Baseball Drops Heartbreaker to Binghamton, 5-4, Sunday

Junior Max Himmelstein
Junior Max Himmelstein
BALTIMORE—The UMBC baseball team scored four runs in the fourth, but Binghamton rallied late and scored two runs in the ninth inning to win, 5-4, Sunday afternoon at Baseball Factory Field. With the loss, the Retrievers fell to 4-20 (0-3 America East), while the Bearcats improved to 10-15 (3-0). 

Freshman Kevin Kean (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) doubled to right field to lead off the fourth. After a freshman Rob McCabe (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph's) walk, Kean beat the throw to third base on a junior Curtis Schickner (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) bunt to load the bases.


Junior Max Himmelstein (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) singled to score Kean and McCabe and redshirt freshman D.J. Ream (Columbia, Pa./Hempfield) followed with a chopper over the first base bag to score Schickner and Himmelstein. Ream came home to score on a grounder by senior Dustin Ferguson (North East, Md./North East/Cecil College).


Senior Austin Drewyer (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) pitched his third complete game of the season, allowing five runs with four strikeouts. He did issue a walk and now has only two walks in 57.1 innings of work this season.


Binghamton starter Jay Lynch (2-4) settled down after the fourth, finishing with four strikeouts in eight innings of work. Zach Juliano pitched a perfect ninth to earn his second save.


Bearcat Mike Thompson's RBI double tied the game in the ninth, while Daniel Nevares' single that followed scored Thompson for the go-ahead run.


The Retrievers return to action Tuesday evening against George Mason at 6 p.m. Free hot dogs, chips and soda will be available to all fans in attendance to mark the start of mid-week evening baseball at Baseball Factory Field for the 2011 season.