Baltimore, Md.—UMBC baseball will get back on the field at the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Retrievers will play three games against Michigan, Michigan State, and Toledo.
3/6- UMBC vs. Michigan
3/7- UMBC vs. Michigan State
3/8- UMBC vs. Toledo
All games played at TicketReturn.com Park, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans- Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Scouting the Retrievers (1-2):
UMBC is coming off a 1-2 weekend, which saw the Retrievers pick up their first win of the season in Goose Creek, S.C. The Retrievers dropped their opening matchup with Richmond, 3-2, before defeating the Lafayette Leopards 4-1. UMBC would lose to the Leopards the next day, 7-5, before having their final game against Richmond cancelled.
Sophomore Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) was named America East Player of the Week, for his efforts this past weekend. Dolshun hit .636 (7-11), having multiple hit games in each game.
Scouting the Wolverines (7-5):
Michigan will head into the weekend riding a three game winning streak, and at 7-5 on the young season. The Wolverines are led by Jackson Glines, who is hitting .489 in 12 games this year, going 23-47 from the plate.
Keith Lehmann is the ace thus far for the Wolverines, appearing in three contests with a 2.13 ERA. Lehmann is 1-1 giving up just three runs, while striking out 13.
Scouting the Spartans (3-6):
Michigan State comes into the invitational at 3-6 on the year, having just been swept by UCLA out on the west coast. Chad Rosekelly leads the Spartans with a .333 batting average, while also leading the team in RBI's with five.
On the mound, Jeff Kinley has not given up an earned run in four appearances this season. He has a 1-0 record on the year, while striking out five batters.
Scouting the Rockets (3-7):
Toledo is 3-7 on the year, having lost their most recent matchup, 9-3 to Virginia Tech. AJ Montoya is leading the squad with a .375 average, going 12-36 from the plate in the early going. Montoya has four doubles and four runs batted in, while leading the team with 19 total bases.
UMBC has never played Michigan, Michigan State, or Toledo in the program's history. The Retrievers are 11-30-1 all-time against Big Ten schools, having played Maryland (11-29-1) and Ohio State (0-1).
UMBC is 3-3 all-time versus the MAC, having split six matchups with Buffalo.
UMBC will have their 2015 home opener against Richmond on Tuesday, March 10. First pitch with the Spiders is set for 3:00 p.m.