2014-15 Baseball News
May 21, 2015
Retrievers Get All-Around Performance in 9-5 Victory Against Maine; First Win at #AEChamps in Program History
UMBC got their first America East Championship win, with a 9-5 victory against Maine on Thursday. The Retrievers advance to 33-18 on the year, thanks in part to 3-3 performance at the plate.
May 20, 2015
UMBC Takes Three of Four Major Awards; Ten Earn America East All-Conference Distinction
The America East released their annual All-Conference Teams on Wednesday. Ten different Retrievers made the First Team, Second Team or All-Rookie Team. In addition, freshman Matt Chanin (Olney, Md./Sherwood) was name Rookie of the Year, junior Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas, Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip College) was named Pitcher of the Year, and Coach Bob Mumma was named Coach of the Year.
May 19, 2015
UMBC Baseball Travels to LeLacheur Park for America East Tournament
UMBC baseball will head to Lowell, Mass. for their first America East Tournament appearance since 2008, and will take on Maine in game one. The four team, double elimination style tournament will be played at LeLacheur Park, home of the Lowell Spinners.
May 18, 2015
Wozniak Earns America East Co-Pitcher of the Week Honors
UMBC junior Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip) was named America East Co-Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Wozniak helped the Retrievers clinch the two seed in the America East Playoffs with their win on Friday, their first appearance since 2008.
May 16, 2015
UMBC Falls, 7-3, to Hartford in Regular Season Finale on Saturday
UMBC baseball fell 7-3 on Saturday in the season finale to Hartford. The Retrievers end the regular season at 32-18, 14-10 AE and will head to the America East Tournament as the two seed. UMBC ends the regular season with a 20-3 record at home, their best in program history.
May 15, 2015
Retrievers Split With Hartford; Clinch Two Seed in America East Playoffs
The UMBC baseball team split the doubleheader with Hartford on Friday, losing game one 1-0 and winning game two 4-0. UMBC improves to 32-17, 14-9 AE on the year heading to the final game of the regular season. With the win, UMBC wraps the two seed in the upcoming AE Tournament.
May 14, 2015
UMBC Baseball Closes Out 2015 Regular Season with Three Game Set Against Hartford
UMBC baseball comes into the series with Hartford at 31-16, 13-8 AE on the year, and are winners of their last 13 games. The series with the Hawks will close out the regular season, as both teams are fighting for playoff seeding.
May 13, 2015
Jamie Switalski Earns ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors
UMBC freshman Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) picked up another award this week, being named ECAC Division I South Rookie of the Week. Switalski earned the honor after his stellar performance last week for the Retrievers, helping the team improve to 31-16 and improving their win streak to 13 games.
May 12, 2015
Retrievers Defeat Georgetown, 4-1 on Tuesday; Improve Win Streak to 13 Games
The Retrievers defeated the Hoyas 4-1 on Tuesday behind solid pitching to move to 31-16 on the year. The win also improves their win streak to 13 games, as Anthony Gatto led the way with two RBI.
May 11, 2015
Switalski Named America East Rookie of the Week
UMBC baseball freshman Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) earned America East Rookie of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Switalski led the Retriever attack this weekend, as the team reached 30 wins for the first time since 2002. The weekend sweep over Albany also clinched a playoff spot for UMBC for the first time since 2008, as their win streak improved to 12 games.
May 11, 2015
Red Hot UMBC Baseball Entertains Georgetown in Mid-Week Action on Tuesday
UMBC baseball reached 30 wins for the first time since 2002 with a 6-5 victory against Albany on Sunday. The win pushed the team’s win streak to 12 games, and they will put that win streak to the test with a mid-week matchup against Georgetown on Tuesday.
May 10, 2015
UMBC Sweeps Albany, Clinches Playoff Spot With 6-5 Win On Sunday
UMBC baseball recorded their 30th win, and 12th win in a row overall in a 6-5 win on Sunday against Albany. The Retrievers also locked up the two seed in the upcoming America East Playoffs, and now sit at 30-16, 13-8 AE on the year.
May 9, 2015
Retrievers Sweep Double Header With Albany; Improve Win Streak to 11 Games
UMBC rallied in extra innings to sweep the first two games of the series with Albany. With the win, UMBC moves to 29-16, 12-8 AE on the year, and improve their win streak to 11 games.
May 8, 2015
UMBC Hosts Albany in a Key America East Series This Weekend
UMBC baseball continues their nine game home stand with a trio of America East contests against Albany this weekend. With their wins this week, UMBC secured their first winning season since 2002.
May 6, 2015
Barnes, Retrievers Blank UMES 5-0 on Wednesday
The Retrievers extended their win streak to nine with a 5-0 win against UMES on Wednesday. UMBC gave up just two hits on the day.
May 5, 2015
Mikush Records Record; Retrievers Win 16-5 on Tuesday
UMBC clawed back for a big 16-5 win against Towson to improve to 26-16 on the year. Denis Mikush recorded the single season saves record with his sixth of the season.
May 4, 2015
UMBC Baseball on Seven Game Win Streak; Hosts Towson and UMES in Mid-Week Action
UMBC has a pair of mid-week contests this week, hosting Towson and UMES at Alumni Field on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Retrievers are 25-16, 10-8 AE on the year, their best season since 2008.
May 3, 2015
UMBC Sweeps Season Series with Binghamton, Win 9-7 on Sunday
The UMBC baseball team continued their winning ways by defeating the Bearcats 9-7 on Sunday. The Retrievers improve to 25-16, 10-8 AE on the year.
May 2, 2015
Retrievers Sweep Double Header Against Binghamton on Saturday
UMBC baseball swept the Bearcats on Saturday by scores of 3-1 and 6-3. The Retrievers move to 24-16, 9-8 AE on the year.
May 1, 2015
UMBC Travels to Binghamton for Crucial America East Weekend
UMBC baseball travels to Binghamton for an important America East series this weekend. The Retrievers and Bearcats are looking to put themselves in playoff position with just three conference weekends left.
April 28, 2015
UMBC Defeats George Mason, 6-4; Record Most Wins in a Season Since 2008
UMBC baseball improved their win streak to three with a 6-4 win against George Mason on Tuesday. The Retrievers recorded 13 hits in the contest to move to 21-16, the most wins in a season since 2008.
April 27, 2015
UMBC Baseball Starts Five Game Road Trip at George Mason and UMES This Week
UMBC has a pair of mid-week contests this week, traveling to George Mason and UMES on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Retrievers most recently took two of three from Maine to reach 20 wins for the first time since 2008.
April 26, 2015
Retrievers Rally, Comeback to Defeat Maine 6-3 on Sunday
UMBC baseball defeated the Black Bears, 6-3 on Sunday behind the bat of Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville). Lachance blasted a two-run home run to give UMBC the win.
April 25, 2015
Baseball Splits Double Header with Maine on Saturday
UMBC baseball split their double header with Maine on Saturday. The Retrievers fell 6-5 in game one, and won the second game 3-2 behind a masterful performance from Conrad Wozniak. The Retrievers move to 19-16, 6-8 AE on the year.
April 24, 2015
UMBC and Maine Clash in Key America East Series This Weekend
UMBC baseball will host the Maine Black Bears in a three game America East series at Alumni Field this weekend. The Retrievers come in at 18-15, 5-7 AE on the year, and are winners of their last two. UMBC knocked off Navy 9-1 and Coppin State 9-6 in mid-week action this week to remain a perfect 11-0 at home this year.
April 22, 2015
Retrievers Continue Winning Ways, Down Coppin State 9-6
UMBC baseball won their second game in a row, 9-6 against Coppin State on Wednesday. With the win, UMBC moves to 18-15 on the year and a perfect 11-0 at home.
April 21, 2015
Retrievers Sink Midshipmen, 9-1, on Tuesday
UMBC baseball picked up a 9-1 mid-week win against Navy on Tuesday. Nick Naumann and Vince Corbi led the way offensively to move to 17-15 on the year. The defense turned four double plays on the day, as Navy left five runners on base.
April 20, 2015
UMBC Baseball Travels to Navy; Hosts Coppin State in Mid-Week Action
UMBC has a pair of mid-week contests this week, traveling to Navy on Tuesday before hosting Coppin State on Wednesday. The Retrievers are 16-15, 5-7 AE after losing two of three against UMass Lowell this past weekend.
April 19, 2015
UMBC Baseball Drops Series Finale, 10-5, to UMass Lowell on Sunday
The Retrievers fell in the series finale against UMass Lowell, 10-5 on Sunday. The Retrievers climbed back into the game of a Kevin Lachance (Clifton, Va./Centreville) home run, but the River Hawks scored the next five runs to gain the victory. UMBC falls to 16-15, 5-7 AE on the year with the loss.
April 18, 2015
Barnes, Retrievers Split Saturday Double Dip with UMass Lowell on Saturday
The UMBC baseball team took game one of the double header in comeback fashion, before falling in game two. The Retrievers move to 16-14, 5-6 AE on the year heading into the series clinching game tomorrow.
April 17, 2015
Retrievers Set for America East Series With UMass Lowell This Weekend
UMBC baseball will hit the road for a three game America East set with the River Hawks this weekend. The Retrievers are coming off a 20-5 win against Mount St. Mary’s this past Wednesday, and sit at 15-13, 4-5 AE on the season.
April 15, 2015
UMBC Records 23 Hits; Win 20-5 Against Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday
The UMBC baseball team recorded 23 hits in a 20-5 win against Mount St. Mary’s. The win moves the Retrievers to 15-13 on the year.
April 14, 2015
UMBC Baseball Entertains Mount St. Mary’s In Mid-Week Action
UMBC baseball will look to complete the season sweep of the Mountaineers at Alumni Field on Wednesday. The Retrievers come in at 14-13, 4-5 AE after getting swept by Stony Brook this past weekend.
April 12, 2015
Retrievers Fall, 6-0, in Series Finale Against Stony Brook
The UMBC baseball team fell 6-0 on Sunday, as Stony Brook completed the sweep of the Retrievers. UMBC falls to 14-13, 4-5 AE on the year.
April 11, 2015
Retrievers Drop Double Header Against Stony Brook
The Retrievers fell in both games of the double header with Stony Brook on Saturday. The losses drop UMBC to 14-12, 4-4 AE on the year.
April 9, 2015
UMBC Baseball Travels to Stony Brook for Key America East Series
UMBC baseball will hit the road for a three game America East set with the Seawolves this weekend. The Retrievers have won their last four games to move to 14-10, 4-2 AE on the year.
April 7, 2015
Retrievers Rally for 10-5 Win Against George Washington on Tuesday
The UMBC baseball team picked up a big 10-5 win against George Washington on Tuesday at Alumni Field. The win moves the Retrievers to 14-10 on the year, and a perfect 9-0 at home.
April 6, 2015
Retrievers Host George Washington on Tuesday Night
UMBC baseball will look for revenge against George Washington on Tuesday in Baltimore. The Retrievers are coming off a three game sweep of Saint Peter’s this past weekend.
April 4, 2015
UMBC Completes Sweep of Saint Peter's; Remains Perfect at Home
The UMBC baseball team moved to 13-10 on the year with a double header sweep of Saint Peter’s on Saturday. UMBC used solid pitching from both starters to secure the wins.
April 3, 2015
Retrievers Clip Peacocks, 11-6 on Friday Afternoon
The UMBC baseball team picked up their eleventh win of the year with an 11-6 win against Saint Peter’s on Friday. The Retrievers mustered 13 hits in the win.
April 2, 2015
Retrievers Host Saint Peter’s For Three Game Set This Weekend
UMBC baseball will host the Peacocks in a three game series this Friday and Saturday at Alumni Field. The Retrievers are 10-10 on the year, having dropped their most recent matchup with George Washington.
March 31, 2015
UMBC Has Six Game Win Streak Snapped; Fall 6-4 to George Washington
UMBC baseball saw their six game win streak come to an end on Tuesday with a 6-4 defeat at the hands of George Washington. The Retrievers fall to 10-10 on the year.
March 31, 2015
Gatto, Chanin Earn America East Co-Player and Rookie of the Week
UMBC redshirt junior Anthony Gatto (Hauppauge, N.Y./Smithtown West) and freshman Matt Chanin (Olney, Md./Sherwood) earned Co-Player and Rookie of the Week respectively. The duo were honored following their strong performances this week, where the Retrievers went 5-0 to move to 10-9, 4-2 AE on the year.
March 30, 2015
Red Hot UMBC Baseball Takes Six Game Win Streak to George Washington on Tuesday
UMBC baseball looks to extend their six game win streak, as they travel to George Washington on Tuesday for mid-week action. The Retrievers have won six of their last seven, including going 5-0 this past week. UMBC is 10-9, 4-2 AE on the year.
March 29, 2015
UMBC Completes Sweep of Binghamton on Sunday
UMBC baseball completed the sweep of America East rival Binghamton on Sunday. UMBC won game one 3-1, and the second game 4-0. UMBC improves to 10-9, 4-2 AE on the year.
March 28, 2015
Walk Off! Gatto's Home Run in the 13th Completes the Comeback Win for UMBC
UMBC baseball completed a nine run come from behind victory on Saturday against Binghamton. Anthony Gatto hit the walk off home run in the 13th to move the Retrievers to 8-9, 2-2 AE on the year.
March 27, 2015
UMBC Baseball Continues Home Stand; Hosts Defending America East Champion Binghamton This Weekend
The UMBC baseball team will conclude their four game home stand with an America East matchup against Binghamton on Saturday and Sunday. UMBC is 7-9, 1-2 AE after winning three of their last four.
March 25, 2015
UMBC Picks Up Big 2-0 Win Against Navy on Wednesday
UMBC picked up a big 2-0 shutout victory against Navy on Wednesday. The win moves the Retrievers to 7-9 on the year.
March 24, 2015
UMBC Comes From Behind to Take 4-3 Victory Over Mount St. Mary's
UMBC had to scratch and claw, but found themselves on the right side of a 4-3 win against Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday. UMBC improves to 6-9 on the year.
March 23, 2015
Casali, Zinda Earn America East Player and Rookie of the Week Honors
Sophomore Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) and freshman Brady Zinda (Woodbridge, Va./Hylton) earned America East Player and Rookie of the Week respectively, as announce by the conference on Monday.
March 23, 2015
UMBC Takes on Mount St. Mary’s, Navy in Mid-Week Action on Tuesday and Wednesday
UMBC baseball will look to extend their winning ways, with a pair of mid-week games against Mount St. Mary’s and Navy this week. The Retrievers will travel to Emmitsburg on Tuesday before returning home to face the Midshipmen on Wednesday.
March 21, 2015
UMBC Drops Opener; Wins Nightcap in Double-Header With Citadel
UMBC split the double dip with the Bulldogs on Saturday. UMBC fell 5-3 in the opener, and won 8-5 in comeback fashion in the nightcap. UMBC is now 5-9 on the year.
March 20, 2015
Retrievers Fall, 13-6, to The Citadel on Friday
The UMBC baseball saw their two game win streak come to an end at the hands of the Citadel on Friday, 13-6. The Retrievers got down early and never recovered as they fall to 4-8 on the year.
March 19, 2015
UMBC Baseball Looks to Continue Their Winning Ways at The Citadel
UMBC baseball will take their two game win streak to South Carolina for a three game set against the Citadel. UMBC sits at 4-7 on the year.
March 18, 2015
UMBC Blanks Towson, 12-0, Behind Strong Showing From Barnes
The Retrievers shut out the Tigers, 12-0, on Wednesday to move to 4-7 on the year. The bats came alive for the second straight day as UMBC put up 14 hits on Wednesday.
March 17, 2015
UMBC Puts Up 19 Hits En Route to a 12-2 Win Against NJIT
UMBC got a solid performance from hurler Matt Chanin in a 12-2 win against NJIT. The Retrievers move to 3-7 on the year.
March 17, 2015
Vanderplas Garners America East Pitcher of the Week Honors
UMBC redshirt junior Joe Vanderplas (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax/Tennessee) earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Joe pitched a complete game win against Hartford on Sunday to give UMBC their first conference win of the year.
March 16, 2015
Retrievers Rally, But Fall 6-4 to Hartford in Rubber Game of Series
The Retrievers took an lead in the seventh inning, but Hartford responded with five runs in the bottom half of the inning to win 6-4 in the rubber match. UMBC falls to 2-7, 1-2 AE on the year.
March 15, 2015
Retrievers Split Double-Header with Hartford on Saturday
UMBC took the first game of the double dip with Hawks, thanks to a masterful performance by Joe Vanderplas. The Retrievers would drop the second game to move to 2-6, 1-1 AE on the year.
March 13, 2015
Baseball Opens America East Play in Hartford This Weekend; Followed by NJIT and Towson Mid-Week
UMBC baseball will kick off their 12th America East campaign against the Hawks on Sunday and Monday. Originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, the three game set was pushed back a day to get the field ready for play due to the recent weather. UMBC sits at 1-5 on the year, having dropped the past four games.
March 10, 2015
Wozniak Earns America East Pitcher of the Week Honors
UMBC junior Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress/Frank Phillip College) earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
March 9, 2015
UMBC Baseball Versus Richmond Cancelled
For the second time this season against the Spiders, UMBC has cancelled their match up, set for tomorrow, due to field conditions.
March 8, 2015
UMBC Falls, 1-0 in Closely Contested Game Against Toledo to End Coastal Carolina Invitational
UMBC baseball suffered its fourth straight setback at the hands of Toledo on Sunday afternoon. The Retrievers and Rockets each managed five hits, but it was Toledo who scored the lone run of the day.
March 7, 2015
Spartans Defeat the Retrievers, 5-0, on Saturday
The UMBC baseball team fell 5-0 to Michigan State on Saturday. The Retrievers only mustered three hits on the day, as the Spartans took control with a four run second inning. The loss drops UMBC to 1-4 on the year.
March 6, 2015
UMBC Falls 8-1 to Michigan to Open Coastal Carolina Invitational
UMBC baseball jumped ahead against the Wolverines, but Michigan answered with eight straight runs to win 8-1. The Retrievers were led by Nick Naumann (Essex, Md./John Carroll/Chestnut Hill) who went 2-3 on the day with two singles.
March 5, 2015
UMBC Returns to the Diamond at Coastal Carolina Invitational
UMBC baseball will get back on the field at the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Retrievers will play three games against Michigan, Michigan State, and Toledo.
March 4, 2015
Baseball Versus James Madison Cancelled
UMBC versus James Madison, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 has been cancelled due to weather.
March 3, 2015
UMBC Baseball Versus Coppin State Postponed
UMBC versus Coppin State, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 has been postponed due to field conditions and weather.
March 3, 2015
Dolshun Earns America East Player of the Week Honors
UMBC sophomore Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) was named America East Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday. Dolshun helped the Retrievers go 1-2 this past weekend in South Carolina.
March 2, 2015
Baseball Versus Georgetown on Tuesday Postponed
UMBC versus Georgetown, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 has been postponed due to field conditions and weather.
March 1, 2015
Saturday's Game Vs. Richmond Cancelled
UMBC baseball versus Richmond, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to field conditions and weather in the Goose Creek area.
February 28, 2015
Retrievers Rally, But Fall 7-5 to Lafayette on Saturday
UMBC fell 7-5 against Lafayette on Saturday. The Retrievers fell behind 7-2 early, but could not complete the comeback as they fall to 1-2 on the year.
February 27, 2015
UMBC Splits Opening Doubleheader; Loses 3-2 to Richmond, Downs Lafayette 4-1
UMBC baseball opened the 2015 campaign by splitting their opening doubleheader with Richmond (L, 2-3) and Lafayette (W, 4-1). Dierks got the win in the nightcap, pitching 2.2 innings of relief.
February 26, 2015
Baseball Opens Season Against Lafayette, Richmond in South Carolina
UMBC baseball will finally get the season rolling after having their previous series with North Carolina A&T and Towson getting cancelled. The Retrievers will enter 2015 looking to improve on their 17-29, 7-17 AE. UMBC will be looking to make the America East playoffs for the first time since 2008.
February 24, 2015
UMBC Versus Lafayette Series Moved to Thomasville, N.C.
The UMBC series versus Lafayette, originally slated to be held in Baltimore, has been moved to Thomasville, N.C. due to the recent weather in the area.
February 23, 2015
UMBC Baseball Versus Towson Postponed
UMBC baseball versus Towson on Wednesday, February 25 has been postponed due to the winter weather in the area. No make-up date has been announced.
February 19, 2015
Baseball Opening Weekend at North Carolina A&T Cancelled
UMBC baseball's opening weekend against the Aggies has been cancelled due to weather. The Retreivers are set to play a mid-week game against Towson on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The meeting with the Tigers will begin at 2:30 p.m. from Schuerholz Park.
February 11, 2015
UMBC Baseball Set For Big Things in 2015
UMBC baseball will open the 2015 season at North Carolina A&T for a three game set Feb. 20-22. This year, coach Bob Mumma says his team will compete for the top spot in a very deep America East. Last year’s champions, Binghamton University, will look to repeat but will have tough competition in Stony Brook and Hartford.
February 4, 2015
Help Choose the Jersey Combo for UMBC Baseball's Home Opener
UMBC baseball needs your help in choosing what uniform combination to wear at their home opener on February 28.
February 3, 2015
UMBC Baseball Picked to Finish Sixth in Preseason Poll
The UMBC baseball team has been selected to finish in sixth place, according the coaches of the America East in the 2015 America East Preseason Poll. The poll was announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
December 23, 2014
Coach Mumma Signs Five to National Letters of Intent
Head Coach Bob Mumma has signed five players to National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season.
October 23, 2014
UMBC Baseball Releases 2015 Slate
UMBC baseball head coach Bob Mumma released the 2015 slate on Friday. The schedule features 25 home contests, as well as three games at the Coastal Carolina Tournament against a pair of Big Ten schools.
July 31, 2014
UMBC Baseball Welcomes 12 Newcomers for 2015 Season
BALTIMORE – The UMBC baseball program has added 12 newcomers for the upcoming 2015 season, Retriever head coach Bob Mumma announced on Thursday afternoon. The Retrievers, who start fall practice in September, will welcome six pitchers, two catchers, two infielders, and two outfielders to the program.
July 15, 2014
Dolshun and Mikush Selected as Summer League All-Stars
BALTIMORE – UMBC rising sophomore Hunter Dolshun and rising junior Denis Mikush have been selected as All-Stars in their respective summer baseball leagues. Dolshun has spent the 2014 summer in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCL) with the Riverhead Tomcats while Mikush has been pitching for the Vienna River Dogs in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL).