Georgetown Downs UMBC, 6-1 on Wednesday

Georgetown Downs UMBC, 6-1 on Wednesday

Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC baseball dropped their third straight game, 6-1 against Georgetown on Wednesday evening. The Retrievers could only muster six hits, stranding 12 runners on base in the loss.

UMBC falls to 20-23 while the Hoyas improve to 17-27.

The Hoyas got out to an early lead, putting up a run in the second and two in the fourth to take an early 3-0 lead. The Retrievers finally broke through in their half of the fourth. AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) reached on a double and advanced on a Christian Torres (Miami, Fla.) ground out. He would score just pitches later, as Colin Casey (Ipswich, Mass.) reached on a throwing error to cut the deficit to 3-1.

That would be all the Retrievers would get as Georgetown added runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth to take a 6-1 lead. UMBC would have their best chance in the seventh, loading the bases, but a strikeout ended the threat with the Hoyas holding on for a 6-1 win.

Six different Retrievers recorded hits with Wright, Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa.), and Ryan Brown (Hagerstown, Md./St. James/Charleston Southern) hitting doubles in the contest.

UMBC will remain at home for a key America East series this weekend against Binghamton. The Bearcats and Retrievers will play two on Saturday with a single game on Sunday, both days starting at noon.