Baltimore, Md.—UMBC baseball will look for revenge against George Washington on Tuesday in Baltimore. The Retrievers are coming off a three game sweep of Saint Peter's this past weekend.
George Washington Game Day Info:
WHO: UMBC (13-10, 4-2 AE) vs. George Washington (17-9, 6-2 A-10)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 7- 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alumni Field- Baltimore, Md.
PROJECTED MATCHUP: UMBC- RHP Connor Staskey (1-3, 4.19 ERA) vs. GW- Brady Renner (1-1, 2.70 ERA)
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VIDEO: Live stream will be available at umbcretrievers.tv
Scouting the Retrievers (13-10, 4-2 AE):
UMBC is currently riding a three game winning streak after a three game sweep of Saint Peter's this past weekend. The Retrievers went 3-1 this past week with wins over Saint Peter's and a loss to George Washington last Tuesday.
Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) leads the squad hitting .329 on the year, going 26-79 from the dish. Naumann has smacked a one home run, while driving in 12 and swiping five bases. Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) hit .500 (8-16) this past week in four games. Dolshun drove in four runs while scoring six himself.
Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip) has been stellar for the Retrievers this year on the hill. Wozniak has a 0.90 ERA in 30 IP. Conrad has struck out 23 batters, while walking just eight. Rookie Matt Chanin (Olney, Md./Sherwood) has been equally as impressive, hurling a 1.88 ERA over five appearances, going 3-0 in those games. He is first on the team with 25 strikeouts with only five walks.
Scouting the Colonials (17-9, 6-2 A-10):
George Washington sits at 17-9 on the year, and come into the game with UMBC having won two of three from Massachusetts this past weekend. The Colonials are 12-4 at home on the year, as opposed to 5-5 away from Arlington.
The Colonials have a pair of batters hitting over .310 this year. Joey Bartosic and Bobby Campbell are hitting .358 and .312 respectively. Bartosic has belted three double and one triple while driving in 14 runs in 26 games. Campbell is not far behind him, smacking four doubles, while driving in 16 runs.
Robbie Metz is the leader of the pitching staff, hurling a 1.87 ERA in six starts, going 2-1 in those starts. He has struck out 19 batters while only walking six.
The Retriever and Colonials have met 56 times before, with George Washington holding a 30-26 lead in the series. The two most recently met last week, when the Colonials took a 6-4 victory in Arlington. UMBC game back, cutting into a 5-1 deficit, but could not get the go-ahead run as GW held on.
The Retrievers will travel to league leader Stony Brook this Saturday and Sunday. The Seawolves and Retrievers will play two on Saturday starting at noon, with the series finale on Sunday, also at noon.