River Hawks Sweep Up
LOWELL -- For the third time in program history, the UMass Lowell baseball team completed a three-game America East series sweep as the River Hawks outscored UMBC, 17-2, in the team’s doubleheader at LeLacheur Park on Saturday afternoon.
UMass Lowell (15-17, 6-6) took game one, 9-2, and cruised to an 8-0 shutout in the finale behind a 10-strikeout complete game from Andrew Ryan. Steve Passatempo was the catalyst at the plate, going 6-for-8 with five runs, three RBI and two doubles.
Cam Climo and Ted Leathersich combined for eight RBI and four hits.
Game one featured a four-run fifth inning that included an RBI single from Russ Olive and Passatempo’s two-run double.
In both the eighth and ninth innings, UMBC loaded the bases with no outs and came away with no runs. In the final frame, three straight walks were followed by three strikeouts as Luke Tomczyk sealed the win.
In game two the hosts took control with five runs in the bottom of the first.