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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 Loses to Navy 10-1

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what am I supposed to say anymore? It’s like writing for the Orioles at this point. So it’s giving my more practice for the future. Michael Pesci is out of his element starting on the mound already. In just one inning of work he gave up seven runs off six hits with two walked and no strikeouts to drop his record to 0-3. After Pesci it was a litte better as the four relievers who eached pitched two innings game up just three runs. two came off Ryan Morse who is having a surprisingly very bad season. Expectations we high for that kid but it just isn’t clicking right now.

But no matter how many runs the other team scored you can’t complain when you only score one run. Brad Brainer recorded the only multihit game going 203 but Rich Conlon produced the only run which came in the third inning when he scored off a Wink Nolan hit a soft roller to the short stop.

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April 8, 2009 at 12:38 am

4-0 lead isn’t enough as baseball loses to Fairfield, 5-4

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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.

Written by Corey Johns

March 30, 2009 at 1:08 am

Baseball Drops Two Games to Fairfield

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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.

Written by Corey Johns

March 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Five Home Runs Not Enough, Baseball Loses to Yale in Slug Fest, 17-11

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Baseball lost a slug fest today, nobody could pitched (except Ryan Morse who did not allow a single earned run in four innings (he had two unearned).

Shawn Retz and Bryan Russo both hit 2 home runs and Max Himmelstein hit one in an overal great offensive outing that produced 11 tuns. Russo lead the team hitting going 4-5 with 2 runs, two home runs, and 5 RBI’s.

While David Davita got shelled him his first three innings of work giving up nine runs, that didn’t do it either. Once he was pulled Michael Pesci was pitching well and Ryan Morse pitched a beauty but four errors resulted in four unearned runs and made the pitchers pitched differently.

Written by Corey Johns

March 9, 2009 at 6:45 pm