Dolshun Homers; Retrievers Fall, 6-2 to Maryland on Tuesday

Dolshun blasted his seventh home run of the year in the loss
Dolshun blasted his seventh home run of the year in the loss

College Park, Md.— UMBC baseball fell to in-state rival Maryland, 6-2 on Tuesday afternoon in College Park. The Retrievers fell behind early, but got a two-run home run from Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) to take the lead. However the Terps scored four in the sixth to take the victory.

The Retrievers fall to 18-20 on the year while Maryland improves to 32-15 in 2017. 

The Terrapins cracked through first with an RBI single in the bottom of the first after a walk and an error put two on base.

UMBC had their chances early, getting base runners on in every inning from the third through fifth, but could not cash in as they stranded a runner in each inning. 

However the Retrievers would finally break through in the sixth. Andrew Casali (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) led off the inning with a single. After being move over on a bunt by Kyle Benjamin (Mechanicsville, Md./Bishop McNamara), Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) would come up with two outs. He took the 1-0 pitch over the left-center field wall for his seventh home run of the year, giving UMBC a 2-1 lead. 

Maryland would respond in their half of the sixth, grabbing a pair of runs to take a 3-2 lead, all with no outs. They would add two more later in the inning, increasing their lead to 5-2 after six.

They would add another on an eighth inning home run to make it 6-2, sealing the win late. 

Raven Beeman (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) and Casali each had a pair of hits with Casali gathering a triple. Dolshun had both RBI on his two-out home run in the sixth.

UMBC is back in action tomorrow, Wednesday May 10 when they travel up I-695 to take on Towson in the final road contest of the year. First pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m.