FORT MYERS, Fla.—The UMBC softball team (1-4) fell to Eastern Michigan (2-2) by a score of 8-0 in five innings on the final day of the Moe's Blue & Green Invite on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Eagle hurler Jenna Ignowski tossed a four-hit shutout, walking just one and striking out five in five innings to earn the win. UMBC senior Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) fell to 1-3 on the season after allowing four runs on six hits in two innings, while freshman Kayla Martinez (Odenton, Md./Arundel) pitched the final 2.2 innings and surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits.
Eastern Michigan scored a run in each inning, including three in the second and two in the fourth. The Retrievers, meanwhile, could not capitalize on three Eagle errors. Their best opportunity came in the third when they got three hits, but they could not plate a run.
All 16 combined hits in the game were singles. Catcher Kayla Kostich paced Eastern Michigan at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBI, while right fielder Lindsay Smith went 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday, March 1, when they visit George Washington for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.