Emmitsburg, Md.—UMBC baseball completed the series sweep of Mount St. Mary's, using a ninth inning rally to complete the sweep with three runs to take a 6-5 victory on Sunday. Colin Casey (Ipswich, Mass.) reached on a fielding error that allowed Christian Torres (Miami, Fla.) to score the winning run. Aaron Husson (Hawley, Pa.) threw two scoreless innings in the win.
UMBC wins their seventh straight game to move to 12-11 on the year, the first time with a winning record this year since the end of February. Mount St. Mary's falls to 9-16.
The Mountaineers led for much of the game, getting out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth of back-to-back solo home runs. UMBC responded in the sixth, cutting the lead in half on a Reese Varley (Haymarket, Va.) single to left center scoring Casey.
Mount St. Mary's, however, would get that run back in their half of the sixth on a passed ball. The Retrievers had an immediate response, tying the game in the seventh on a throwing error that scored Terrence Pinkston (La Plata, Md./McDonough/Norfolk State) and an AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) sacrifice fly that scored Blaze O'Saben (Warrenton, Va.).
Trailing 5-3 in the ninth, UMBC used a three-run rally to take the lead. Pinkston led off with a single and advanced to second when Wright drew a one-out walk. Torres doubled home Pinkston to cut it to one followed by a Joey Goodwin (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) squeeze bunt to score Wright, tying the game. Casey then stepped up and reached on a fielding error that allowed Torres to score the go-ahead run, 6-5.
Husson would load the bases in the ninth but would get a line out to end the game.
Pinkston, Torres, and Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.) each had two hits with Pinkston scoring twice in the win.
Starter Reid Celata (Virginia Beach, Va.) went five strong innings, giving up just two runs with three strikeouts in a no decision. Husson picked up his second win tossing two shutout innings.
UMBC returns to Baltimore to take on Navy on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m.