J.P. Black goes seven innings with just one earned run
Hawks came back from down three, UMES took lead in top of the seventh
Joshua James scores twice in a multi-hit game
Freshman starter earns first win of the year, Jeffrey Fleetwood goes 3-for-5
Fleetwood reaches base three times off two hits and a walk
Charlotte 17, UMES 5; NCCU 4, UMES 3; NCCU 7, UMES 1
2014: UMES' opening day starter ... went 1-5 with a 5.23 ERA for UMES over seven starts and eight appearances ... struck out 13 batters in 31 innings with 37 hits and 21 walks ... held opponents to .285 batting average ... allowed one earned run or less in three starts from Apr. 8-Apr. 26 ... fanned six and did not allow an earned run in six innings in 11-4 win over Coppin State (Apr. 26) ... threw 4.2 innings with no earned runs and two hits against George Washington (Feb. 19) ... 2013-14 MEAC All-Academic Team ... MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team
2013: Pitched the most innings for UMES, going from reliever to mid-week starter to member of the weekend rotation ... had 1-5 record with 5.84 ERA in 61.2 innings ... struck out 19 batters ... did not allow a run in first four appearances, combining to throw 8.2 innings from Feb. 23 through Mar. 3, capped by 4.1 inning relief appearance vs. Cornell (3/3) ... went six innings with three runs vs. UMBC (4/3) ... threw first complete game victory of his pitching career at George Washington (4/23), going nine innings with one run and three strikeouts ... earned first start in the MEAC Tournament against Savannah State (5/15), allowing just one earned run and two total in seven innings.
High School/Club: Earned three letters in baseball and two in soccer and cross country at North East High School ... graduated with a 4.29 GPA, earning a place in the top 5% of the class.
Personal: Born May 12, 1994 in Louisville, Ky. ... full name is John Parker Black ... son of Ed and Sheri Black ... has a brother, Alex ... major is aerospace engineering ... lists his brother as person who influences him most, as he wants to succeed just as well as he did ... favorite saying is "Success is where preparation meets opportunity" ... favorite movie is "Gone in 60 Seconds."