WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut – Tremayne Cobb Jr., Derek Tenney and Kyle Hawes recorded three hits apiece to beat the Hawks as the Hartford baseball team dropped Game 2 to UMBC, 16-9. The Hawks drop to 1-14 overall and 1-4 in the America East, while the Retrievers move to 10-12 overall and 3-2 in conference with the win.
UMBC 16, HARTFORD 9
After UMBC scored early in the first inning, the Hawks responded immediately in the bottom half of the inning. Tenney chose left field, moving to second on a left field error. On the next at-bat, Cobb Jr. doubled to center field, tying the game at 1-1. However, UMBC scored six unanswered points to take a 7-1 lead. Martin Chavarria cut the Retrievers’ momentum in the bottom half of the third, recording his first home run of the season. The Hawks appeared to tack on more runs, loading the bases, but UMBC kept Hartford from cutting their lead further.
The Hawks’ bats came alive late in the fifth inning. After Logan Cole drew a walk, Tenney ripped a triple RBI to right center, tackling Cole. Cobb Jr. would tag Tenney in the next at-bat, cutting UMBC’s lead to 10-4. However, the Retrievers restore a 14-5 lead going into the final two innings. The Hawks wouldn’t go down without a fight though, tackling three runs late in the eighth. After a first single from Cobb Jr. followed by a double from Tyler Holmes, Ben Maycock hit a two RBI double to right center, scoring Cobb Jr. and Holmes. After two quick exits, Noah Rivera started a two-out rally with a single into the field, putting runners on the corners. Devin Kelloggwho entered the game in the eighth inning, scored from the left side, tackling Maycock and cutting UMBC’s lead to 14-7.
The Retrievers scored twice in the top of the ninth, but the Hawks tried to make a comeback at the last minute. Tenney started off with a single, eventually reaching third place on a wild pitch. After Holmes walked to have runners first and third, Maycock recorded a field single, scoring Tenney. pinch hitter Brett Anderson rode home plate hitting a ball deep enough into the infield to bring Holmes home, despite being out of the game. However, the Haws could not bring any more runs home as UMBC won Game 2 of the series, 16-9.
NEWS AND NOTES
- Cobb Jr., Kyle Hawes and Tenney each recorded three hits
- Maycock recorded two successes in the afternoon
- Chavarria hit his first home run in a Hartford uniform
- Maycock finished with a three RBI, a team high
- Tenney scored the team’s best three points
- Tim Blaisdell (0-5) started on the mound, taking the loss after allowing nine runs – eight of which were earned – on eight hits in 3.0 innings of work
- Manny Corporan, Julien Giroux-Harvey and Robert Chaney everyone makes appearances on the mound
NEXT ON PRESS
The Hawks wrap up their three-game set tomorrow against UMBC. The first pitch is scheduled for noon. For more information on the Hartford baseball team, stay on HartfordHawks.com for updates and follow the team on social media (Twitter | instagram).