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Baseball Swept in Season Finale by Vermont

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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.

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Written by Corey Johns

May 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Baseball Drops Two to Binghamton, 10-0 and 9-3

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GAME 1: Binghamton 10, UMBC 0

Binghamton pitcher Jeff Dennis held UMBC to just two hits in the complete game shutout. As bad as Ed Bach did pitching there is no complaining for UMBC because unless you score it doesn’t matter what your pitching does.

GAME 2: Binghamton 9, UMBC 3

Brad Brainer his his third home run of the season on the first Binghamton pitch of the game and they added two more runs in the third, but Austin Drewyer gave up four earned runs in seven innings of work for the loss.

Written by Corey Johns

May 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Baseball Splits Day 2 Double Header, wins series against Hartford

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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.

Written by Corey Johns

April 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Baseball Sweeps Hartford on Saturday Double Header

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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.

Written by Corey Johns

April 26, 2009 at 1:00 am

Baseball Gets Big Win Down the Stretch with 9-7 win over Georgetown

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It’s not big in a sense that it will get us in the playoffs because it is non-conference but it’s got to be a confidence boaster for the guys who’ve just gone through an abysmal season. They’re now 6-26 but haven’t been destroyed in many games. The problem has been pitching but Dave divita stood strong on the mound giving up just three runs (2 earned) in six innings with three K’s. Michael Pesci almost blew it at the end giving up four runs in the ninth but Steve Miller shut down the final two batters for the save.

UMBC got off to a slow start in the game. They were down 1-0 for the first three innings but finally got on the board, with a two run fourth inning as Shawn Retz hit a home run to left field to score himself and Wink Nolan.

The next inning they built the lead two more. Justin Lamborn reached second on a throwing error early in the inning to give UMBC a player in scoring position with just one runner down. They Rich Conlon added another base runner when he took a pitch to the side. But it was Nolan who got the RBI’s. He singled to left and with Lamborn and Conlon’s speed they added the two more runs.

While Georgetown added a run in the fifth UMBC answered right back in the sixth when Tom Meaney for a lead off-double only to be batter in by the next batter.

Georgetown was being pesky though. They added another run in the sixth and were showing signs of getting to Divita. But Coach John Jancuska called for the relief. Michael Pesci pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning while UMBC backed him up in the eighth. Conlon had a two RBI at bat to score Dustin Ferguson and Rick Phillips. But they weren’t done their. Lamborn crossed the plate when Casey Medairy helped him out with a single to left center. And Conlon who started the help with the scoring crossed the plate one a error to give UMBC a four run inning and a 9-3 lead.

While Pesci only gave up one hit in the bottom of the eight he gave UMBC a scare in the bottom of the ninth when he gave up four runs with just one out. But Jancuska made another good call to get him out of their and have Steve Miller come in. Miller also almost blew the game as he allowed the bases to be loaded, but got the save for UMBC’s sixth win of the season.

ONe thing to realize about UMBC is they are very young. They have 12 freshman and six sophomores. The team has been killed by errors and inexperienced pitching all season. And whie the top five have hit consistently, after that it’s been questionable. they’re building a strong team but it’s going to take some tiem. Divita is going to be a good pitcher by next year and his senior year. Conlon and Lamborn are very good building blocks for the team. they are a good infield combo for next year ans Conlon will likely go back to short stop and Lamborn will likely take over for Brad Brainer at second base and Himmelstein looks to be the power for the next few years at catcher and first base. It’s just a gorwing period but they’ll be fine soon.

Baseball Drops Double Header at Maine

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GAME 1: Maine 6, UMBC 1

ED Bach once again was stuck with a loss to drop his record to 0-8, but this time it wasn’t the defense’s fault. All six runs given up were earned by Bach. The problem was the hitting was not their for UMBC. Shawn Retz and Wink Nolan both recorded two hits but the only run came in the first inning when Dustin Ferguson hit a ground ball towards first to score Brad Brainer.

GAME 2: Maine 7, UMBC 3

It was a much better hitting game for UMBC ad Brad Brainer recorded a 4-5 game with an RBI and Wink Nolan recorded a 3-5 game with a run and two RBI’s. Dustin Ferguson also had a multi-hit game going 2-4.

Nolan, Dave Warrenfeltz, and Casey Mediary all crossed home plate but the four earned run (7 total) given up by Austin Drewyer was enough for the UMBC loss.

Written by Corey Johns

April 19, 2009 at 9:50 am

Baseball Splits With Stony Brook in Friday Double Header

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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.

Written by Corey Johns

April 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm