, its first since sweeping Stony Brook April 2-3, and stays alive in the race for a spot in the four-team America East Championship.