Baltimore, Md.-- 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.
Georgetown Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (21-29) at Georgetown Hoyas (19-33)
Where: Shirley Povich Field - Bethesda, Md.
When: Tuesday, May 14 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live video and live stats at GUHoyas.com
Social Media: @umbcbaseball, @UMBCAthletics, #RetrieverNation, #AEBASE
Scouting the Retrievers:
-The Retrievers enter the contest at 21-29, coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of UMass Lowell that knocked them out of playoff contention. The game against the Hoyas will be the final road contest of the year, with UMBC hosting Fairfield to end the season on Saturday.
-Ryan Brown (Hagerstown, Md./St. James/Charleston Southern) and Terrence Pinkston (La Plata, Md./McDonough/Norfolk State) have been swinging a strong bat the past couple weeks. Brown has upped his average to .339, the best on the team. Pinkston is the only other Retriever over .300 at .317. AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J.) leads the team with 43 RBI, 19 doubles and six home runs this year.
-Tanner Esposito (Williamsport, Pa.) will get the start for the Retrievers on Tuesday. Esposito is 3-1 on the year in nine starts and 12 appearances with a 7.02 ERA. He has thrown 33.1 innings with 18 strikeouts compared to 12 walks.
Scouting the Hoyas:
-The Hoyas enter the contest at 19-33 after being swept by Seton Hall this past weekend. Georgetown will be playing their final non-conference game against the Retrievers on Tuesday and are 11-10 at home and just 6-16 on the road.
-Eddie McCabe is the lone Hoya batting over .300 at .323 having played and started in all 52 games this year. He has collected 61 hits, scoring 31 runs and driving in 26 runs. Kyle Ruedisili leads the team with 28 RBI and 11 home runs in 49 games.
-On the mound, Jack Cushing leads the way with a 3.11 ERA in 14 appearances and 11 starts. Nick Morreale has struck out a team best 77 batters in just 65.0 innings. As a team, the Hoyas have a 5.29 ERA with batters hitting .273 against them.
-UMBC and Georgetown will be meeting for the second time this year and 36th time all-time with UMBC leading the series 34-21. Earlier in May, the Hoyas defeated the Retrievers 6-1 at Alumni Field. The last Retriever win in the series came back in 2017, just weeks before the Retrievers went on to win the America East Championship.
Stealing Their Way Into the Record Book:
-UMBC is on pace to reset all records in the stolen bases categories this year, records that were last broken during the team's historic 2015 season. This year the Retrievers have stolen 109 bases which ranks second in program history, just behind the 2015 team who stole 113 bags. They have attempted 129 steals, just 15 behind first place at 144 back in 2015.
-Terrence Pinkston has stolen 27 bases, just two behind first place in a single season set by Anthony Gatto and Kevin Lachance in 2015. Blaze O'Saben (Warrenton, Va.) is not far behind with 25 thefts.
-UMBC will close out their 2019 season with a double header on Saturday, May 18 against Fairfield. The Retrievers and Stags will play two starting at 1 p.m. with Senior Day ceremonies taking place prior to first pitch.