2014-15 Softball News

  • Sharp, Schuler Honored As America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes
    May 28, 2015
    Sharp, Schuler Honored As America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes UMBC seniors Kathleen Sharp (Toms River, N.J./Toms River/Brookdale CC) and Eric Schuler (Columbia, Md./Reservoir) were honored as America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the conference office on Thursday. To be considered for the award, the student-athlete must be a graduating senior with a 3.75 or higher GPA.
  • UMBC Softball Garners Six Conference Honors
    May 06, 2015
    UMBC Softball Garners Six Conference Honors UMBC softball picked up six conference honors, as announced on Wednesday evening at the annual America East’s awards banquet.
  • UMBC Softball Falls in Season Finale at Stony Brook
    May 02, 2015
    UMBC Softball Falls in Season Finale at Stony Brook UMBC softball’s senior Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) moved up to eighth all-time at UMBC in career hits, going 1-for-2 in her final collegiate game on Saturday afternoon at University Field. The Retrievers fell 10-2 in six innings in the season finale against Stony Brook.
  • UMBC Softball Drops Doubleheader at Stony Brook
    May 01, 2015
    UMBC Softball Drops Doubleheader at Stony Brook UMBC softball struggled to get production from its bats in Friday afternoon’s America East doubleheader at University Field. Stony Brook tallied a pair of victories against the Retrievers on the day with a 4-0 win in game one and a 9-0 five-inning win in game two.
  • UMBC Softball Splits Midweek Doubleheader with Maine
    April 29, 2015
    UMBC Softball Splits Midweek Doubleheader with Maine UMBC softball came one out away from picking up a pair of critical America East victories in Wednesday afternoon’s neutral site doubleheader against Maine. The Retrievers came from behind for a 2-1 victory in game one behind a two-run double from junior Danielle O’Neill (Lothian, Md./Southern), but UMBC was unable to hold on to a 2-0 lead in the top of the seventh, falling 3-2 in game two at University Field on the campus of Stony Brook.
  • UMBC Softball Travels to Stony Brook for Five Games in Four Days
    April 28, 2015
    UMBC Softball Travels to Stony Brook for Five Games in Four Days UMBC softball closes out the regular-season with five games in four days at University Field on the campus of Stony Brook, as the Dawgs battle for a playoff spot. The Retrievers will take on Maine in a rescheduled doubleheader on Wednesday, April 29, with an 11 a.m. first pitch. The Dawgs will close out the year with a three-game series against Stony Brook, beginning with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Friday, May 1.
  • UMBC Softball Falls in Series Finale to Binghamton
    April 26, 2015
    UMBC Softball Falls in Series Finale to Binghamton UMBC softball dropped the America East series finale to Binghamton on Sunday afternoon at UMBC Softball Stadium, registering four hits and leaving seven runners on base in a 4-0 loss to the Bearcats.
  • UMBC Softball Drops AE Doubleheader to Binghamton
    April 25, 2015
    UMBC Softball Drops AE Doubleheader to Binghamton UMBC softball struggled to get clutch hits in Saturday’s America East doubleheader against Binghamton, stranding 21 runners on base in the two contests to drop both games of the doubleheader to the Bearcats. UMBC left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh of an 8-5 loss in game one before falling 5-1 in the day’s second game at UMBC Softball Stadium. Due to expected weather in the Baltimore area, the series finale on Sunday, April 26 has been moved to 1 p.m.
  • UMBC Softball Closes Out Home Schedule with Binghamton Series
    April 24, 2015
    UMBC Softball Closes Out Home Schedule with Binghamton Series UMBC softball closes out its regular season home schedule with a three-game series against Binghamton, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at UMBC Softball Stadium. The series finale is set for noon on Sunday, April 26.
  • UMBC Softball Drops Midweek Doubleheader To Towson
    April 23, 2015
    UMBC Softball Drops Midweek Doubleheader To Towson UMBC dropped both games of a Thursday afternoon doubleheader at UMBC Softball Stadium against nearby Towson University as the Tigers won 5-3 in game one before shutting out the Retrievers 7-0 in game two.
  • UMBC Softball Hosts Local-Rival Towson on Thursday
    April 22, 2015
    UMBC Softball Hosts Local-Rival Towson on Thursday UMBC softball returns home for their second non-conference doubleheader of the week on Thursday, April 23 when the Retrievers face Towson. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Splits at Mount St. Mary’s
    April 21, 2015
    UMBC Softball Splits at Mount St. Mary’s EMMITSBURG, Md. – UMBC softball’s sophomore Kaelin Jackson (Export, Pa./Franklin Regional) batted .600 with a .714 on-base percentage in Tuesday afternoon’s doubleheader at Mount St. Mary’s. The Retrievers defeated the Mount, 10-5, in game one, but Mount St. Mary’s picked up the split with a 4-2 win in the second game of the day at Meadows Field.
  • UMBC Softball Set to Battle Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday
    April 20, 2015
    UMBC Softball Set to Battle Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday UMBC softball hits the road for non-conference action on Tuesday, April 21 when the Retrievers battle Mount St. Mary’s in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. at Meadows Field.
  • UMBC Softball Edged on Senior Day by Lehigh
    April 18, 2015
    UMBC Softball Edged on Senior Day by Lehigh UMBC softball played tough on Senior Day, jumping ahead in both games against Lehigh, but the Retrievers were unable to hold on, dropping Saturday’s doubleheader against Lehigh at UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • Hall Shines for UMBC Softball in a Pair of Walk-Off Victories Against South Carolina State
    April 17, 2015
    Hall Shines for UMBC Softball in a Pair of Walk-Off Victories Against South Carolina State UMBC softball senior catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) launched the sixth home run of her career to become the 10th player in program history to record 200 hits in her career in game one of Friday’s non-conference doubleheader against South Carolina State at UMBC Softball Stadium. The Retrievers combined for 25 hits in the two games en route to a pair of walk-off six inning victories, including a 14-6 win in game one and a 12-4 victory in game two.
  • UMBC Softball Hosts a Pair of Non-Conference Doubleheaders Over the Weekend
    April 16, 2015
    UMBC Softball Hosts a Pair of Non-Conference Doubleheaders Over the Weekend UMBC softball continues non-conference action on its America East bye-week by hosting a pair of doubleheaders at UMBC Softball Stadium over the weekend. The Retrievers will welcome South Carolina State to Baltimore on Friday, April 17 with a 1 p.m. first pitch, followed by a Saturday, April 18 doubleheader against Lehigh. Saturday will mark Senior Day for the Retrievers, which will be celebrated between the 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. doubleheader.
  • UMBC Softball Schedule Updates
    April 16, 2015
    UMBC Softball Schedule Updates UMBC Softball Head Coach Joe French has announced a handful of schedule changes for the Retrievers, including a makeup doubleheader against America East foe Maine.
  • UMBC Softball Splits Doubleheader at La Salle
    April 15, 2015
    UMBC Softball Splits Doubleheader at La Salle UMBC softball registered 14 hits in Tuesday’s non-conference doubleheader against La Salle, but the Retrievers used all of their offense in game one as a pair of three-run home runs helped UMBC to defeat La Salle, 6-1, but the Explorers held the Retrievers to two hits en route to a 6-0 victory in game two.
  • UMBC Softball Steps Out of Conference Play for Midweek Doubleheader at La Salle
    April 14, 2015
    UMBC Softball Steps Out of Conference Play for Midweek Doubleheader at La Salle UMBC softball steps out of America East play for a doubleheader at La Salle on Wednesday, April 15. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m. at West Campus Field.
  • UMBC Softball Drops Sunday Doubleheader at Albany
    April 12, 2015
    UMBC Softball Drops Sunday Doubleheader at Albany UMBC softball dropped the first two games of its conference slate to Albany on Sunday, falling in a tough 11-6 battle in game one and suffering a 1-0 setback in the rubber match at Albany Field. Senior Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) drove in a pair of runs on the day with a double, moving her into a tie for fourth on UMBC’s all-time RBI list (137) and sixth on the Retrievers’ all-time doubles list (42).
  • UMBC Softball Edges Albany in Series Opener, 3-2
    April 11, 2015
    UMBC Softball Edges Albany in Series Opener, 3-2 UMBC softball’s junior infielder Bridget O’Malley (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough) drove in a pair of runs on a single up the middle in the top of the fifth inning to help the Retrievers take the series opener against Albany on Saturday afternoon at Albany Field and remain unbeaten in league play. Game two of the day was pushed back to Sunday, April 12, which will now feature a doubleheader starting at 11:30 a.m. at Albany Field.
  • UMBC Softball Hits the Road for Weekend Series at Albany
    April 10, 2015
    UMBC Softball Hits the Road for Weekend Series at Albany UMBC softball looks to defend its unbeaten America East record (6-0) over the weekend when it travels to Albany for a three-game series on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12. Saturday’s doubleheader is set to begin at 1 p.m. at Albany Field, followed by a single game set for noon on Sunday.
  • UMBC Softball’s Alexander Earns Second Straight Conference Honor
    April 07, 2015
    UMBC Softball’s Alexander Earns Second Straight Conference Honor UMBC softball’s Tori Alexander (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge Senior) earned her second straight America East Rookie of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
  • UMBC Softball Completes Series Sweep of UMass Lowell to Remain Unbeaten in America East Action
    April 04, 2015
    UMBC Softball Completes Series Sweep of UMass Lowell to Remain Unbeaten in America East Action UMBC softball completed a series sweep of UMass Lowell, defeating the River Hawks, 10-2, in five innings in the weekend finale on Saturday at River View Field, to remain undefeated in America East action.
  • Alexander Guides UMBC Softball to Friday DH Sweep of UMass Lowell; Saturday Time Change
    April 03, 2015
    Alexander Guides UMBC Softball to Friday DH Sweep of UMass Lowell; Saturday Time Change UMBC softball’s freshman Tori Alexander (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge Senior) launched the first two home runs of her career en route to an eight-RBI day to help the Retrievers sweep Friday's America East doubleheader against UMass Lowell at River View Field. The Retrievers defeated the River Hawks, 13-3, in game one and followed with a 5-1 win in game two. The series finale game time has been pushed back to noon on Saturday.
  • UMBC Softball Returns to America East Action at UMass Lowell; Friday Game Times Moved Up
    April 02, 2015
    UMBC Softball Returns to America East Action at UMass Lowell; Friday Game Times Moved Up UMBC softball returns to America East action with a three-game series against UMass Lowell set for Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. Friday’s doubleheader has been pushed up to 11 a.m., followed by the series finale on Saturday at 11 a.m. at River View Field.
  • UMBC Softball’s Alexander and Hall Earn Conference Honors
    March 31, 2015
    UMBC Softball’s Alexander and Hall Earn Conference Honors UMBC softball’s Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) and Tori Alexander (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge Senior) helped the Retrievers take two of three America East weekly awards, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
  • UMBC Softball Snaps Win Streak; Retrievers Fall to George Washington, 6-3
    March 31, 2015
    UMBC Softball Snaps Win Streak; Retrievers Fall to George Washington, 6-3 UMBC softball’s senior Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) registered her third home run of the season, but the Retrievers were unable to overcome a five-run deficit, falling to George Washington, 6-3, in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Completes Series Sweep of Hartford
    March 30, 2015
    UMBC Softball Completes Series Sweep of Hartford UMBC softball completed the series sweep of Hartford with a 10-1 five-inning victory against the Hawks on Monday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Hartford to Help French to 400th Victory at UMBC
    March 29, 2015
    UMBC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Hartford to Help French to 400th Victory at UMBC UMBC softball swept Sunday’s doubleheader against Hartford to help head coach Joe French earn his 400th victory with the program. The Retrievers outscored the Hawks, 19-1, in a pair of five-inning America East contests at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Set for Matchups Against Hartford and George Washington
    March 28, 2015
    UMBC Softball Set for Matchups Against Hartford and George Washington UMBC softball is set for four games in three days at the UMBC Softball Stadium, with a three-game series set for Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30 against America East foe Hartford and a Tuesday, March 31 matchup versus George Washington.
  • UMBC Softball Moves Hartford Series Back a Day
    March 26, 2015
    UMBC Softball Moves Hartford Series Back a Day Due to expected weather in the Baltimore area, UMBC softball has pushed back its series against Maine. The three-game matchup was set to begin with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 28 at the UMBC Softball Stadium, but now will begin with a doubleheader on Sunday, March 29 and a single game on Monday, March 30. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday and 1 p.m. on Monday.
  • UMBC Softball Schedule Update; Retrievers Move DH Versus Morgan State
    March 25, 2015
    UMBC Softball Schedule Update; Retrievers Move DH Versus Morgan State UMBC softball has moved its doubleheader against Morgan State, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, back to Wednesday, April 29. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • Team Effort Helps UMBC Softball Sweep UMES
    March 25, 2015
    Team Effort Helps UMBC Softball Sweep UMES UMBC softball batted .415 in Wednesday’s doubleheader against UMES en route to scoring 15 runs as the Retrievers defeated the Hawks in a pair of contests in non-conference action at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Entertains UMES in Midweek Doubleheader
    March 24, 2015
    UMBC Softball Entertains UMES in Midweek Doubleheader After getting rained out in its America East opener over the weekend, UMBC softball returns to action on Wednesday, March 25 when the Retrievers host UMES in a midweek doubleheader. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball’s Neal Named America East Rookie of the Week
    March 23, 2015
    UMBC Softball’s Neal Named America East Rookie of the Week UMBC softball’s Emily Neal (Bear, Del./Caravel Academy) picked up her first America East Rookie of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
  • Field Conditions Force Sunday Cancellations for UMBC Softball
    March 22, 2015
    Field Conditions Force Sunday Cancellations for UMBC Softball Due to wet field conditions at the UMBC Softball Stadium, the Retrievers were forced to cancel their Sunday doubleheader against Maine. A reschedule date has yet to be determined.
  • UMBC Softball Cancels Saturday Doubleheader Against Maine
    March 21, 2015
    UMBC Softball Cancels Saturday Doubleheader Against Maine Due to yesterday’s snow, UMBC softball has cancelled Saturday’s doubleheader against Maine at the UMBC Softball Stadium. Sunday’s single game has now been switched to a doubleheader with first pitch set for 2 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Hosts Maine in America East Opening Series
    March 20, 2015
    UMBC Softball Hosts Maine in America East Opening Series UMBC softball opens its America East slate with a three-game series against Maine over the weekend. Due to expected precipitation in the Baltimore area on Friday, the series with begin with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, March 21. The series will conclude with a single game at noon on Sunday at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
  • UMBC Softball Pushes Back Conference Opening Series
    March 18, 2015
    UMBC Softball Pushes Back Conference Opening Series Due to expected rainfall in the Baltimore area on Friday, March 20, UMBC softball has pushed back its America East opening series against Maine to Saturday and Sunday.
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