Baltimore, Md.—UMBC baseball got solid pitching performances, as they swept the Mountaineers by scores of 9-3 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Retrievers improve to 13-10, winners of their last eight games.
UMBC and the Mount both went scoreless early on, but the Retrievers broke through in the third inning, putting up six runs, all with two outs. Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) got things started with an RBI single, followed up by a Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) two RBI double off the center field fence. Senior Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West) followed suit, with a single to left to make it 4-0, before he would cross the plate on a stolen base. The inning ended with a Zack Bright (Fairfax Station, Va./WT Woodson) RBI single to give the Retrievers a 6-0 lead.
The Mount would respond the next half inning, scoring on a fielder's choice with the bases loaded. They would again get a pair on a two run home run by Tyler Post, but it was not enough as UMBC scored in the sixth to put the game away, 9-3.
Riley Stephenson (Meridian, Idaho/Boonsboro) picked up his second win of the season, going five innings, striking out four.
UMBC dominated from opening pitch to the final out. UMBC got a solid outing once again from Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip) who pitched his second straight complete game to earn the win, 3-1.
The Retrievers scored a pair of runs on sac flies, as Switalski popped out to first allowing Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville) to score to give UMBC a 1-0 lead. Switalski would repeat the same play in the fifth, scoring Lachance, this time on a fly out to center.
After a Mountaineer RBI double, Lachance doubled home Connor Hax (Bowie, Md./Bishop McNamara) to add insurance in the sixth, winning 3-1.
Wozniak went seven innings, giving up just three hits while striking out six.
The Retrievers and Mountaineers close out the series tomorrow in Emmitsburg at 1 p.m.