HAWKS DROP A PAIR IN MEAC OPENING SERIES AT COPPIN STATE
March 15, 2014
BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon as the Hawks lost a pair of games at Coppin State. UMES lost the opener, 11-4, before losing the nightcap, 6-3. The games were the first for each in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference this year.
With the loss, UMES falls to 2-10 (0-2 MEAC), while Coppin State goes to 4-8 (2-0 MEAC).
Senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) upped his hit streak to nine games as he hit safely in both. He was 2-for-3 in the opener, before going 1-for-3 in the second game with two RBI. Senior Stephen Bull (Waldorf, Md.) and freshman Justin Dattilo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) each scored two runs in the opener. UMES had six players hit safely in the nightcap.
The Hawks fell behind by four after three innings in the opener, before scoring two solo tallies in the fourth and fifth. The 4-2 CSU advantage held strong until the sixth, when the Eagles posted three runs to chase UMES starter Jesse Stinnett (Madison Heights, Va.).
UMES responded with two runs to bring the score to within three in the seventh. CSU continued to swing the bat well as the Eagles posted four in the eighth to run away with the win in the opener.
Coppin State had 15 hits in the opener and took advantage of four UMES errors. Shane Davies took the win with six innings of three hit ball, while Stinnett was tagged with the loss after fanning five in six innings. The freshman was not helped by his defense as just two of his seven runs were earned.
CSU opened the second game by scoring one run in the first, before the game went silent into the third. UMES used three runs to take a two-run lead, 3-1, in the next inning. The Eagles inched closer with one run in the fourth, before eventually overtaking the Hawks with four in the sixth. The seven inning affair ended after seven as the Eagles held UMES scoreless for the last four innings of the game.
Freshman Philip Berry (Milford, Del.) gave up four runs in five innings and junior Devin Repine (Salisbury, Md.) allowed two earned runs in two-third of an inning. UMES pounded out six hits in the game, while CSU had seven.
Anderson Burgess got the start for CSU with three runs allowed in 5.2 innings, before Darryl Martinez held UMES scoreless for the last 1.1 innings.
The teams will finish the series with a single game on Sunday afternoon as the pair will engage in action at 12 p.m. at Joe Cannon Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
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