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Softball sweeps Vermont in Double Header

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It was a big two wins for UMBC. They have one more game against Vermont in the series but if they win they are tied with Hartford and one game behind Boston U, both of whom they have left on their schedule.

GAME 1: UMBC 7, Vermont 6

Double headers are seven inning games, but it took an extra one to get a decision. In the eight inning Jessica Vetok popped up to center but Amanda Damiano advanced to score and to win the game. Emily Thompson lead the retrievers with a 3-4 day with two runs and an RBI whole Lauren Brummell and Malorie Weller both recorded two hits.

Stephanie Weigman was credited with the compete game and win while Striking out 10 batters.

GAME 2: UMBC 3, Vermont 2

Emily Thompson has been coming up really strong lately and went 2-3 with an RBI in the second game. Amanda Fefel and Lauren O’Malley also recorded two hits but the three runs came from Lauren Brummell, Krista Kearns, and Malorie Weller who hit a home run in the first inning.

Fefel pitched all seven innings and gave up just two runs off five hits for the win.


Written by Corey Johns

April 19, 2009 at 10:03 am

Softball Sweeps Bucknell

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GAME 1: UMBC 9, Bucknell 1

Stephanie Weigman gave up just two hits for one run with 11 strikeouts against Bucknell in game 1. The defense was a little shaky with two errors leading to the unearned run, but Weigman was shutdown and didn’t let those errors effect the game. The hitting was there as well for UMBC. Jessica Vetock who is usually a defensive player had her best game going 3-3 with two runs and 2 RBI’s.

GAME 2: UMBC 6, Bucknell 3

Amanda Fefel only allowed two euns with seven strikeouts in six innings while Ashleigh Robinson got an inning on the mound allowing the other run. They gave up three runs but in seven innings in game two of a double header that is pretty good. The bats were more impressive because they kept up for the second game. Malorie Weller Julia Culotta, Krista Kearns, and Alison Duff all recorded mult-hit games while Vetok went 1-4 with a run and 3 RBI’s.

Written by Corey Johns

April 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

Fefel and Weigman shut down Morgan State Allowing Just Two Hit in Double Header Sweep

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GAME 1: UMBC 2, Morgan State 0

Once again the pitching came up huge for softball. Amanda Fefel allowed just one hit in her shutout with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. But what an asset to the team she is. Not only did she dominate on the mound but she lead the team with a 2-3 day with both runs and an RBI (obviously she hit a home run which was in the third inning).

Game 2: UMBC 6, Morgan State 1

As Fefel did, Weigman also had a dominate day on the mound. She allowed just one hit but with an error and two walked Morgan State recorded one run in the game. Weigman very well may go down as one of the best pitchers in UMBC history. She’s just a sophomore and after an eight striekout game she was already hit the 300 strikeout plateau and is third all time and is on pace to blow away the record of 422 strikeouts in a career.

This time Lauren Brummell did most of the work in the batters box having a 2-2 day with three runs. Amanda Barker, Lauren O’Malley, and Jessica Vetok accounted for the other three runs.

Written by Corey Johns

April 3, 2009 at 9:52 am

Softball Ends Double Header against Maine with a Shutout for Sunday Sweep

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GAME 1: UMBC 7, Maine 4

It only took two innings for UMBC to do their damage as they scored six runs in the second inning to go up 7-0 over the Black Bears. Lauren Brummell set the tone for the game with a first UMBC at-bat home run in the first inning.

In the second Krista Kearnes and Kaela Mason crosses the plate before Amanda Fefel hit a grand slam to put UMBC up 7-0.

Fefel was a star in the game. She shut Maine out for the first three innings before giving up four total runs in the fourth and fifth inning. Stephanie Weigman stepped in relief for Fefel to make sure the win was in tack and allowed just one hit in 2.2 innings for the UMBC win.

GAME 2: UMBC 5, Maine 0

Stephanie Weigman had a phenomenal outing on the mound allowing just four hits in seven innings in the 5-0 shut out of Maine.

Emily Thompson doubled in the second inning to score Amanda Page and Malorie Weller. Shortly after Jessica Vetok helped Thompson cross home before Lauren Brummell singles to allow Vetok to cross herself for a four run second inning. In the fourth inning Brummell recorded her second RBI with a sacrifice fly to score Ashleigh Robinson.

A Lot of Stuff Going On With The Softball Team

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Two new coaches were names, the schedule was released, and the captains were named. Like I said, big week for softball.

First off with the new coaches. Davie Witten will rejoin the staff. Witten formerly coaches at UMBC from 2005-2007 as the first base coach. Kali Shrik is the other coach. She will be an undergraduate assistant coach. Shirk was a standout on the team the past four seasons.

Next is captains. Juniors Amanda Fefel and Jessica Vetock we named captains. Fefel was now surprise to me (a fan). The has been a dominating pitcher, and hitter in her time here. She was a was a first team All-AEC honoree last season.

Vetock was a bit of a surprise just because last season was her first year after transfering from CCBC-Catonsville. Thats it. But being named captain says a lot about her and the respect level from the team.

And the schedule. the schedule is set up very nicely with almost all of the non-conference games being at home. The teams starts off with a week long tournament in South Carolina. Then they play a double header at Georgetown and jump right into another tournament, the Longwood classic. After the Longwood classic they play 21 straight home games (including four conference games). The homestand stretching includes the UMBC Dawg pound tournament, the UMBC retriever classic, and UMBC spring Classic, all are tournament styles. With that stretch of home games it really can get confidence up, and get the team ready for their conference schedule and conference tournament.

Another note- Amanda Paige (a new member of the team) was named NJCAA Division III catcher of the year from 2008.

Written by Corey Johns

November 5, 2008 at 6:18 pm