Four-Run Eighth Fuels Baseball to 6-3 Come-From-Behind Victory over George Washington

Sophomore Jason Allinder
Sophomore Jason Allinder
BALTIMORE—The UMBC baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the eight to come from behind and defeat George Washington, 6-3, at Baseball Factory Field Wednesday evening. With the win, the Retrievers improved to 5-23, while the Colonials fell to 10-27. 

Down 3-2 in the eighth, junior Michael Pesci (Parsippany, N.J./DePaul Catholic) singled and moved to third on an error by GW. After a pitching change, senior Rich Conlon (Vienna, Va./James Madison) walked. UMBC then had three straight RBI singles by junior Curtis Schickner (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep), sophomore Jason Allinder (Snow Hill, Md./Snow Hill/Chesapeake CC) and freshman Bryan Perlmutter (Hillsdale, N.J./Pascack Valley). Redshirt freshman D.J. Ream (Columbia, Md./Hempfield) concluded the inning with a single up the middle that scored Perlmutter.


The Retrievers received three good outings from junior starter Luke DiBlasi (Pleasant Valley, N.Y./Arlington), freshman Jon Cohn (Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Prep) and sophomore Sam Bashioum (Fayette City, Pa./Belle Vernon Area), with each going three innings. Cohn and Bashioum (1-1) combined for the last six innings, allowing just one hit.


GW's Chris Keiper (1-2) gave up the final three runs in the eighth to take the loss.


The Retrievers return to America East action this weekend when they host Stony Brook in a three-game series Friday and Saturday. Friday's action starts at 11 a.m.