Baltimore, Md.—UMBC baseball will play game three of a six game home stand against the Midshipmen on Wednesday at Alumni Field. UMBC is coming off a shortened series with Stony Brook, after rain washed away the finale on Saturday. The Retrievers and Seawolves split the two games, as UMBC moves to 6-10, 1-1 AE on the year.
Navy Game Information:
What: UMBC Retrievers (6-10) vs. Navy Midshipmen (15-4-1)
When: Wednesday, March 23 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Alumni Field – Baltimore, Md.
How to Watch: Live video available at umbcretrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East Digital Network
Probable Pitchers: Navy (RHP Kyle Condry, 1-0, 4.67 ERA) vs. UMBC (RHP Jacob Christian, 2-0, 3.71 ERA)
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Scouting the Retrievers (6-10):
UMBC comes into the contest with Navy at 6-10, 1-1 AE, having split their two game set with Stony Brook this past weekend. The Retrievers fell 15-10 in game one, but rebounded on a walk-off single in game two, winning 2-1. Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) laced a single to right in the seventh to plate Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville) to win.
Lachance leads the team off offensively, hittng .492 through 16 games. He leads the team in hits (32), home runs (4) and RBI (14) as well as swiping ten bases in 12 tries and is second in the nation in batting average. Classmates Nick Naumann and Anthony Ga�� o (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West) are two – three on the team in hi�� ng, with averages of .355 and .354 respectively.
On the mound, Riley Stephenson (Meridian, Idaho/Boonsboro) leads the rotation with a 3.63 ERA and an 0-2 record in three starts. He has thrown the second most innings on the team, 17.1, just three innings less than Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip). Wozniak has thrown the most strikeouts, fanning 14 batters in 20.1 innings.
Scouting the Midshipmen (15-4-1):
The Midshipmen come into the Wednesday meeting at 15-4-1 on the year, and are winners in nine of their last ten. Most recently the Mids swept NJIT this past weekend. Noah Song threw a complete game shutout in the second game, helping Navy to a 4-0 win.
Robert Currie leads Navy at the plate, hitting a team best .408, having played in every game for the Mids this year. He is the lone batter hitting over .400 with a team best 29 hits, adding four doubles and a triple with eight RBI. Sean Trent and Travis Blue have also played in every game this year, with both tied for the team lead with 18 RBI.
The Midshipmen pitching staff is led by Luke Gillingham, who has a 2.18 ERA in five starts, going 3-1 in those starts. He has thrown a total of 33 innings with 39 strikeouts. Wednesday's starter Kyle Condry is 1-0 with a 4.67 ERA in three starts. Condry has struck out 15 while issuing just two walks.
UMBC leads the all-time series, 23-19, including a season sweep last year. The Retrievers outscored the Mids 11-1 over the two meetings, and hold an 8-7 record in games played in Baltimore since 1993.
UMBC will conclude their seven game home stand with a weekend series against UMass Lowell on Saturday and Sunday. The River Hawks and Retrievers will play two on Saturday starting at 3 p.m., with the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.