UMES COMES UP SHORT IN COMEBACK ATTEMPT, HAWKS FALL TO GW 13-7
March 26, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - UMES was close to coming back from down 10, getting to within four in the eighth, but fell in the game to George Washington 13-7 on Tuesday. UMES falls to 5-20 overall while GW goes to 8-15.
After GW scored a run each in the first and the second innings against Tyler Witte (Westminster, Md.) (0-2), the Colonials combined for seven runs in the fourth off four hits and four free passes to make it 9-0. They added another in the fifth for a 10-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, Dustin Aigner (Melfa, Va.) led off with a single to center off GW starter Justin Albright (1-1). Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) followed with a single and stole second to put two runners in scoring position. Mike Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.) lined a single to bring in Aigner for a run. Next batter, Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) singled, extending his reached base streak to 22 games and scoring Bull to make it 10-3 GW.
After GW got a run back in the seventh, UMES countered in the next half-inning, getting the bases loaded with one out. Bull slapped a single for an RBI for a run. Two batters later, Campbell got hit by a pitch with the bases full to score Joshua James (Milford, Del.) to put the score at 11-5 GW.
The Hawks got closer in the next inning, against getting the bases loaded with nobody out. Thomas Gray (Delmar, Del.) hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Johnson from third. Two batters later, an RBI single by Bull brought UMES within four runs 11-7.
But GW added two in the ninth inning to seal the game, winning the contest 13-7.
Albright earned the win for the Colonials, going six innings with three runs allowed. Witte got the loss, being charged eight runs in three innings. Kenny O'Brien got his third save of the season, pitching the final 1.1 innings without giving up a baserunner.
Bull went 4-for-5 on the day, bringing in two runs and scoring once. Johnson scored twice in a 2-for-5 day, while both James and Aigner went 2-for-4 with a run.
For GW, Tyler McCarthy went 4-for-5, scoring three times and stealing two bases. Matthew Murakami had three RBI at bats, going 2-for-5 with three runs driven in and two scored.
UMES will head up to Annapolis on Wednesday to take on the U.S. Naval Academy at 3 p.m.