Baltimore, Md.—UMBC baseball won their second game in a row, 9-6 against Coppin State on Wednesday. With the win, UMBC moves to 18-15 on the year and a perfect 11-0 at home.
UMBC (18-15) got a pair of runs in the first two innings, as Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) hit a sac fly in the first to score Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville). Vince Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) laced a single to plate Lachance in second to give the Retrievers an early 2-0 lead.
Coppin State (3-31-2) would answer in the third, scoring a pair of runs to tie the game. However the Retrievers never wavered, scoring six runs to break the game open at 8-2. Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) would drive in two runs over that span, with Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley), Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine Richland) and Zack Bright (Fairfax Station, Va./TC Williams) got the other RBI in the run.
The Eagles kept it close, getting three runs in the fifth to cut it to 8-5, but UMBC responded, getting a run on a Corbi RBI fielder's choice to seal the game. UMBC would win 9-6 to record their most wins in a season since 2013.
Kevin Ladner (Roxbury, N.J./Roxbury) got the win, throwing two innings of relief. Ladner did not give up a run, and gave up on ly three hits. Corbi led the Retriever offense going 3-5 with a pair of RBI.
The Retrievers will be back on the diamond this weekend against Maine. UMBC hosts the three game set, with a double header at noon on Saturday and a single game on Sunday at noon.
The win surpasses the team's total from last year, and is the most since 2013,where they also won 18 games. The team won 21 games in 2008.