UMES DEFEATED BY NAVY 10-0
April 17, 2012
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The Hawks were shut out by Navy 10-0 on Tuesday to wrap up its nine-game homestand. UMES falls to 9-28 on the season while the Midshipmen go to 16-22.
In the bottom of the first, Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) singled off Navy starter Dallas Redden (1-0) to reach base for the 30th-straight game.
After James Smith (Florence, S.C.) (0-4) went through the top of the first unscathed, the Mids broke out in the next inning. With second and third and one out, Josh Moore singled up the middle to bring in Kash Manzelli, followed by a Greg Bryant fielder's choice to short to score Chris Campbell for a 2-0 Navy lead.
A pair more came across the plate for Navy in the third off a two-run single by Manzelli, scoring Andrew Hahn and Greg Dupell to put the visitors up by four. The Mids scored two more in the top of the fourth off a pair of consecutive RBI triples from Hahn and Dupell to put Navy up 6-0.
UMES threatened in the bottom half of the fourth with a Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) walk and Campbell single to put first and second with nobody out, but Redden forced a double play and ground out to end the inning.
Navy used more two-run singles, a Dupell one in the sixth and a Bryant single in the seventh, to build a 10-0 lead.
The loss went to Smith, allowing four runs in two-and-a-third with a strikeout. Zachary Saca (Elk Grove, Calif.), Woods and Parker combined for 2.1 innings thrown without a run charged.
Redden got the win, throwing 5.1 innings in his start with two strikeouts. Charlie LaMar picked up the save after throwing the final three and two-thirds, earning a pair of strikeouts.
Campbell led the Hawks with a 2-for-3 day, including a walk. Bull reached base twice on a hit and walk, going 1-for-3. Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar, Del.) went 0-for-4, snapping a 13-game hitting streak.
Hahn had three hits in five at bats, finishing a home run short of the cycle and scoring three runs. Dupell reached base five times on a 3-for-3 day, driving home three runs and walking twice.
UMES will hit the road to resume conference play, taking on Delaware State on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. in Dover.