Atlanta, Ga.— UMBC baseball fell to Georgia Tech, 6-1 on Sunday to close out the weekend set. UMBC had eight hits, but left nine on base in the loss that drops them to 1-6 on the year.
UMBC and Georgia Tech battled back and forth early, with neither side getting much offense going.
The Yellow Jackets broke through on the scoreboard first, getting a run in the bottom of the fifth, and then another in the sixth to take an early 2-0 lead.
The Retrievers answered back getting a solo shot from Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville) in the seventh. The home run from Lachance was his second of the early season.
However Georgia Tech would open up the game in the bottom of the eighth, getting three runs on an RBI walk and single to make it 5-1 Yellow Jackets. They would tack on another in the inning, taking a 6-1 lead into the ninth.
UMBC went down 1-2-3 in the ninth, as Georgia Tech held on for the sweep.
Senior Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West) led the Retrievers offense going 3-4 from the plate. The Retrievers mustered up eight hits, but left nine men on base in the contest.
UMBC returns to the diamond on Wednesday, March 2 with a mid-week matchup with Georgetown. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.