Salisbury softball rebounds, 8-0

10-run sixth inning lifts UMBC in baseball, 13-10

Colleges

May 17, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Salisbury's softball team rebounded from Saturday's 11-inning loss to Moravian with an 8-0 victory over Wheaton in the NCAA Division III tournament losers' bracket yesterday in Salem, Va., to stay alive in the national title hunt.

The Sea Gulls (40-7) defeated Wheaton (33-12-1) on the strength of a six-run fourth. Right fielder Erin Ruest hit her sixth home run of the season, a grand slam during that inning.

Baseball: UMBC (14-34, 6-12) scored 10 runs in the sixth inning and defeated host Stony Brook, 13-10, in an America East contest. The Seawolves (24-24, 9-9) are a half game ahead of Binghamton for fourth place in the conference and will play the Bearcats (20-19, 8-9) in a three-game series, next weekend, which could determine the final spot in the conference tournament.

The Retrievers sent 15 hitters to the plate in the sixth. Jon Gossard's two-run single and Mike Scheffel's two-run home run during the sixth helped the Retrievers turn a 4-3 deficit into a 13-4 lead.

Track and field: Navy's Tineisha Davis finished fourth in the 400 meters and Jen Leatherman took fifth in the shot put to help the Mids finish 19th of 47 teams at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in New Haven, Conn.

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