FIGHTING HAWKS DROP FOURTH STRAIGHT, FALLING TO DUKE 10-4
Shortstop Eric Gaines went 2-4 with two runs scored
Shortstop Eric Gaines went 2-4 with two runs scored

Feb. 12, 2005

Box Score

DURHAM, N.C. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (0-4) dropped its fourth straight game of the young season, as it fell to Duke University (3-1), 10-4 on Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Hawks gave up only three walks and committed one error, but could not stop the Blue Devils Adam Murray, who went 4-4 with 4 runs scored and two RBI's.

The maroon and gray took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as they put together two hits and then a costly error allowed both Joel Maher and Eric Gaines to score. However in the bottom of the first, Duke answered with two runs of its own and eventually took the lead for good in the third with three more off of Hawks starter, Brad Powell (0-2).

Danny Otero (0-1) got the win for the Blue Devils as he went five innings allowing only one earned run on five hits. He struck out five and did not surrender a walk.

Brandon McCabe continued to produce at the plate for UMES as he went 2-4 with two RBI. Gaines scored two runs as he went 2-4 on the afternoon. Also recording two hits for the Fighting Hawks were Maher, Rob Benak, and Bernie Stratchko.

UMES will close out the three-game series with Duke on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.