Annapolis, Md.— The Retrievers got a solid start from Jacob Christian (Nokesville, Va./Patriot to win their sixth of their last seven, 10-1 against Navy on Tuesday. A trio of Retrievers drove in two runs, as Collin Stack (Jamestown, N.Y./Monroe CC) led the way with four hits, going 4-5 from the plate.
The Retrievers move to 17-18 on the year, while Navy falls to 36-15.
Stack finished the day 4-5 from the plate with three runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) collected three hits, driving in two runs while Jamie Switalski (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) and Mitchell Carroll (Oakton, Va./Oakton) also drove in a pair.
They would add to that lead the next inning, getting a leadoff single from Collin Stack. He would score just two batter later on a Mitchell Carroll single to make it 2-0. AJ Wright (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) followed up, plating Carroll on a sac fly late in the inning to give UMBC a 3-0 lead.
The Retrievers would add the insurance in the eighth, putting up five runs in the inning. Stack led things off with an RBI single to center, scoring Christian Torres (Miami, Fla./Miami Senior). Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) was right behind him with an RBI single to right that scored Dalton Stewart. (Sharpsburg, Md./Boonsboro). Carroll then found his way on base with a bunt that allowed Stack to score on the squeeze.
Switalski and Zack Bright (Fairfax Station, Va./WT Woodson) would drive in the last two runs of the inning on a single and ground out to push the Retriever advantage to 8-0. They would not stop there, as Casali doubled to left in the ninth to score Carroll and Stack to make it 10-0 Retrievers.
Navy would score in the ninth on a wild pitch, but Joe Nahas (Frackville, Pa./Marian Catholic) would shut the door on the Midshipmen to seal the victory.
Jacob Christian threw a masterful game on the mound, going 6.1 innings for his third win of the year. He gave up just four hits, striking out four while not surrendering a run.
The Retrievers will head to Maine for a three game weekend set with the Black Bears on Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7. Saturday will be a double header with just a single game on Sunday, both days starting at noon.