Baseball Travels To UMBC For Games Against UMBC And Hofstra This Weekend

Baseball Travels To UMBC For Games Against UMBC And Hofstra This Weekend

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-5) at UMBC (1-7)
Friday, March 9
Baltimore, Md. | The Baseball Factory Field

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-5) vs HOFSTRA (5-2) | at UMBC
Saturday, March 10
Baltimore, Md. | The Baseball Factory Field

Friday, March 9 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 10 – 11:00 AM

The Mountaineers' game against Bucknell on Wednesday was postponed due to inclement weather. Before the Bucknell game, the Mount St. Mary's baseball team went 2-5 on the Spring break trip with victories over St. Bonaventure and Georgetown. The Mount edged Georgetown 4-3 in a late inning thriller on Saturday afternoon to finish up the Florida trip. Starting pitcher, Michael Collins, pitched 5.2 innings, allowed just four hits, gave up one earned run, and struck out two batters on the day. Jordan Geber picked up the first save of his career while pitching 2.1 innings, giving up no runs on one hit, and striking out three. Myles Nicholson went 1 for 2 with a single, two stolen bases, and two runs scored and Pat Daly went 1 for 4 with a double, a run scored, and three RBI's to lead the Mount. Jared Urban made a game saving diving catch in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win for the Mountaineers. The Mount jumps to 3-5 in the early season and Georgetown falls to 0-8.

Batting Average (min 2 AB/GP): A.J. Narcise (.400), Sean Kelly (.391), Thomas Savastio (.345)
Hits: Savastio (10), Kelly (9), Alex Kriss and Myles Nicholson tied with (8)
Runs: Kriss (8), Savastio (6), Nicholson and Randall Minogue tied with (5)
RBI: Patrick Causa (7), Vaughn Parker II (6), Kelly (5)
ERA (min 5.0 IP): Trey McGough (1.38), Jordan Geber (2.84), Andrew Malone (3.60)
Strikeouts: McGough (9), Michael Kuypers (7), Geber (6)

UMBC baseball lost their seventh straight in a 5-2 loss to George Washington on Tuesday. Zack Bright and Mitchell Carroll each had an RBI in the loss to lead UMBC. UMBC falls to 1-7 while George Washington improves to 6-6 on the year with the win.

Vinnie Costello and Vito Friscia homered in a three-run sixth inning to give Hofstra a 7-6 lead in a come-from-behind 8-6 victory Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Norfolk State. Friscia's two-run blast proved to be the game-winning hit. The Pride, which has won five consecutive games, is now 5-2 on the season. Norfolk State slipped to 0-9 in 2018.

The Retrievers own a 38-12 advantage in the all-time series with the Mountaineers, including a 26-3 record on UMBC's home field. Last season, the Retrievers swept the two game series in Baltimore on May 2, winning the first game 19-7, and the second game 14-1. UMBC has won nine out of the last ten meetings between the teams and seven of those wins have come at home for the Retrievers.

This is the first all-time meeting between the Mount and Hofstra.

The Mountaineers travel to Penn State on Wednesday, March 14 for a mid-week matchup at 5:00 PM.