Retrievers Fall in Extras, 6-5 to Georgetown on Sunday

Retrievers Fall in Extras, 6-5 to Georgetown on Sunday

Winston-Salem, N.C.— UMBC jumped on the Hoyas early, but gave up sixth unanswered, falling 6-5 in ten innings on Sunday morning. The Retrievers committed four errors, falling to 1-3 on the young season.

UMBC struck first, scoring in the second inning. Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) got on base with a single up the middle, and advanced to second on a stolen base. After getting to third on a ground out, the junior crossed the plate after a fielding error. A few batters later, Tim Kelly (Hampton, Va./York/Virginia Tech) laced a double to center, allowing Connor Hax (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) and Mitchell Carroll (Oakton, Va./Oakton) to score, making it 3-0 UMBC early.

Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) would add to the lead the next inning, smacking a home run to left to give the Retrievers a 4-0 lead in the third.

Senior Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville) led off the fifth with a single, and would later advance to second on a stolen base. Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) followed up with a single to move Lachance to third, before a Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) sac fly plated Lachance.

Georgetown would get on the board with a pair of runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth. The Hoyas would threaten again in the seventh, but Denis Mikush (Burke, Va./Robinson) would get a double play to end the inning.

Jake Kuzbel inched the Hoyas closer with a single in the eighth, plating one to cut the Retriever lead to 5-3. They would tack on another making it 5-4 heading to the ninth.

The Hoyas would tie the game in the ninth, scoring the tying run on an error by the Retrievers. Georgetown completed the comeback, getting the game winning single in the tenth to take the game 6-5 on Sunday morning.

Naumann went 2-5 from the plate, while Casali was 2-4 with a run scored. Kelly knocked in two runs as the Retrievers had four errors on the day.

UMBC heads to Atlanta for a weekend set with Georgia Tech next weekend, Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28.