2013-14 Baseball Headlines

June 10, 2014
Ten Retrievers to Represent UMBC in Summer Ball Leagues
BALTIMORE – Ten Retriever baseball players will represent UMBC this summer in summer ball leagues. Three athletes will compete in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRL), with two others playing locally in the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League (MCBL). The other five are split among clubs in the Coastal Plans League (CPL), Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCL), and Valley Baseball League (VBL).

June 5, 2014
Retriever Baseball Alums Jeff Berman and Kevin Loewe Named to Big South All-Decade Team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UMBC baseball alums Kevin Loewe and Jeff Berman been named to the Big South Conference All-Decade Team for 1990-1999, the conference office announced on Thursday afternoon.

May 21, 2014
Casali and Dolshun Selected to 2014 America East All-Rookie Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshmen Andrew Casali and Hunter Dolshun have been selected to the 2014 America East All-Rookie Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday evening at the league’s annual awards banquet.

May 18, 2014
Vanderplas and Mikush Stymie Maine Bats, Smith Delivers Game-Winning Hit in 12-Inning Season Finale Win for UMBC
ORONO, Maine – Starter Joe Vanderplas and sophomore Denis Mikush held Maine to just one run on six hits and senior D.J. Smith dumped an RBI single to right-center with two down in the top of the 12th to score junior Jake Barnes as the UMBC baseball team downed the host Blacks Bears, 2-1, in extra-innings, Sunday at Mahaney Diamond.

May 16, 2014
Esposito and Casali Homer but Retrievers Can’t Cool Maine Bats, Drop Both Games of Doubleheader
ORONO, Maine – After Maine pounded out 21 hits in a 17-0 game one win, sophomore Mark Esposito launched his first career home run and freshman Andrew Casali hit an inside-the-park homer, but the Retrievers could not hold off the Black Bears who took game two, 8-4, to complete the doubleheader sweep, Friday at Mahaney Diamond in America East play.

May 15, 2014
Baseball Finishes 2014 Season with Trip to Conference Rival Maine
BALTIMORE – After closing out the home schedule with an 8-5 win over Georgetown on Tuesday evening, the UMBC baseball team travels to America East rival Maine to close out the 2014 regular season. The Retrievers and Black Bears are set to play a doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday at Mahaney Diamond, before closing the regular season with a single game on Saturday.

May 13, 2014
Retriever Bats Awaken in Home Finale for 8-5 Win over Georgetown on “Thank Jank” Night
BALTIMORE – Junior Jake Barnes collected his 100th and 101st career hits as the Retriever offense banged out nine hits and took advantage of eight walks and two Georgetown errors en route to an 8-5 win, Tuesday night at Alumni Field in UMBC’s home season finale.

May 12, 2014
Dolshun Named America East Rookie of the Week; Baseball Closes Out 2014 Home Slate with “Thank Jank” Night Tuesday vs. Georgetown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman Hunter Dolshun has been named the America East Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

May 10, 2014
UMBC Falls on Senior Day to Stony Brook, 10-3
BALTIMORE – Following a 55-minute rain delay in the bottom of the second, the UMBC baseball team could not capitalize on a first and second, no out situation and Stony Brook responded with six runs in the top of the third en route to a 10-3 win over the Retrievers, Saturday afternoon on UMBC Senior Day at Alumni Field.

May 9, 2014
Stony Brook Sweeps UMBC in Friday Doubleheader
BALTIMORE – Senior captain Rob McCabe went 2-for-3 in both games, but it was not enough, as the UMBC baseball team was swept in a doubleheader by Stony Brook, Friday at Alumni Field in America East play.

May 8, 2014
UMBC Opens Final Home Stand with Three-Game America East Series vs. Stony Brook
BALTIMORE – Coming off of back-to-back mid-week road wins, the UMBC baseball team returns to Alumni Field to open its final home stand of the season, beginning Friday against America East rival Stony Brook. The Retrievers and Seawolves will play a doubleheader at 3:00 p.m. to start the series, and then meet for a single on Saturday, starting at 12:00 p.m.

May 7, 2014
Chrzanowski Pitches UMBC Past Georgetown for 4-3 Road Win
BETHESDA, Md. – Senior right-hander Stephen Chrzanowski pitched a career-best eight innings, striking out a UMBC season-best 11 hitters, and freshman Conor Hax broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh with an RBI ground out as UMBC defeated Georgetown, 4-3, Wednesday night at Shirley Povich Field.

May 6, 2014
Long Ball Sparks Wild Rally as UMBC Defeats Towson, 13-8
TOWSON, Md. – Junior Jake Barnes and freshman Hunter Dolshun each went deep and junior Jonny Dierks pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief as the UMBC baseball team rallied past Towson for a wild 13-8 victory, Tuesday afternoon at Schuerholz Park.

May 5, 2014
Retrievers Finish Road Swing with Mid-Week Games at Towson and Georgetown
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball teams finishes up its five-game road swing this week, as well as away non-conference games for the 2014 campaign, as the team travels around the beltway to take on Towson on Tuesday afternoon, and then heads south to face Georgetown on Wednesday evening at Shirley Povich Field. Game time on Tuesday against the Tigers is set for 3:30 p.m. while the Retrievers and Hoyas will meet at 7:00 p.m.

May 4, 2014
Hartford Edges UMBC Late in Series Finale
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – UMBC starter Joe Vanderplas tossed six solid innings and struck out a career-high six batters, but received a no-decision, as Hartford scored on a double steal in the bottom of the seventh to break a 3-3 tie and claim the series finale, 4-3, over the UMBC baseball team, Sunday afternoon at Fiondella Field.

May 3, 2014
Casali and Corbi Hit Back-to-Back Homers but UMBC Drops Both Games of Doubleheader at Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford lefty Sean Newcomb tossed a complete-game two-hitter in game one and but the UMBC bats mounted a rally in game two, ultimately falling short, as the Retriever baseball team dropped both games of the doubleheader, Saturday afternoon in America East play at Fiondella Field.

May 2, 2014
Key America East Weekend Series Ahead as UMBC Visits Hartford
BALTIMORE – Looking to fight its way back into the four-team America East playoff picture, the UMBC baseball team returns to action with a key three-game series at second-place Hartford this weekend. The Retrievers and Hawks are scheduled to play a doubleheader at Fiondella Field on Saturday beginning at 12:00 p.m., and then will finish up the series with a single game on Sunday.

May 1, 2014
Thursday Make-up Game vs. Towson Cancelled; Retrievers Return to Action at Hartford Saturday
BALTIMORE – Thursday’s make-up baseball game between UMBC and Towson at Alumni Field has been cancelled due to heavy rain in the Baltimore area earlier in the week. The game will not be made up. The two teams are scheduled to play at Towson on Tuesday, May 6.

April 29, 2014
Retriever Baseball Home Game vs. Towson Postponed Due to Rain; Wednesday at UMES Cancelled
BALTIMORE – The UMBC versus Towson baseball game scheduled for April 29 at Alumni Field has been postponed due to rain in the Baltimore metro area. The Retrievers' game at UMES on Wednesday has been cancelled and UMBC will now host Towson on Thursday, May 1 with first pitch set for 3:30 p.m.

April 28, 2014
Home Stand Ends Thursday Afternoon vs. Towson
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team wraps up its five-game home stand on Thursday afternoon when the Retrievers host beltway rival Towson at Alumni Field at 3:30 p.m. The game was moved from Tuesday evening and Wednesday's scheduled game at UMES was cancelled.

April 27, 2014
UMBC Can’t Hold Off UMass Lowell, Drops Series Finale 12-8
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team jumped out to an early 6-0 lead behind a two-RBI double by junior Vince Corbi in the bottom of the second, but the Retrievers could not hold off UMass Lowell who rallied from behind to sweep the series with a 12-8 victory, Sunday afternoon in America East action at Alumni Field.

April 26, 2014
Bats Go Quiet as UMBC Baseball Drops Both Games of Doubleheader to UMass Lowell
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team managed just two runs against UMass Lowell starters Shane Beauchemin and Mike Calzetta and the Retrievers’ seven-game win streak came to an end as the River Hawks swept Saturday’s America East doubleheader at Alumni Field.

April 25, 2014
Retrievers Continue Home Stand by Welcoming UMass Lowell to Alumni Field for Weekend Series
BALTIMORE – Riding a seven-game win streak, the UMBC baseball team continues its home stand this weekend by welcoming league newcomer UMass Lowell to Alumni Field for a three-game series. The Retrievers and River Hawks will kick-off the weekend with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon, and then finish the set with a single game on Sunday, also set for a noon start.

April 23, 2014
Balanced Attack Leads UMBC past Coppin State for 6-5 Win
BALTIMORE – The UMBC offense banged out nine hits and drew seven walks, including two bases-loaded walks in the sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie, and the Retrievers held off Coppin State for a 6-5 win in non-conference play, Wednesday evening at Alumni Field.

April 22, 2014
Barnes Powers UMBC to 8-2 Road Win at George Washington
ARLINGTON, Va. – UMBC junior Jake Barnes went 4-for-4 at the plate, connecting two doubles and his first home run of the season and the Retriever baseball team defeated the Colonials on the road, 8-2, Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park.

April 21, 2014
Mid-Week Games at George Washington, Home to Coppin State Ahead for UMBC Baseball
BALTIMORE – After playing just one game in the last week, a 3-0 win at Coppin State on April 23, the UMBC baseball team returns to action this week with two mid-week contests. First, the Retrievers travel to Arlington, Va. to take on George Washington on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., before returning to Alumni Filed for the return game against CSU on Wednesday evening.

April 18, 2014
UMBC Baseball to Honor Former Head Coach John Jancuska Prior to April 29 Game vs. Towson
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball program will honor former head coach John Jancuska in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Retrievers’ non-conference game against local rival Towson on Tuesday, April 29 at Alumni Field. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. with first pitch between the Retrievers and Tigers set for 6:00 p.m.

April 16, 2014
Vlasic Dominates, K’s Nine as UMBC Blanks Coppin State, 3-0
HANOVER, Md. – UMBC junior right-hander Shane Vlasic surrendered just four hits over six innings while striking out a career-high nine batters as the Retriever baseball team shut out Coppin State, 3-0, Wednesday evening in non-conference action at Joe Cannon Stadium.

April 15, 2014
UMBC Baseball Game Versus George Washington Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
BALTIMORE – The baseball game between UMBC and George Washington scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Alumni Field has been postponed due to inclement weather in the Baltimore area. The teams have not reached an agreement on a make-up date for the game.

April 14, 2014
UMBC Baseball Returns to Baltimore to Host George Washington, Face Coppin State at Joe Cannon
BALTIMORE – On the heels of the program’s first-ever series sweep of America East rival Albany, the UMBC baseball returns to Baltimore for two mid-week games. The Retrievers will host George Washington on Tuesday for a 6:00 p.m. game at Alumni Field, and then make the short trip to Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover, Md. to play Coppin State on Wednesday, also at 6:00 p.m.

April 14, 2014
Casali Named America East Baseball Rookie of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman outfielder Andrew Casali has been named the America East Baseball Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

April 13, 2014
Vanderplas and Coluccio Lead UMBC to Sweep of Albany with 10-6 Win in Series Finale
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sophomore lefty Joe Vanderplas tossed six shutout innings and senior Brandon Coluccio went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs as UMBC completed its first-ever sweep of America East rival Albany, defeating the Great Danes, 10-6, Sunday in the series finale at Varsity Field.

April 12, 2014
Seventh-Inning Rally Completes UMBC Doubleheader Sweep of Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UMBC baseball team rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh inning to turn a 5-4 deficit into a 9-5 lead to comeback and defeat Albany in game two, and complete a doubleheader sweep of the Great Danes, Saturday in America East play at Varsity Field.

April 11, 2014
UMBC Takes on Albany in Key America East Weekend Series in New York
BALTIMORE – Coming off of a season-high offensive output in Wednesday’s 17-5 win over Delaware State at Alumni Field, the UMBC baseball team travels to New York for the second straight weekend, this time to the state capital, to face Albany for a three-game America East series. The Retrievers and Great Danes will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12:00 p.m. and then finish the series with a single game on Sunday.

April 9, 2014
UMBC Baseball Cruises Past Delaware State for 17-5 Mid-Week Win
BALTIMORE – The first three batters in the Retriever order combined to go 7-for-13, score six runs, and drive in six more as the UMBC baseball team pounded out 13 hits and drew 12 walks en route to a 17-5 victory over Delaware State, Wednesday evening in non-conference action at Alumni Field.

April 8, 2014
Baseball Back Home to Host Delaware State on Wednesday Evening
BALTIMORE – In the middle of traveling on back-to-back weekends to New York for America East games, the UMBC baseball team returns home to Alumni Field to host Delaware State on Wednesday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

April 6, 2014
Retrievers Battle, But Drop Both Games of Doubleheader at Binghamton
VESTAL, N.Y. – The UMBC baseball team battled back from three down to tie the first game in the eighth, and then rallied to cut into a six-run deficit in game two, but ultimately dropped both games of the doubleheader at Binghamton, Sunday afternoon in America East play at the Bearcat Sports Complex.

April 5, 2014
Baseball Drops Weekend Opener at Binghamton, Looks to Sunday Doubleheader for Bounce Back
VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton scored five runs in the second inning and hung six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 16-3 win over the UMBC baseball team, Saturday afternoon in America East action at the Bearcat Sports Complex.

April 4, 2014
Retriever Baseball Returns to America East Play with Weekend Series at Binghamton
BALTIMORE – After six straight non-conference games, including a three-game series last weekend at East Carolina, the UMBC baseball team returns to America East play with a three-game set at Binghamton this weekend in Vestal, N.Y. The Retrievers and Bearcats will play a single game on Saturday at Varsity Field beginning at 1:00 p.m. and follow it with a doubleheader on Sunday, scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

April 2, 2014
Vlasic Shuts Down UMES as Retrievers Stop Skid with 5-2 Win
BALTIMORE – Junior right-hander Shane Vlasic shut down UMES over the course of six innings and the Retriever baseball team capitalized on four Hawk errors to earn a 5-2 victory, Wednesday evening in non-conference action at Alumni Field.

April 1, 2014
Barnes Named America East Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC junior outfielder Jake Barnes has been named the America East Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning.

April 1, 2014
Late Rally Not Enough as UMBC Baseball Falls in Slug Fest at Delaware State, 16-9
DOVER, Del. – The UMBC baseball team rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh to cut a six-run deficit to one, 7-6, but Delaware State responded with nine runs in the home half to defeat the Retrievers, 16-9, Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action at Soldier Field.

March 31, 2014
Baseball Faces Delaware State on the Road, UMES at Home in Mid-Week Action
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team returns to the Mid-Atlantic region for a pair of mid-week games, first traveling to Delaware State for a Tuesday afternoon contest in Dover before hosting UMES on Wednesday at Alumni Field. Tuesday’s road game is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. first pitch while Wednesday’s home contest is set for a 6:00 p.m. start.

March 30, 2014
East Carolina Scores Late to Edge UMBC, 2-1, in Series Finale
GREENVILLE, N.C. – UMBC senior Rob McCabe scored on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth inning to tie to score at 1-1, but East Carolina pushed a run across in the bottom of the eighth to edge the Retriever baseball team, 2-1, in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

March 28, 2014
Colon Homers but Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Open Weekend at ECU
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Sophomore Manny Colon hit his second home run of the year, and third of his career, in game one, but UMBC dropped both games of a rain-shifted doubleheader to East Carolina, Friday in non-conference action at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

March 28, 2014
Baseball Heads to Tobacco Road for Three-Game Set at East Carolina
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team makes a quick turn-around after yesterday’s home contest versus Navy, traveling south to take on East Carolina for three games in Greenville, N.C. this weekend. The Retrievers and Pirates open the series at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with a doubleheader. The third game has not been set due to inclement weather forecasted in the Greenville area.

March 27, 2014
Retriever Rally Falls Short in 9-7 Loss to Navy
BALTIMORE – The UMBC Baseball team trailed 7-1 after five innings, but managed to get the tying run on base in the 9th before ultimately falling to Navy,9-7, on a chilly Thursday afternoon at Alumni Field.

March 25, 2014
Tuesday’s Baseball Game at GW Postponed; Contest at Georgetown Rescheduled for May 7
BALTIMORE – The baseball game between UMBC and George Washington at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va., scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, has been postponed due to inclement weather in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. A make-up date has not yet been announced.

March 24, 2014
Retriever Baseball Travels to GW on Tuesday, Hosts Navy for Thursday Matinee
BALTIMORE – After earning its first-ever series win over conference rival Maine this past weekend, the UMBC baseball team takes on two local rivals for mid-week games. The Retrievers travel to Arlington, Va. to face George Washington on Tuesday, before returning home to host Navy at Alumni Field on Thursday. Both games are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. starts with Wednesday’s home contest set to air live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

March 23, 2014
UMBC Takes Series with 7-6 Extra-Inning Win Over Maine in Rubber Game
BALTIMORE – Sophomore Mark Esposito hit a bounding ball to short with two down and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, and all runners were safe, including freshman Andrew Casali who came in with the winning run, as the UMBC Baseball team defeated Maine, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field, in the rubber game of the teams’ America East series.

March 22, 2014
Gill Throws Complete Game to Give UMBC Doubleheader Split with Maine
BALTIMORE – UMBC senior right-hander Mac Gill held Maine to one unearned run on five hits over seven complete innings to give UMBC a 2-1 win in game two and earn a split of the America East doubleheader, Saturday at Alumni Field.

March 21, 2014
Retrievers Continue America East Play with Three-Game Home Set Versus Maine
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team hosts an America East rival for the second straight weekend as Maine comes to Alumni Field for a three-game series this weekend. The Retrievers and Black Bears are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 3:00 p.m. and then finish the weekend with a single game at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

March 19, 2014
Maryland Shuts Down UMBC, 6-0, in Rain-Soaked Affair
BEL AIR, Md. – In the first matchup between the in-state rivals since 2010, Maryland scored two early runs and tacked on four more in the seventh and eighth innings to defeat the UMBC baseball team, 6-0, Wednesday afternoon at Harford Community College.

March 18, 2014
UMBC Faces In-State Rival Maryland on Wednesday; Game Moved to Harford Community College
BALTIMORE – Due to inclement weather in the Baltimore-Washington metro area earlier in the week, Wednesday’s baseball game between UMBC and Maryland has been moved from College Park to Harford Community College. First pitch in Bel Air, Md. between the Retrievers and Terrapins is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

March 17, 2014
Dolshun Named America East Rookie of the Week; Retrievers’ Mid-Week Contest at Georgetown Postponed
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) has been named the America East Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.

March 16, 2014
Albany Rallies Late to Take Series Finale from UMBC, 6-4
BALTIMORE – UMBC jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of runs in both the first and second innings, but Albany rallied late to take the rubber game, 6-4, Sunday afternoon in America East play at Alumni Field.

March 15, 2014
UMBC Splits Doubleheader with Albany to Open America East Play
BALTIMORE – Freshman Andrew Casali lined a single up the middle in the bottom ninth and senior Brandon Coluccio scored from second as UMBC walked off with a 3-2 win over Albany in game one of an America East doubleheader, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. Albany came back and took game two, 9-7, behind a pair of three-run homeruns.

March 14, 2014
UMBC Opens 2014 Home Slate by Hosting Albany to Kick-Off America East Play
BALTIMORE – After starting the season with eight games on the road or at a neutral site, the UMBC baseball team opens the home portion of its 2014 schedule by hosting America East rival Albany for a three-game set this weekend. The Retrievers and Great Danes will meet for a doubleheader on Saturday, scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. at Alumni Field, and follow it with a single game on Sunday, also set for a noon first pitch.

March 12, 2014
Dolshun Caps Five-Run 6th with First Career Homer as UMBC Downs Navy, 8-3
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – UMBC freshman Hunter Dolshun smacked his first career homerun, a two-run shot to left, to cap a five-run sixth inning as the UMBC baseball team defeated Navy, 8-3, Wednesday afternoon at Max Bishop Stadium.

March 11, 2014
Schedule Change: UMBC Travels to Navy for Wednesday Afternoon Contest
BALTIMORE – Originally scheduled as the 2014 home opener for the UMBC baseball team, Thursday’s contest against Navy has been move up a day to Wednesday and shifted south to the Midshipmen’s home park, Max Bishop Stadium, in Annapolis, Md. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

March 10, 2014
Retriever Baseball Pounds out 15 Hits, but Falters Late in 8-7 Loss at Elon
ELON, N.C. – The UMBC baseball team pounded out a season-best 15 hits, led by sophomore shortstop Kevin Lachance who went 3-for-4, but Elon rallied for three runs in both the sixth and eighth innings to defeat the Retrievers, 8-7, Monday afternoon at Latham Park.

March 9, 2014
Coastal Carolina Rallies Past UMBC, 7-5, in Chanticleer Classic Finale
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Weekend host Coastal Carolina rallied for six runs in the bottom of the eighth to overturn a 5-1 deficit and rally past the UMBC baseball team for a 7-5 win, Sunday night in the Chanticleer Classic finale at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

March 8, 2014
UMBC Splits Two at Chanticleer Classic as Stephenson Shuts Down UNC Greensboro in Nightcap
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – UMBC sophomore right-hander Riley Stephenson threw 7.1 innings of shutout ball and junior Jonny Dierks finished it off for his first career save as the Retrievers defeated UNC Greensboro, 2-0, in the nightcap of the Chanticleer Classic, Saturday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelican Ballpark.

March 7, 2014
UMBC Baseball Heads South to Play in the Chanticleer Classic in Myrtle Beach; Retrievers to Play Elon Again on Monday in North Carolina
BALTIMORE – After opening the 2014 season at William and Mary last weekend, the UMBC baseball team continues its campaign by heading south once again, this time to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the Chanticleer Classic. The Retrievers will take on Elon and UNC Greensboro back-to-back on Saturday evening, and then face weekend host Coastal Carolina on Sunday.

March 2, 2014
Colon Homers but William and Mary Sweeps UMBC with 7-2 Win in Series Finale
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Sophomore Manny Colon hit a two-run homer in the eighth, but Host William and Mary scored four times in the first inning and added single tallies in the third, seventh, and eighth and swept the season-opening series from the UMBC baseball team by taking the series finale, 7-2, Sunday afternoon at Plumeri Park.

March 1, 2014
Colon Sparks Rally but UMBC Drops 15-6 Decision at William and Mary
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – UMBC sophomore catcher Manny Colon smacked a three-RBI double in the top of the sixth to give UMBC the lead, but William and Mary answered with nine runs in the bottom half of the inning and took game two of the three-game series, 15-6, Saturday afternoon at Plumeri Park.

February 28, 2014
UMBC Can’t Hold Off William and Mary’s Late Rally, Falls 2-1 in Season Opener
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – UMBC senior pitcher Mac Gill tossed six innings of shutout ball, but William and Mary rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Retrievers, 2-1, Friday afternoon at Plumeri Park in UMBC’s season opener.

February 27, 2014
UMBC Baseball Opens 2014 on the Road at William and Mary
BALTIMORE – For the third straight season, the UMBC baseball team opens the season on the road, this time kicking off the 2014 schedule with a three-game set at William and Mary. The Retrievers and Tribe will open the weekend with a 4:00 p.m. game on Friday, Feb. 28 at Plumeri Park and follow it with single games on Saturday and Sunday, with first pitch set for a 2:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively.

February 17, 2014
UMBC Baseball Looks to Take “Next Step” in 2014
BALTIMORE – Despite his team being picked sixth in the 2014 America East Preseason Poll by the league coaches, head coach Bob Mumma has higher aspirations for his Retrievers for the upcoming season. After making an eight-win improvement in 2013 from the previous season, UMBC looks to build on that success and make the America East Championships this time around.

February 4, 2014
UMBC Baseball Selected Sixth in the 2014 America East Preseason Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The UMBC baseball team has been selected sixth by the coaches of the America East in the 2014 America East Preseason poll, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning.

January 8, 2014
11 Dates, 15 Total Baseball Games to be Streamed Live on UMBCRetrievers.tv
BALTIMORE – For the second straight season, the UMBC baseball team will be featured live on UMBCRetrievers.tv with the Retrievers playing in front of the cameras on 11 separate dates and a total of 15 games. Each broadcast, brought to viewers free of charge via the America East Digital Network, will come complete with multiple camera angles, replays, and live commentary.

December 12, 2013
Coluccio and McCabe Selected as Captains to Lead UMBC Baseball in 2014
BALTIMORE – Seniors Brandon Coluccio and Rob McCabe have been selected to lead the UMBC baseball team for the 2014 season, head coach Bob Mumma announced on Thursday afternoon.

October 16, 2013
Baseball Unveils 2014 Regular Season Schedule
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball team will undertake a 48-game schedule for the 2014 season, third-year head coach Bob Mumma announced on Wednesday afternoon. The slate includes 20 games on campus at Alumni Field where the Retrievers went 11-12 last season, as well as non-conference trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Greenville, N.C.