Retrievers Use Late Rally to Defeat Coppin State
March 18, 2012
BALTIMORE -- Curtis Schickner broke a 4-4 deadlock with an RBI single in the top of the seventh inning and UMBC went on to a 12-4 victory over Coppin State on Sunday in Joe Cannon Stadium.
With the game tied, and the bases loaded, Schickner drove a single through the right side that scored Anthony Gatto with the go-ahead run and gave the Retrievers a 5-4 lead.
UMBC (5-10) added two more runs in the seventh inning and then added a single run in the eighth and four more runs in the ninth inning to pull away from Coppin State.
Schickner had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead UMBC, while Brian Klukowicz added two RBI. Rob McCabe, Ian Glassman, Jason Allinder, D.J. Smith and Vice Corbi each had two hits for UMBC.
Coppin State (0-16) got two hits and an RBI from Mike Wright, while John Walls, Ian Arciaga and Jordan Ellis each had hits.
Mac Gill went seven innings and allowed no earned runs, while striking out seven batters to pick up the victory for UMBC
Michael Roberts took the loss in relief for Coppin State as he allowed three earned runs in 2.0 innings of work.
UMBC took an early first-inning lead when Max Himmelstein singled in Rob McCabe who had singled to lead off the game.
Coppin State took the lead by scoring two runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Wright singled to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dawan Smith.
Walls followed with an infield single and both runners moved up on a wild pitch.The Eagles tied the game at 1-1 when Jesse Savage reached on a throwing error.
Walls would later score on a balk giving Coppin State a 2-1 lead after three innings.
UMBC regained the lead by scoring three times in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-2 lead.
The Eagles answered right back by plating two runs in the bottom of the inning.
Savage reached on an error to lead off the inning and moved to second base when Alex Brown drew a walk.
After a pop out and a force play at second base, Ellis delivered a base hit up the middle which allowed Savage to score and brought CSU to within 4-3.
Wright followed with a single to left bringing home Jones with the tying run.