Baseball Splits Day 2 Double Header, wins series against Hartford
GAME 1: UMBC 10, Hartford 2
With the win UMBC got their first conference series win and is no longer in last place in the league. Kevin Clark pitched a great seven inning complete game allowing just two runs off three hits while striking out six Hawks.
In the third inning Max Himmelstein broke the pitchers dual with his first career grand slam. Two innings later UMBC extended their lead to 6-0 as Tom Meaney hit a two run home run to left field.
Hartford finally got on the board in the sixth inning with two run but UMBC UMBC got extra insurance as Wink Nolan hit a two RBI triple and Shawn Retz hit a two run homer run at the next UMBC at bat.
GAME 2: Hartford 7, UMBC 6
UMBC wishes they would have saved a few run for the second game but it was a valiant effort. David Davita had a rough start as he gave up three runs in the first inning buy Ryan Morse’s one run given up in the eight was the difference. Davita has not played healthy all season, and in what is not his red shirt sophomore year he has improved a lot. Once he is healthy in his fourth year in college he will be ready to make an impact and he and Drewyer as well as Ed Bach and Clark should make for a good rotation.
Brad Brainer lad the team with a 2-3, one run 1 RBI day while Meaney, Himmelstein, and Curtis Schickner also recorded two hits in the game.