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SOFTBALL SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER WITH DELAWARE
Baltimore, MD Ė
Baltimore, MD ĖUMBC (7-6) split their first home doubleheader of the season with Delaware (2-6) as the Retrievers took the first game, 8-7, and the Blue Hens pulled away in the nightcap, 4-1, this afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
In game one, Delaware got on the board early, scoring two runs off a home run by junior Laura Streets. The visiting Blue Hens extended their lead to 4-1 before UMBC turned things around with a seven-run fourth inning. Freshman Donnell Sousley led off with a double, and seven consecutive Retrievers followed with base hits before Delaware could get the first out. The UMBC rally was highlighted by a grand slam from junior Lauren Hebb, as she went 3-4 for the game with two home runs and five RBIís. The Blue Hens pulled to within one as they scored two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth. Delaware continued to threaten in the seventh, loading the bases with two outs, but Retriever junior Kristin Dulay was able to hold off the attack to earn her first save of the season.
In game two, Delaware took an early 2-0 lead once more, this time behind a two-RBI single by sophomore Kelley Pastic. UMBCís only run came in the fifth inning, but the Blue Hens extended their lead to 4-1 in the sixth on another two-run homer by Streets. With no outs and two runners on base in the Delaware seventh, the game was called due to lack of lighting in the UMBC softball field.