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June 17, 2010 / umbcdawgblog

Alumni Update for June 17, 2010

Apologies for not being consistent with the alumni update, but here’s to hoping to a more “normal schedule” during the summer.

We’ll start first with baseball and former pitching standout Zach Clark. He’s had a busy season so far, starting out at Double-A Bowie (in the Orioles organization) before spending a game each at Delmarva and Triple-A Norfolk. He’s back at Bowie and has started the last two games. For the season he is 1-1 with a save in 14 appearances for the Baysox. He has 19 strikeouts in 37.0 innings pitched.

Another former Retriever Dan Blewett is in his first season as a professional, playing for the Normal Cornbelters of the independent Frontier League. He has made five starts this season, winning his last two and is 2-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 31.2 innings. His last two appearances have been gems, allowing just one earned run in seven innings in each start.

Moving to basketball, former Retriever guard Ray Barbosa and the defending Puerto Rico Baloncesto Superior champions Bayamon are in the finals after defeating Santurce 4-2 in the semis. Ray played in four games in the series, including the clincher where he hit both of his three-point attempts. During the regular season, he played in 20 games, averaging just over five minutes a game and 3.1 points per contest.

Former UMBC big man Mike Housman was in the office a few weeks back and said he loved playing in Japan and he’ll let us know where he ends up next. Mike was named Big Man of the Year in the JBL2 after averaging 15.95 points per game, fourth in the league and 11.2 rebounds per contest, the most in the league.

Last, but certainly not least, Major League Lacrosse is in full gear and former Retrievers are lighting up the leaderboards. Peet Poillon for the Chesapeake Bayhawks is tied for the lead in scoring with 24 points. He has 14 goals and 10 assists, the second most in the league.

Right behind him is Brendan Mundorf, who is third in the league with 21 points, with 13 goals and 8 points for the Denver Outlaws. His teammate, Drew Westervelt is eighth in the league with 13 goals and three assists. Another former Retriever, Alex Hopmann, also plays for Denver and scored a goal in a 14-8 win over Long Island earlier in the year.

Former Retriever Kyle Wimer, who was drafted by the Bayhawks, played for the College All-Stars against Team USA on June 6 and recorded a goal in the 12-11 win. Mundorf scored a game-high five for Team USA, while Westervelt added a gaol.

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