June 27, 2019
COLLEGE BASEBALL

College baseball

MAINE vs. MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY

Time, site: Friday (2), 3 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.; Baseball Factory Field, Baltimore

Records: Maine (12-16-1, 1-3 AE); UMBC 10-20 (2-6)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 13-1, Maine 3-1, 8-1 on 4/14/07

Top hitters – Maine: LF Curt Smith (.394, 8 HRs, 21 RBIs, 9 SBs), 1B Myckie Lugbauer (.348, 2 HRs, 22 RBIs), 3B Jarrett Lukas (.348, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs), SS Tony Patane (.322, 3 HRs, 21 RBIs), CF Billy Cather (.302, 2 HRs, 17 RBIs, 11 SBs); UMBC: DH Will Delawter (.389, 6 HRs, 32 RBIs), LF Joe Fowler (.362, 3 HRs, 23 RBIs), CF Nolan Wink (.339, 1 HR, 10 RBIs), C Tom Meaney (.327, 2 HRs, 24 RBIs)

Possible Pitching Matchups

Maine Black Bears UMBC Retrievers

ERA W-L Ks ERA W-L Ks

LH Kevin Scanlan 3.72 1-2 42 RH Dan Blewett 5.24 2-4 35

RH Kyle Benoit 5.06 2-1 21 LH Will Delawter 8.89 1-3 17

RH Matt Jebb 2.82 2-2 44 LH Ed Bach 6.23 2-4 17

RH Alejandro Balsinde 4.81 1-3 13 RH Austin Drewyer 8.38 0-1 26

Outlook: After losing three of four to Albany, the Bears need league wins. The teams play two seven-inning games Friday, then nine-inning games Saturday and Sunday. UMaine contends with a UMBC lineup that is batting .305, averaging 6.2 runs per game. The Bears are without sophomore starter Joe Miller, who is ill and did not make the trip. UMaine leads AE in ERA (4.73), opponents’ batting average (.267) and strikeouts per game (8.6). UMBC’s Delawter is among the league’s best hitters.


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