Midweek Preview: UMBC Retrievers

Maryland is coming off an impressive weekend against Siena. The Terps pulled off a sweep fueled by their offense.

The Terps played a double header to begin the weekend against Siena. In game one, Maryland scored 14 runs on 15 hits.

A 7-0 victory to end the day was another dominant performance from junior Ryan Ramsey. Ramsey pitched six innings, allowed one hit, and struck out 11 batters.

In the team’s most impressive performance this season, Maryland beat Siena, 19-2. The Terps’ offense erupted for 18 hits, four home runs and just three strikeouts.

Sophomore Jason Savacool continued his excellent season on the mound. He recorded seven shutout innings with 14 strikeouts and one hit allowed.

UMBC Retrievers (8-11)

Last Season

The 2021 season started great for UMBC. The team started the year 6-0 and scored more than 10 runs in five of the six games. They struggled in conference play, going 12-26. Ian Diaz was UMBC’s best power hitter last year. Diaz had eight home runs and 29 RBI.

This Season

The Retrievers have had an interesting season to this point. They are 8-5 at home this season but are 0-6 on the road. This game against Maryland was originally scheduled to take place in UMBC’s home ballpark. However, while UMBC is still considered the home team, the game will take place in College Park.

Hitters to Watch

UMBC’s offense is headlined by graduate student Myles Nicholson who has a .420 batting average, 1.129 OPS and 14 stolen bases. In the Retrievers first game against Maryland, first basemen Luke Trythall had two hits in three at-bats against the Terps. Trythall is hitting .276 with 19 RBI.

Pitchers to Watch

Senior Colton Bare enters with the lowest ERA in the Retrievers bullpen. Bare has appeared in six games and has allowed one run in eight innings pitched.

Probable Starting Pitching Matchup

Logan Ott vs Keegan Leffler

Ott has pitched during the week multiple times this season for the Terps. He enters this game with a 6.59 ERA in 13 2/3 innings pitched. During his last performance, Ott pitched three innings and did not allow a batter to reach base.

Leffler is a left-handed pitcher who has pitched in 18 innings for UMBC this season. He has a 1-2 record to go along with a 4.50 ERA. Leffler is not a traditional starting pitcher. His longest outing this year was against Niagara where he pitched six innings and allowed three runs in a Retrievers victory.