Baltimore, Md.—The UMBC baseball team moved to 13-10 on the year with a double header sweep of Saint Peter's on Saturday. UMBC used solid pitching from both starters to secure the wins.
The Retrievers jumped on the Peacocks early, getting three runs in the third inning. UMBC got a single from Connor Hax (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) that scored Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill). Sophomore Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) followed that up with a single of his own to make it 3-0, scoring Naumann and Jake Barnes (Annandale, Va./Annandale).
Saint Peter's struck back, scoring two runs in the fifth after a pair of Retriever errors. Errors were the name of the game in the opener, as UMBC committed two of them, which helped the Peacocks take the lead. They would eventually take the lead in the seventh following a wild pitch.
The Peacocks would take a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth, before the Retriever offense woke up. A single scored one, before a wild pitch would tie the game at 5-5 heading to extra innings. In the tenth, senior Vince Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) laid down a suicide squeeze that scored Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West), giving the Retrievers a come from behind win in game one.
UMBC started from the get-go with a three run first inning. Gatto hit a sac fly to score Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville). Hunter Dolshun followed him with a double to plate Gatto. The final run of the inning came off a Corbi single to score Dolshun.
The hits would continue as Nick Naumann made it 4-0 in the second with an RBI single. Casali gave UMBC a 5-0 lead with a sac fly to push UMBC ahead for good.
The Peacocks tried to comeback, scoring six runs in the final two innings, but the Retrievers shut the door, taking a 7-6 win for the sweep.
UMBC hits the diamond for a mid-week game against George Washington on Tuesday, April 7. First pitch with the Colonials is set for 6:00 p.m. at Alumni Field.