Student-Athletes recognized for emphasis of being students
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
The Hawks stunned the Pittsburgh Panthers by the final of 9-6 for their 2nd win against the ACC in program history.
The Hawks split a doubleheader as six seniors played their final home games in Princess Anne.
The Hawks fell to the Blue Devils by a 9-1 final at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Maryland Eastern Shore defeated VMI in seven innings by a final of 4-11.
The Hawks squared off in a Saturday matinee with the VMI Keydets in Lexington, Virginia.
2016 (Senior): Was named the Hawks' opening day and earned the team's first opening day win since the 1990s ... also earned a victory on the mound over Georgetown for the Hawks first win over the Hoyas since 1994 ... moved into the catcher's spot when injuries made it necessary, playing in nine games and starting in seven ... pitched 33 innings over the season with 13 appearances over seven starts, punching out 20 hitters along the way ... named to the 2016 MEAC All-Academic Team
2013 (Freshman): 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."