14 UMES players will play in collegiate wooden-bat leagues this summer
Sophomore southpaw goes 5.1 innings with just one run allowed
UMES pitching staff allows just three earned, Bull and Escanilla multi-hit
J.P. Black goes season-long six innings in start for Hawks
Johnson hits two-run home run in first inning, DSU gets five-run third inning
2013: Primary setup man for the Hawks, leading the team in wins with a 2-3 record in 13 appearances ... finished with a 6.41 ERA in 26.2 innings, striking out 16 ... earned team's first win of the year with 3.2 inning scoreless relief performance against Winthrop (2/17), striking out two ... went 1.2 innings of relief without an earned run to get a win vs. Lafayette (3/10) ... pitched three scoreless innings against Coppin State (4/7).
2012: Made 23 appearances on the mound for UMES, including 21 out of the bullpen ... finished with 2-1 record and two saves, earning 5.01 ERA in 32.1 innings, striking out 24, all improvements from last season ... opponents batted just .262 against him, second highest mark on the team ... pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief vs. Cornell (3/4) ... earned first victory with scoreless five inning start at North Carolina Central (3/21), striking out four in first Hawks win over the year ... left with the lead after a four-inning start vs. Lehigh (4/11), not allowing a run ... earned two-inning save, not allowing a run and striking out two vs. Norfolk State (4/14) ... pitched three scoreless relief appearances in the MEAC Tournament, including a save in the victory over Delaware State (5/18).
2011: UMES Rookie of the Year ... made most pitching appearances for the Hawks (25), coming out of the bullpen 22 times plus three starts ... went 0-2 with a 6.38 ERA in 36.2 innings thrown ... opponents batted just .294 against ... struck out 20 ... pitched 13 innings from February 28-March 19, allowing no earned runs and just one unearned, including seven inning start against Longwood with one unearned run ... threw five relief appearances from April 19-May 1 without allowing a run ... singled in lone at-bat of the season against Towson (4/26).
High School: Earned four letters at DeMatha High School ... team went to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs in 2008 ... played for America Legion Post 66 in Bowie, Md. ... played in the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series in Jackson, Miss. ... led team in innings pitched ... Honor Roll student for three quarters.
Personal: Born July 27, 1992 in Clinton, Md. ... son of Yvette and William Bernard Parker Sr. ... has a sister, Solita ... nickname is "Bernie" ... major is accounting ... pregame routine is to watch cartoon and listen to music ... personal best sports moments were earning the save against Delaware State in 2012 MEAC Tournament and earning his first collegiate win against North Carolina Central in March 2012 ... lists his father as person who most influenced him for getting him to work hard ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment was graduating high school and going to college ... plans to play professional baseball or get a CPA and opening an accounting firm upon graduation ... favorite saying is "You win some, you lose some, but you live to fight another day." ... hobbies include watching movies ... favorite book is Eragon ... favorite movies are the Batman series ... personal athletic goal this season is to earn a MEAC Player of the Week and earn All-MEAC honors ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to earn First Team All-MEAC honors, get MEAC Pitcher of the Year and get drafted.