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GAME 1: Vermont 3, UMBC 0
Ed Bach pitched a decent game allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts, but Vermont completely shut down UMBC’s hitting as they recorded just four hits and no runs. And no matter how good your pitching is, when you don’t score you can’t win.
GAME 2: Vermont 5, UMBC 1
UMBC got an early lead as Brad Brainer crossed the plate in the top of the first inning, but Kevin Clark gave up five runs off seven hits for the eventual loss. The hitting was still bad for UMBC. They only recorded three hits and two of them came in the first inning.
Game 3: Vermont 12, UMBC 0
Austin Drewyer got shelled in game three. He gave up 11 runs off 12 hits in five innings of work. But once again it does not matter what your pitching does, or how bad they play, if the team cannot get runs they cannot win. UMBC got six hits but was unable to capitalize on any of chances as they were shutout.
Game 4: Vermont 7, UMBC 4
After a rain delay on sunday the game was rescheduled to Monday and the team played much better than the previous three outings. Brad Brainer and Rich Conlon both recorded multi-hit games while UMBC recorded four runs off eight hits. But the pitching still needs work. Travis Pearson gave up five runs and his help in Steve Miller gave up two more in the loss.
Max Himmelstein is going to be a good player in his UMBC career. He went 4-5 with one run and one RBI against the Patriots but only Tom Meaney helped his effort with a multi-hit game. The problem was once again pitching. Travis Pearson got shelled in the third inning, giving up five run which was enough for the loss. But to put the blame on him would be wrong. The defense had three errors and none of those five runs were earned. The relievers did not help much either. Steve Miller gave up five runs in three innings himself while Brian Klukowicz gave up two runs in 1.1 innings. The only retriever pitcher to not allow a run was Josh Dick, who pitched a shut out 1.2 innings.
Why can’t UMBc play Hartford as their first series every year. Last year they swept them and this year they already doubled their conference wins with a sweep against them today. If they start out against them it’s a 4-0 lead right away with confidence building at the start. Anyway, the baseball team was impressive today, It was a nice day and a lot of fans were in attendance (including me) and they won in convincing fashion.
GAME 1: UMBC 10, Hartford 5
Ed Bach finally got a much deserved win after a complete game that he allowed just five runs off nine hits. But the difference is this time he had the run support. UMBC struck early with and 8-0 lead after four before adding two more in the sixth.
Tom Meany lead the day with a 1-2 day with two runs and 4 RBI’s including a three run home run in the third inning. Wink Nolan went 2-3 with two runs and an RBI while Casey Medairy went 3-3 with 2 runs and an RBI.
GAME 2: UMBC 7, Hartford 4
Austin Drewyer is going to be good next year. His progression from last year to this year and the beginning of this year to now has just been great. He pitched 6.1 innings and allowed just four runs off nine hits while Travis Pearson came in for the save in the nine inning game.
UMBC had a big first inning, scoring four runs as Shawn Retz homered in his first at bat to get a 2-1 lead and from them on Hartford didn’t see the lead again. Meaney doubled down the left field line and Max Himmelstein helped him out with a double of his own. Then Justin Lamborn made it a 4-1 lead with a double and RBI of his own.
Lamborn went 2-3 with one run and 2 RBI’s while Retz and Himmelstein lead the team with three this and a combined three runs and three RBI’s. Brad Brianer, and Meaney also recorded multi-hit games.
GAME 1: Maine 11, UMBC 5
More pitching woes. Kevin Clark gave up six runs and Ryan Morse came in relief to give up five for 11 black bear runs. Shawn Retz lead the hitting with a 2-3 day with a run and RBI while Justin Lamborn hit a three run home run in the sixth inning.
GAME 2:Maine 5, UMBC 4
In an attempt to break their losing streak UMBC lost a heart breaker to Maine in the final game of the series. Luke Diblasi gave up four runs in three innings but Travis Pearson pitched a nice game in relief as he gave up just one run in five innings. But that run was enough to the UMBC loss as he was credited with the loss. Rick Phillips lead UMBC with a 2-4 day with one run and four RBI’s as he hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to tie the game.
GAME 1: Stony Brook 8, UMBC 0
Please guys give Ed Bach some help out their. Score some runs and play defense when he’s on the mound. I’ve been saying Ed Bach hasn’t been playing very well this year but his 0-7 record really isn’t hit fault and today was the epitome of that. You can’t win when you get no runs. So no matter how good he pitches he’s going to get the loss. Bach pitched a compete game but as seen by the score he gave up 8 runs. The sad part out it is only one of those runs was earned. Three errors lead to seven runs. That’s not how you win baseball games.
GAME 2: UMBC 7, Stony Brook 4
Kevin Clark suffered a rough start giving up three runs in the first inning but bounced back right away with four shutout innings before giving up his only other run in his seven innings of work. After that Travis Pearson came in and allowed just one hit in two shutout innings to get his first win on the season.
Because it was a scheduled double header the game was only supposed to be seven innings but was forced into a nine inning game after being tied. With two men on base in the bottom of the ninth inning Tom Meaney refused to b the third out the extend the game any longer. Instead he jacked the ball to left center for a walk-off three run home run and a 7-4 win, breaking a 12 game losing streak.
Until that his Meaney went 0-5 from the batters box but when it was clutch time the senior did his job and won the game for them. Brad Brainer lead the team with a 3-5 day with two runs. Wink Nolan also crossed the plate twice (both scored off Meaney’s home run) after going 1-4 with a walk. Shawn Retz hit a home run in the third inning with a 2-5 game.
Hitting isn’t the problem like most people thought it would be this year. After losing that much offensive firepower from that year a lot of people thought UMBC was going to have to win 2-1 games with the pitching. But that offense is there. They scored 13 runs in the two cames combined, but the pitching just hasn’t shown up.
Game 1 Albany 15, UMBC 4
Ed Bach used to attract scout at ever outing but just hasn’t gotten into a rhythm this year. He game up 11 runs in this five innings of work with just two strikeouts. UMBC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first but then this runs just piled on for Albany. Tom Meaney lead the offensive attack with a 2-3 day with 2 runs, 2 RBI’s including one home run.
Game 2: Albany 10, UMBC 9
Nine runs should be good enough for a win. All tine runs came in the first five innings but five Albany runs came after that for the UMBC loss. Austin Drewyer gave up eight runs in six innings while Ryan Morse and Travis Pearson each game up one run. Pearson was tagged with the loss.
Seven retrievers had multi-hit games lead by Shawn Retz with a 2-4 and three run night and Meaney with a 2-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI night.
Dan Blewett is proving to be a huge loss, but something seems to be wrong with Ed Bach. Blewett and Bach were a great 1-2 punch last year for UMBC and even with Blewett gone the pitchers around now are still giving up a lot of runs. If they want to make a turn around like they did last year and make the conference tournament as they are now 4-16 on the season and that pitching staff has to turn it around as they have given up 170 runs, which is over eight runs a game.
In the second inning Rich Conlon crossed the plate with two other retrievers left on base to be followed by Max Himmelstein hitting a home run to center to go up 4-0 over Fairfield.
But that wasn’t enough. While Austin Drewyer held the Stags scoreless for the first three innings he gave up three runs total in the fourth and fifth inning. Michael Pesci did a great job in relief allowing no runs for two innings, but Travis Pearson gave up two runs in the ninth inning to put Fairfield up one and UMBC went three up and three down in their last shot at the win.
GAME 1: Fairfield 7, UMBC, 2
Ed Bach is off to a very slow start this year. His first two years at UMBC he attracted pro scouts every time he stepped on the mound but that Ed Bach hasn’t shown up this year. He gave up five runs off eight hits in six innings with four strikeouts. Granted non of the five runs were earned but he was still pinned with his fifth loss this year.
Travis Pearson didn’t have much more success in relief. In three innings he allowed four hits with two runs (both earned) and no strikeouts.
The only two runs for UMBC came in the fourth inning with Tom Meaney homered to center field to also score Wink Nolan.
GAME 2: Fairfield 6, UMBC 4
The team scored twice as many runs in the second game of the double header but the pitching was still and issue. Kevin Clark far from meet the performance in his last outing which was a shutout but but this time in 4.1 innings he gave up eight hits, though just two runs (both earned). Three pitchers came out in relief. Steve Miller pitched 0.2 innings with two runs to finish the inning. Michael Pesci came in for one out but Ryan Morse was the one who was given the loss after giving up two runs off six hits in 2.2 innings.
Brad Brainer (2-4) and Justin Lambron (3-4) each scored two runs with Wink Nolan getting two of the RBI’s, but the two eighth inning runs by Fairfield were the difference for the UMBC loss.
It wasn’t a good game for UMBC, but at least we all knew going into the game that Miami was way out of UMBC’s league so it’s not as bad as you think. UMBC managed just four hits in the game with the lone running coming from Bryan Russo who homered in the fifth inning. Ed Bach had a bat outing giving up nine runs in four innings off nine hits (sadly only four were earned). Five errors proved to be very costly for UMBC. Travis Pearson and Ryan Morse both allowed a run as well but Person pitched three innings and Morse pitched one.
This season is proving to be just like last year and I hope it ends the same, with a trip to the conference tournament. They are playing very good teams in non-conference play but once they hit conference play expect things to be different. they face on of the best pitchers in the country today but the team can really hit. The pitching will have success in conference play but right now they’re playing teams with highly regarded pro prospects across the board so it’s expected right now to only have two wins.