UMBC Baseball Hosts George Washington, Travels to Delaware in Midweek Action

Photo: Ian Feldmann
Photo: Ian Feldmann

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Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC baseball returns home after dropping two of three at Maine this weekend to fall to 14-13, 2-7 AE on the year. UMBC won the middle game of the three game set, led by a complete game, three hitter by Nick Trabacchi (Smithtown, N.Y.) in a 4-1 win. The Retrievers will host the Colonials at 6 p.m. before traveling to Delaware on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

George Washington Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (14-13) vs. George Washington Colonials (18-13)
Where: Alumni Field - Baltimore, Md.
When: Tuesday, April 9 - 6:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Social Media: @umbcbaseball, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEBASE

Delaware Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (14-13) at Delaware Blue Hens (11-19)
Where: Bob Hannah Stadium - Newark, Del.
When: Wednesday, April 10 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live stats at BlueHens.com
Social Media: @umbcbaseball, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEBASE

Scouting the Retrievers:

-The Retrievers come into the midweek contests at 14-13 on the year after dropping two of three to Maine in America East action this weekend. UMBC dropped a close game one, 2-1 before taking game two 4-1 behind a complete game from Nick Trabacchi. The Black Bears would take the rubber match, 9-2 on Sunday to win the series.

-Terrence Pinkston (La Plata, Md./McDonough/Norfolk State) and Christian Torres (Miami, Fla.) continue to lead a Retriever offense that is hitting .266 as a team with averages of .379 and .376 respectively. Torres leads the team with 38 hits, three triples and 28 RBI. Pinkston has 36 hits, ten doubles and four home runs with 19 driven in. Pinkston has stolen 15 bases as the Retrievers are 49-61 in stolen base attempts with both numbers entering the top ten in a single season.

-Nick Trabacchi leads the pitching staff with 35.2 innings of work in seven starts with one complete game and a 3-2 record. Stephen Schoch (Laurel, Md./Good Counsel/Appalachian State) leads the staff with 27 strikeouts.

Scouting the Colonials:

-George Washington comes to Baltimore with an 18-13 record, coming off a series win against George Mason this past weekend. The Colonials took games one and three, falling in game two 13-2. GW is 14-9 at home this year and just 4-4 on the road.

-Dom D'Alessandro and Nate Fassnacht lead the Colonials at the plate batting .418 and .416 with 51 and 52 hits. Fassnacht has scored 43 times with 17 doubles, four triples and seven home runs with a team best 37 RBI. D'Alessandro has belted six home runs, driving in 34 runs. As a team, GW is batting .299 with 21 home runs and 229 RBI.

-On the hill, Jaret Edwards leads the team with 40.0 innings pitched, sporting a 5-2 record with 26 strikeouts in ten appearances. Emmett Harkins and Nate Woods have sub 2.00 ERA's at 1.42 and 1.82 respectively.

Scouting the Blue Hens:

-Delaware will take on Delaware State on Tuesday before hosting the Retrievers, sitting at 11-19 on the year after sweeping CAA foe William & Mary this weekend. The Blue Hens won three one-run games (1-0, 3-2, 9-8) over the three games and are in the midst of a six-game home stand. Delaware has a 9-4 record at home this year, going 2-15 on the road.

-Austin Colmery is hitting .333, the only Blue Hen over the .300 mark. Jordan Hutchins is hitting .274 and leads the team in hits (31), doubles (9), home runs (2) and RBI (24). He is a perfect 7-7 in stolen base attempts having played and started in all 30 games.

-On the mound, Brandon Walter leads the pitching staff with a 2.86 ERA in eight starts going 3-4. He has thrown 44.0 innings with 52 strikeouts to just 15 walks.

All-Time Series:

-UMBC and George Washington have met once already this year with UMBC taking a 14-12 decision in Arlington in late March, however, the Colonial lead the all-time series 34-20. UMBC has now won two straight in the series with the Colonials winning the previous four before that.

-The Blue Hens and Retrievers will be meeting for the first time this year and the 56th time overall with Delaware leading the series 39-16. Last year the Retrievers won both games in early May by scores of 8-7 and 8-6.

On Deck:

-After the game with the Blue Hens, UMBC will return to conference play by traveling to UAlbany for a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday.