HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF HAWK ATHLETICS
Feb. 28, 2011
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- As UMES students and alumni gathered in Princess Anne for Homecoming 2011, the Hawks looked to defend the Eastern Shore as they hosted Howard in the Hytche Athletic Center. Meanwhile, baseball began their first homestand of the season and golf played their second tournament of the year in Daytona Beach.
Hillary Haley (Oxon Hill, Md.) earned the Jesse T. Williams Homecoming Hawk Award, scoring 26 points with five rebounds in 39 minutes played. Tyler Hines (Sicklerville, N.J.) and Mark Robertson (Lakewood, N.J.) each scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Casey Morton (Mardela Springs, Md.) had another strong performance with 14 points and three steals. Chelsea Sanders (Rochester, N.Y.) and Amber Cook (Greensboro, N.C.) finished with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Elliott Alston (Littleton, Colo.) got the first walk-off of the year with an RBI single to right to score James Newsome (Mechanicsville, Md.) in the bottom of the ninth. Thanks to a strong week, Tre-Von Johnson (East New Market, Md.) has started the season with an average of .391 and three extra base hits.
UPCOMING WEEK (FEB. 28-MAR. 6)
Those indoor track athletes who qualified for the IC4A/ECAC Championship will get their chance to compete against strong competition in Boston this weekend. The two day event will begin on Saturday, March 5th and conclude Sunday, March 6th.
UMES baseball will conclude their nine-game homestand this week with six contests at Hawks Stadium. The Hawks will play against Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday at 11:00 a.m., a double header against Longwood on Tuesday beginning at noon, and a three-game set this weekend against Long Island: a Friday game at 2:30 p.m. and a Saturday and Sunday afternoon contest with each starting at noon. All game will be broadcast on the Hawks Radio Network with UMES baseball broadcaster Dave Vatz.
The softball team returns to the field as it competes in the Lady Pirates Classic, hosted by Hampton University. Over the three day tournament from Friday, March 4th to Sunday, March 6th, UMES will play one game each against Hampton, Canisius, Central Connecticut State, Marist and Fairleigh Dickinson.
Hawks bowling returns to the lanes to host the MEAC Northern Division in Millsboro over the weekend. Previously, UMES completely swept the division in College Park in November and will look to improve upon their record.
The UMES tennis team is set to kick off the 2011 season with a series of matches on the road. After the teams begin with Virginia Union on the road on Thursday, March 3rd, the tennis teams will compete in the MEAC roundup in Sumter, South Carolina. The Hawks will take on Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State and Florida A&M among others.