Mount St. Mary's Softball Closes Out Home Schedule with Wednesday Doubleheader Versus UMBC

Mount St. Mary's Softball Closes Out Home Schedule with Wednesday Doubleheader Versus UMBC

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (19-28) vs. UMBC (19-27)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Meadows Field, Emmitsburg, Md.

MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount dropped a home doubleheader to Bryant (4-0, 2-1 in nine innings) on Saturday to fall to 19-28 overall and 5-9 in the Northeast Conference.  Sam Lichtner allowed just three earned runs in 16 innings of work in a pair of complete games in the doubleheader.  Rachel Heinze provided the Mount's lone run with a solo home run.  Heinze leads the team with a .399 average, 50 runs scored, 14 home runs and 42 RBI.  Lindsay Heinze is hitting .345 with a team-high 15 doubles.  Lichtner is 12-9 with a 2.99 ERA in 143.0 innings for the season.

ABOUT THE RETRIEVERS:  UMBC was swept in a three-game America East series this past weekend, and enters Wednesday's doubleheader with a 19-27 record, including a 3-10 mark in the conference.  The Retrievers have lost six in a row overall.  Maddie Daigneau leads the team with a .370 average while Carly Leko has a team-high seven home runs.  Kim Puccio is 9-9 with a 2.55 ERA in 28 appearances to lead th epitching staff.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES:  UMBC holds a 34-11 lead in the all-time series with the Mount that began in 1991.  The Mountaineers are 8-2 against UMBC over the past 10 matchups.  This will be the first meeting between the two schools since playing four times in 2015 when the teams split a pair of doubleheaders.  The Mount is 3-17 all-time at home against the Retrievers.

LAST MEETING:  Rachel Heinze hit a three-run homer and Sam Lichtner tossed a complete-game to lead the Mount to a 4-2 win in the second game of a doubleheader at Our Lady of the Meadows Field on April 21, 2015.  UMBC captured the opening game, 11-5. 

UP NEXT:  The Mount concludes the 2017 season with a Northeast Conference doubleheader at Robert Morris on Saturday, May 6, at 1:00 p.m.