Former UMBC infielder Kevin Lachance signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will report to the Missoula Osprey, the team’s Rookie Advanced affiliate. Lachance has spent this season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association before being picked up by the Diamondbacks. He is one of two Retrievers currently playing professional baseball, joining Michael Austin who is pitching for the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League.
UMBC baseball head coach Liam Bowen announced the promotion of Ryan Terrill and Mitch Cooksey today, as well as the addition of Will Frazier to the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Both Terrill and Cooksey were on the staff the past season with Frazier coming on board for the 2020 season.
Five different Retrievers earned America East All-Conference honors with four earning spots on the all-conference second team, the conference announced on Tuesday night. UMBC finished the season at 22-31 after a season ending split with Fairfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Retrievers closed out the 2019 season with a win after dropping the first game of the double header on Saturday to the Stags. Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.) provided the heroics in game two with the go-ahead solo home run in the seventh that lifted UMBC to a 5-4 win after falling in game one 10-4.
UMBC baseball concludes the 2019 season on Saturday against the Stags with senior day ceremonies taking place prior to the first game. UMBC is coming off a tough 4-3 loss to Georgetown on Tuesday night and sit at 21-30 on the year. The Retrievers led for most of the game, but the Hoyas rallied with a solo home run in the eighth pushing them over the top.
UMBC baseball led throughout the contest, but four unanswered runs by the Hoyas sunk the Retrievers, 4-3 on Tuesday. Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.) recorded three hits with Jack Finn (Ellicott City, Md./Rider) driving in a run on two hits led the Retrievers.
The Retrievers will head down to Bethesda for their final road contest of the year to take on Georgetown on Tuesday night. UMBC completed the America East season this past weekend, dropping three games to UMass Lowell and sit at 21-29, 6-17 AE on the year.
UMBC baseball suffered a 9-2 setback in their final America East game of the year to UMass Lowell on Sunday. The Retrievers mustered just five hits in the loss with Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.) collecting two of the five.
UMBC baseball dropped both games of their double header with UMass Lowell on Saturday. The River Hawks clinched a postseason berth with the wins, eliminating UMBC from playoff contention. The Retrievers held leads in both games early, but each time the River Hawks answered back.
UMBC baseball travels to UMass Lowell needing a series win to stay alive in the chase for a spot in the America East Tournament. Two wins by the Retrievers will keep them alive, needing some help on the final weekend to get into the tournament. Last time out, the Retrievers knocked off Coppin State, 8-4 snapping a six-game losing streak.
UMBC baseball snapped a six-game losing streak in an 8-4 win against Coppin State on Wednesday. Ryan Brown (Hagerstown, Md./St. James/Charleston Southern) and Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.) each had three RBI in the win.
UMBC baseball dropped a 15-6 decision to the Blue Hens on Tuesday night at Alumni Field. Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.) led the way with two hits in the loss, as the Blue Hens mustered 15 hits in the contest.
he Retrievers conclude their six-game home stand against Delaware and Coppin State on Tuesday and Wednesday as UMBC has just eight games remaining in the regular season. Most recently, the Retrievers dropped two to Binghamton on Saturday, with their series finale being washed out due to rain on Sunday as UMBC sits at 20-25, 6-14 AE on the year.
Today's game against the Bearcats, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. has been cancelled due to rain in the Baltimore metro area. The Retrievers will return to action this Tuesday and Wednesday when they host Delaware and Coppin State. Both game are set for 6 p.m. starts at Alumni Field.
The Retrievers held a lead in game two, but a furious Bearcat rally pushed them past UMBC to earn the sweep on Saturday. Ryan Brown (Hagerstown, Md./St. James/Charleston Southern) blasted two home runs, one in each game to lead the Retrievers.
UMBC baseball heads into the final month of the season just one spot out of the America East Tournament at 20-23, 6-12 AE. The Retrievers will host the Bearcats in their final home conference series of the year, with just a road trip to UMass Lowell left on the conference slate. The Retrievers are on a three-game losing streak, most recently falling 6-1 to Georgetown on Wednesday night.
Senior AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) led the way with a pair of RBI in a 9-5 loss on Tuesday to the Explorers. UMBC got out to an early 2-1 lead, but La Salle ripped off seven unanswered runs to take the lead and hold off the Retriever comeback.
UMBC baseball returns to action this week when they travel to La Salle on Tuesday before hosting Georgetown on Wednesday at Alumni Field. The Retrievers are coming off a 2-1 series loss to first-place Stony Brook this past weekend. The Seawolves earned a win in game one 11-3 before fighting back to take game two 8-6. In the series finale on Sunday, UMBC jumped out to a 2-0 lead but Stony Brook rallied to tie it and win in extra innings, 3-2 to drop UMBC to 20-21, 6-12 AE.
UMBC baseball held the lead for most of the game, until the Seawolves tied it in the seventh and ultimately won in the 11th to take the series on Sunday. Joe Milkowski (Lackawanna, N.Y.) and AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) each drove in runs for the Retrievers in the contest.
AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) smashed a two-run home run in the sixth inning of game two to help lead UMBC to an 8-6 win and split with Stony Brook on Saturday. UMBC improves to 20-20, 6-11 AE on the year, their fifth straight 20 win season.
UMBC baseball returns to Alumni Field this weekend for a crucial America East series with first-place Stony Brook on Saturday and Sunday. The Retrievers are just a game out of the final playoff spot behind UMass Lowell with two conference weekends left after the series with the Seawolves. Last time out, the Retrievers dropped a back-and-forth affair with Towson, 8-7 on Tuesday to fall to 19-19, 5-10 AE.
UMBC baseball held a lead for most of the day, but ultimately fell to rival Towson 8-7 on Tuesday. AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) broke the game open with a three-run double in the fourth, but the Tigers rallied in the eighth for the win.
UMBC baseball looks to continue their strong play in recent weeks when they travel to cross-county rival Towson on Tuesday for the second meeting between the two in a week. Last time out, the Retrievers took the series finale against Hartford, 8-2 to win the series, their first America East series win this season to move to 19-18, 5-10 AE just a game out of the final playoff spot.
UMBC baseball picked up an impressive 10-8 win in game one before falling in game two 7-4 on Saturday night. The Retrievers battled back from a 4-1 deficit in game one to win. The Dawgs had a 4-0 lead after one inning in game two, but the Hawks rallied for a 7-4 win.
Senior infielder AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) led the charge in an 8-2 victory against the Hawks to close out the series with a win. Wright was just a single shy of the cycle in the contest, leading things off with a big two-run home run in the first.
The Retrievers cap a five-game home stand against second place Hartford on Saturday and Sunday at Alumni Field. UMBC is coming off a 6-1 win against Maryland Eastern Shore on Wednesday afternoon to move to 17-17, 3-9 AE on the year. The Retrievers need just three more wins for their fifth straight 20 win season dating back to the 2015 season and are just a game out of the final playoff spot in the America East behind UMass Lowell.
UMBC baseball got back into the win column with a 6-1 win against Maryland Eastern Shore on Wednesday night behind a big pitching performance from starter Tanner Esposito (Williamsport, Pa.). The rookie went six innings, giving up just two hits and one run in the win.