March 30, 2006
Baltimore, MD - After being shutout in game one 5-0, Brown was able to rebound and knock in four runs in the second game. But that wasn't enough as UMBC completed the afternoon sweep of the Bears winning game two 7-4. Brown now falls 8-16 overall on the season.
In the game one loss, freshman Kristen Schindler recorded the loss, surrendering four runs on four hits including two homeruns in five innings of play. With the Bears trailing 1-0 after one inning of play, freshman Kelsey Wilson hit a lead-off single in the second and advanced to second on a throwing error by UMBC's left fielder. After a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Amy Baxter, Wilson made her way to third putting her only sixty feet away from scoring. Brown was unable to bring Wilson in as sophomore Linnea Anderson grounded out and senior Sarah Wilson struck out for the Bears final two outs of the inning. Wilson finished the game going 2-3, tallying half of the Bear's hits in the game one loss.
In game two the Bears were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead after their first at bat. Senior Mary Seid made her way to first base after being hit by a pitch and was moved into scoring position after a sacrifice bunt by junior Melissa Ota. After senior Jaimie Wirkowski drew a walk, next batter Wilson was able to make her way to second on an error, while Wirkowski moved to third and Seid was tagged out by the third baseman on a fielder's choice. Wirkowski crossed the plate a short time later when the Retriever's hurler fired a wild pitch, bringing in Brown's first run of the afternoon.
The lead was short lived, as UMBC saw two runs come in for the 2-1 lead after one inning of play. Finding themselves down 7-1 going into the final inning Brown was able to rally, but the six run deficit was too much as the Bears were only able to bring in three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
After three infield errors by UMBC the Bears were able to load the bases as Wilson stood at third, freshman Ava Amini at second and Seid was at first. Ota's infield single to the Retriever's third baseman brought in Wilson and kept the bases loaded with no outs. After a Wirkowski flied out to center field for the first out, Amini was able to bring in the third run on a UMBC wild pitch putting cutting the deficit to four runs. Seid came in on Wilson's sacrifice fly to center field for Brown's final run of the day. Freshman Michelle Moses recorded the loss on the mound striking out four while surrendering seven runs, six earned on ten hits in six innings of time for the Bears.
The Bears will look to snap their six game skid when they take on Monmouth in a doubleheader match-up on Saturday, April 1, as the first pitch will be thrown at noon.