TRE-VON JOHNSON HOMERS IN UMES 9-4 DEFEAT TO NAVY
March 27, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Tre-von Johnson's first home run of the season was not enough as the Hawks fell to Navy 9-4 at Max Bishop Stadium on Wednesday. UMES falls to 5-21 while Navy improves to 12-12.
After UMES starter J.P. Black (Elkton, Md.) (0-1) got through the first inning in order, the Midshipmen got a multi-run frame in the second. After Greg Dupell singled, Brandon Beans hit a triple and Kash Manzelli earned a double as Navy got a pair of runs in three batters. After Chris Campbell walked and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out, a David Wiedeman sacrifice fly and a Robert Currie RBI single gave the home team a 4-0 advantage.
In the top of the third, UMES cut into the deficit with a big hit. With one out, Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) lined a single up the middle. Two batters later, Johnson (East New Market, Md.) hit the ball over the right-center field wall for a two-run home run, his first of the season, to make it 4-2 Navy.
After the Midshipmen got a run back in the third, Black retired the first two batters of the fourth. But after a hit by pitch and a single, Greg Dupell hit a three-run home run to left-center to push Navy up 8-2.
The Hawks countered in the next half-inning. Bull led off the frame with a walk and stole second, taking third on a ground out. Following a strikeout, Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) doubled over the center fielder's head, scoring Bull and increasing his reached base streak to 23 games. After Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar, Del.) was hit by a pitch, Brandon Schott (Warren, Pa.) singled on a ground ball to left, scoring Campbell and getting the Hawks within four 8-4.
Navy added a run in the bottom of the sixth off an RBI single by Brandon Beans, to make the score 9-4 Midshipmen.
UMES did not allow a run in the rest of the game after scoreless innings thrown by Zachary Saca (Elk Grove, Calif.) and Devin Repine (Salisbury, Md.). But Navy did not allow a run either in the final three innings as UMES fell 9-4.
Navy starter Johnny Schoberl (1-3) was on a pitch count and earned the win, going three innings with two runs surrendered and four strikeouts. Black got the loss, being charged eight runs in five innings, striking out two.
Bull had his third multi-hit game in a row, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, two runs scored and a stolen base. Schott increased his hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. With his home run, Johnson was 1-for-5 with two RBI.
The Midshipmen were led by Dupell, who was 2-for-4 with three RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Beans was 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Dave Milanes batted 2-for-5 with a pair of runs.
UMES returns to conference play on Friday, taking on Route 13 rival Delaware State in Dover at 3 p.m.