STINNETT GUIDES UMES TO DOUBLEHEADER SPLIT AGAINST EAGLES
April 5, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Freshman Jesse Stinnett (Madison Heights, Va.) allowed just one hit in seven innings of work to pick up his third win of the season to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball to a doubleheader split against Coppin State on Saturday afternoon at Hawk Stadium. UMES won the first game, 9-1, before losing the nightcap, 14-3.
With the decision, UMES goes to 5-16 overall, while Coppin State moves to 7-17.
After a scoreless first inning, UMES took a 3-0 lead in the second. Freshman Justin Dattilo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) doubled to open the inning and scored around on an RBI single by sophomore Connor Breslin (Saylorsburg, Pa.). The Hawks would make it three in the inning when junior Joshua James (Milford, Del.) singled in a pair.
Coppin State brought the game to within two the next inning, before UMES exploded with two more in the fourth. Stinnett (3-3) threw another scoreless inning in the fifth and UMES used a two RBI single by sophomore Mike Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.) to take a 7-1 lead in the sixth.
The Hawks would race away to victory after Stinnett and senior Bernard Parker (Waldrof, Md.) blanked the Eagles the rest of the way. Stinnett finished the game by allowing one run in seven innings with four walks, while Parker fired two innings of three-hit ball to pace the Hawks to victory.
Senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) guided the Hawks with a 3-for-5 performance, while Escanilla had two hits and three RBI. Senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) was 1-for-3 with two runs and two walks.
UMES opened the scoring in the second when Campbell sent home senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.), who singled to leadoff the contest. A scoreless inning by sophomore J.P. Black (Elkton, Md.) propelled UMES to a 1-0 lead after one, but the Eagles responded with a seven spot in the second.
The push was too much for the Hawks to handle as the team scored just two runs the rest of the way. James was 1-for-3 with one RBI in the nightcap to lead UMES in the second game. Sophomore James DiBuo (Berlin, Md.) was one of three relievers for the Hawks in the nightcap and he did not allow an earned run in one inning pitched.
Stinnett took the victory for UMES in the opener, while Black (0-1) was saddled with the loss in the nightcap.
Anderson Burgess was the pitcher of record for CSU in the nightcap after he allowed two runs in five innings in the nightcap. William Grebenstein was handed the loss in the second for the Eagles after he pitched 2.1 inning and allowed five runs on seven hits.
David Hamlet led CSU two hits in both games, while Colin Dower was 2-for-4 with three RBI and one double in the nightcap.
Freshman Philip Berry (Milford, Del.) will get the start for UMES tomorrow in the rubber match against the Eagles, as the two teams will engage in action at 12 p.m.
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