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No. 4 Retrievers Fall to No. 1 Boston U., 9-1, on First Day of America East Softball Championship
Lynn Pronobis drove in UMBC's only run of the game on Thursday.
Floetker took a no-hitter into the fifth, but junior first baseman Katie Ferguson (North East,
But that run was all the Retrievers would get, as Floetker retired the final four batters of the game in order.
The Terriers, meanwhile, scored two in the first and four in the third to take a commanding 6-0 lead, and after UMBC got on the board in the top of the fifth, BU responded with two in the bottom of the inning. Then in the sixth, the Terriers, who had at least on hit in each inning, had runners on first and third with one out for second baseman Melanie Delgado, whose sacrifice fly drove in catcher Amy Ekart with the winning run.
Ekart was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs on the day to pace all players offensively.
Floetker (13-4) went the distance to earn the win, allowing just one run on two hits and a walk while striking out a career-high nine. UMBC senior right-hander Stephanie Weigman (
The Retrievers will face the loser of this afternoon’s game between No. 2 Albany and No. 3 Binghamton on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in an elimination game.