Freshman Logan Hawker (Mechanicsville, Va.) had a two RBI single and senior Mallory Pollack (Ivyland, Pa.) had the first multi-hit game of her career, but the UMBC Softball team dropped a pair of games on Sunday afternoon to close out the Courtyard by Marriott Seahawk Softball Classic.
Hawker's big hit pulled UMBC (3-5) even with Lehigh (5-2) in the bottom of the third inning, but the Mountain Hawks responded immediately with an unearned run in the 4th and eventually won, 5-2. In the second game, Pollack picked up two singles, but the Retrievers fell behind North Carolina A&T (1-9) early and couldn't rally before falling to the Aggies, 6-1.
Courtney Coppersmith (York, Pa.) fell to 2-2 on the season as she pitched a complete game in the opener, allowing five runs (four earned), while striking out six and walking three. She also came on in relief in the second game, entering with the bases loaded and none out in the fourth inning, but getting three consecutive strikeouts to end the jam. The freshman worked three perfect innings of relief, striking out seven.
Valerie Hammett (Mechanicsville, Md.) took the loss in game two, making her first start of the season, as she went 2.2 innings, allowing five runs (zero earned) and four hits. Gillian McCarthy (Northfield, N.J.) pitched 0.1 innings and had a strikeout, but walked four and and allowed an earned run.
Imani Dawson (Hanover, Md.) drove in the Retrievers' only run of the game with a two-out RBI fielders' choice in the top of the seventh. Maddie Daigneau (New River, Ariz.) had the only other UMBC hit in the game.
Coppersmith and Chloe Obispo (Virginia Beach, Va.) scored on Hawker's hit in the first game.
The Retrievers had three other hits in that game, with Daigneau, Hammett and Anna Lonchar (Bristow, Va.) also getting singles.
UMBC will stay in the area this upcoming weekend as they travel to Washington, D.C. for the Colonial Classic, hosted by George Washington. The Retrievers will face Canisius at 10 a.m. on Friday before taking on the host Colonials at 2 p.m.