Greenville, NC – Freshman Sierra Pierce (Youngstown, Ohio/Jackson-Milton) hit her first career home run, but it wasn't enough as the Retrievers fell 13-2, in five innings, to Towson on Saturday in day two of the Pirate Clash.
Pierce's third inning blast down the left field line put UMBC (0-3) on the board and cut the Tiger lead to 3-1.
Towson (6-2), however, responded with 10 runs over the next two innings to put the game away.
Senior Kim Puccio (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) started the game in the circle, receiving the loss after two innings and three runs allowed.
UMBC's game against the host ECU has been rescheduled to Sunday at 2 p.m. due to inclement weather. The Retrievers will first take on Saint Joseph's at 9:30 a.m.