UMBC baseball head coach Bob Mumma announced the promotion of pitching coach/recruiting coordinator Liam Bowen to associate head coach on Thursday, August 30. Both Bowen and Mumma will enter their seventh seasons in the dugout at UMBC, coming off a year that saw the Retrievers win their first America East Championship in program history.
UMBC baseball redshirt sophomore Stephen Schoch (Laurel, Md./Appalachian State) has been called up to join the Cotuit Kettleers of the prestigious Cape Cod League, it was announced last week. Schoch sat out this past spring after transferring from Appalachian State.
Former UMBC catcher Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) has signed a pro contract with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association, an independent baseball league. Dolshun becomes the second Retriever to sign a pro contract in the past month, joining Michael Austin who is in the Kansas City Royals organization playing for the AZL Royals.
Former UMBC pitcher Zach Clark, ’06 was named to the All-Time Bowie Baysox team, announced earlier this month. Clark played at UMBC from 2002-06 and eventually made his way to the majors, pitching for the Baltimore Orioles.
Former UMBC standout pitcher Michael Austin (Eldersburg, Md./Bethune-Cookman) signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, June 20. Austin becomes the second player in as many years to sign a pro contract. He is the 18th Retriever in program history to compete professionally.
Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) and Christian Torres (Miami, Fla./Miami Senior) added another award to the resume, as they were named to the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association)/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team on Wednesday.
The UMBC baseball team’s championship season came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as they were eliminated by Maryland (38-22) from the Winston-Salem Regional after dropping the game, 16-1, at David F. Couch Ballpark.
UMBC baseball heads to North Carolina for the NCAA Tournament this weekend, just days after winning their first America East title in program history. The Winston-Salem Regional will feature host Wake Forest as the top seed, as well as Maryland and West Virginia.
UMBC baseball fell behind early, but earned their first America East Championship with 2-1 walk-off win against Maine on Sunday. Zack Bright (Farifax Station, Va./WT Woodson) drew a four-pitch walk with the bases loaded in the tenth to give UMBC their first America East title.
Matt Chanin went the distance, striking out a season best eight batters as UMBC earned a spot in the championship game with a 9-0 win against Albany on Saturday. The Retrievers put up four runs in the first and five in the third in the win.
UMBC baseball picked up their first America East Tournament victory since 2015 in a 3-2 triumph over Stony Brook on Friday. The Retrievers got a big contribution from Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) with three hits and a big home run.
UMBC baseball racked up the awards on Tuesday night at the annual postseason banquet. Freshman Christian Torres (Miami, Fla./Miami Senior) was named America East Rookie of the Year, after hitting just south of .400 during the conference season.
UMBC comes into the tournament at 20-23, 11-9 AE after closing out the regular season with a walk-off win against Stony Brook on the last day of the season. Collin Stack provided the heroics with a double in the tenth that scored Connor Staskey all the way from first.
UMBC had just five hits all game, but got a big one from Collin Stack (Jamestown, N.Y./Monroe CC) in the tenth to take a 2-1 extra inning win on Saturday. The win gives UMBC the two seed in the America East Tournament and a first round bye.
UMBC baseball dropped both games of their double header against Stony Brook on Friday by scores of 12-5 and 7-1. The losses drop UMBC to third in the conference standings with the finale tomorrow serving as a winner take all game for second place and a first round bye in the tournament.
84.1 miles, 87.8 miles, 157 miles, 36.2 miles, 70.7 miles, 60 miles, 43.1 miles.
These are the distances from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to the high schools of the UMBC baseball team’s class of 2020. And then there is Christian Torres, a nice 1,092 miles away from his high school in Miami, Florida.
UMBC baseball enters the last weekend of the season in a pivotal matchup against Stony Brook, before the team heads up to Lowell, Massachusetts for the America East Tournament. The Retrievers only need to win one game to clinch the second seed in the tournament, but still have a chance to earn the number one overall seed and regular season title.
UMBC baseball came from behind to take down the Hoyas, 8-5 on Tuesday night. Senior Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) provided the spark with three hits and four RBI with two of the hits coming as home runs.
UMBC baseball will return to the diamond after a short break due to weather in the Baltimore area last week. The Retrievers last played against Towson on May 10, falling 4-2 to move to 18-21 on the year.
UMBC baseball vs. Coppin State, scheduled for this afternoon has been cancelled due to rain in the Baltimore area. There will be no make up of the game. The Retrievers return to the diamond on Tuesday, May 16 when they host Georgetown at 6 p.m.
UMBC baseball dropped their second in a row, 4-2 to Towson on Wednesday. The Retrievers got a big solo home run from freshman Kyle Benjamin (Mechanicsville, Md./Bishop McNamara), the first of his career in the fifth to tie the game. However the Tigers would score three straight to take the game 4-2.
UMBC baseball fell to in-state rival Maryland, 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon in College Park. The Retrievers fell behind early, but got a two-run home run from Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) to take the lead. However the Terps scored four in the sixth to take the victory.
UMBC baseball opens up a back-to-back-to-back against Maryland on Tuesday afternoon in College Park. The Retrievers will play the Terrapins and travel to Towson in their final two road contests of the year before coming home to host Coppin State on Thursday.
UMBC baseball split their double header with the Black Bears on Sunday, falling 10-7 in game one before coming back to take game two 9-6. The Retrievers remain in second place after the split on Sunday.
UMBC baseball vs. Maine scheduled for today has been canceled due to rain in the Orono area. The team were originally scheduled to play two games today, but will instead play two games tomorrow, Sunday May 7 starting at noon.