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Softball Revision* Game Time Moved Back to 3:45, Single Game; UMBC Softball Hosts Mount St. Mary’s in Midweek Matchup
BALTIMORE – UMBC softball looks to bounce back from a tough weekend at the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational when it welcomes Mount St. Mary’s for a midweek matchup on Wednesday, March 13. Game time has been moved back to 3:45 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium and it has been changed back to a single game.
The Retrievers dropped three of four at the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational on Sunday and Monday, picking up a 3-2 victory against Howard on Sunday. Sophomore Kayla Margentino (Unionville, Conn./Farmington) earned America East Player of the Week honors for her performance on Sunday, after batting a team-best .571 (4-for-7) in the Retrievers’ two games and drove in two of the team’s four runs, including a walk-off single in UMBC’s victory.
Freshman center fielder Bridget O'Malley (Brooklyn. Md./Seton Keough) led the team with a .529 on-base percentage over the weekend, picking up four hits and five walks, while adding three steals. Senior pitcher Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) tabbed a 1-1 record for the weekend, posting a 2.93 ERA and combing for 10 strikeouts.
On the season, catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) is piloting the Retrievers’ offense, recording eight multi-hit and multi-RBI games and has reached base in 12-straight contests. The sophomore is batting .389, with 25 RBI, five home runs and three doubles. Margentino is hitting .364 and ranks second on the squad with 12 runs batted in.
In the circle, Brown has accounted for three of the Retrievers’ five victories and has a team-best 2.14 ERA. Sophomore Miranda Clark (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) has fanned 23 batters on the season and is holding opponents to a .250 batting average in 10 appearances.
The Mount (2-12) snapped a four-game losing streak with Sunday’s 8-0 win against Howard as part of the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational. Pitchers Nicole Pagano and Hayley Stankan combined for a no-hitter against the Bison. Pagano tallied nine strikeouts in four innings of work. Freshman Rachel Gavigan led Mount St. Mary’s offensively, belting a grand slam as part of a perfect 3-for-3 performance from the plate.
Junior Cat Clifford has a team-best 11 hits, five of which were home runs. Gavigan and Clifford each have eight RBI on the season.
In the circle, the Mount has used a three-person rotation, with Pagano leading in appearances (10) and innings pitched (40.2). The redshirt junior has fanned a team-best 50 batters on the season.
Wednesday game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, but was pushed back when the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational was adjusted. The start time has since been adjusted from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.