Baltimore, Md.—UMBC baseball reached 30 wins for the first time since 2002 with a 6-5 victory against Albany on Sunday. The win pushed the team's win streak to 12 games, and they will put that win streak to the test with a mid-week matchup against Georgetown on Tuesday.
Georgetown Game Day Info:
WHO: UMBC (30-16, 13-8 AE) vs. Georgetown (24-23, 7-8 BIG EAST)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 12- 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alumni Field- Baltimore, Md.
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LIVE VIDEO: Available at umbcretrievers.com
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Scouting the Retrievers (30-16, 13-8 AE):
The Retrievers went 5-0 this past week with wins against Towson (16-5), UMES (5-0) and Albany (17-1, 6-5, 6-5) to increase their win streak to 12 games. The team achieved 30 wins for the first time since 2002, and will make their first appearance in the America East Tournament since 2008.
Junior outfielder Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) leads the squad, hitting .352 on the year, and has a team-high 58 hits on the year. Naumann has smacked a one home run, while driving in 31 and swiping nine bases. Senior 2B Vince Corbi (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) is second on the team with a .311 average, 55 hits and 32 RBI.
Junior Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip) has been stellar for the Retrievers this year on the hill. The right-hander has a 1.68 ERA in 59.0 IP. Wozniak has struck out 48 batters, while giving up just 11 earned runs. Freshman righty Matt Chanin (Olney, Md./Sherwood) has been equally as impressive, hurling to a 1.89 ERA over nine starts, going 5-1 in those games.
Scouting the Hoyas (24-23, 7-8 BIG EAST):
Georgetown is 24-23 on the year, and come into the game on Tuesday having lost five of their last seven games. They most recently took the series against Butler this weekend.
The Hoyas are led by Nick Collins and A.C. Carter. Collins leads the team with a .380 average. He has 71 hits, 14 of which are doubles and seven are home runs. Carter is second on the squad with a .333 average, and leads the Hoyas with 16 doubles and 40 RBI.
Matt Smith is the ace of the staff, throwing a total of 70 innings with a 2.96 ERA. His 66 strikeouts are the most on the team.
UMBC leads the all-time series 30-16 in 46 all-time meetings. The Retrievers have won the previous three meetings, including a season sweep last year by scores of 4-3 and 8-5. The two sides have not played yet this year, as their earlier matchup was cancelled due to winter weather in early March.
The Retrievers will host Hartford to close out the regular season this weekend. Friday will be a pair of games starting at noon, with Saturday closing out the series at noon. Prior to the game on Saturday, UMBC will recognize its senior class with Senior Day ceremonies.