Retriever Baseball Drops Double Header Against Stony Brook on Friday

Retriever Baseball Drops Double Header Against Stony Brook on Friday

Baltimore, Md.—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. 

UMBC falls to 19-23, 10-9 AE while Stony Brook moves to 25-23, 12-9 AE. 

Game One: 

UMBC saw themselves behind early in the contest, giving up a pair of runs in the second inning. The Retrievers then put two runs on the board in their half of the inning. Christian Torres (Miami, Fla./Miami Senior) and Zack Bright (Fairfax Station, Va./WT Woodson) got on base early in the stanza, and would move into scoring position after a wild pitch. Torres would score later on yet another wild pitch to make it 2-1. Bright scored on a Mitchell Carroll (Oakton, Va./Oakton) single to tie the game. 

From there, Stony Brook would score six runs over the next two innings to take an 8-2 lead in the fourth. UMBC would respond in the fourth, getting a sac fly from Collin Stack (Jamestown, N.Y./Monroe CC) scoring Torres. Carroll would answer again with an RBI single, cutting the deficit to 8-4. 

The Seawolves would pull away from the Retrievers in the middle innings, scoring four straight to take a 12-4 lead into the eighth. Matt Shatto () would score on a Zack DeThomasis () RBI single, but the Seawolves held on for a 12-5 win. 

Carroll had two hits and two RBI in the game, while Bright added two hits as well. 

Game Two: 

The Seawolves picked up where they left off, taking a 1-0 lead with a run in the first inning. The game would be delayed a half-hour due to a lightning strike in the area just before the top of the third. 

After the delay, UMBC broke through to tie the game in the third. AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) led off the inning with a single, and would later score on a Torres ground out. 

However Stony Brook would score a run in each of the next four innings, taking game two by a score of 7-1. 

Six different Retrievers had a hit in the game. 

Tomorrow's regular season finale will begin at 12:30 p.m. from Alumni Field. The team will honor their seniors prior to the game.