DELAWARE STATE TAKES TWO FROM HAWKS ON SATURDAY
April 19, 2014
DOVER, Del. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team dropped a pair of games at Delaware State on Saturday afternoon as the teams split the weekend at 2-2. UMES fell in the opener 16-6, before losing by a score of 15-8 in the nightcap. The decisions are one day off of UMES’ sweep of Delaware State, where the men held their own with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s top team.
The opener started out on the wrong foot for UMES (11-22, 6-10 MEAC) as Delaware State (20-13, 10-6 MEAC) took a 6-0 lead after one inning. The Hornets jumped all over Hawk starter Philip Berry (Milford, Del.) and tapped into the visitor’s bullpen halfway through the first. Berry (1-5) was replaced by freshman Kameron Raison (Newark, Del.) and Raison threw four innings of eight hit ball.
DSU would add four more runs over the next two innings to take a 10-0 lead, before a homer by senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) brought the game closer. The bomb was the first of the season for Campbell and third overall on the year for the Hawks.
UMES went quietly over the next two innings, but scored five in the seventh to make things interesting. Freshman Justin Dattilo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and senior Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar, Del.) each singled to open the inning before scoring on singles by freshman Chris Adams (Brentwood, Md.) and freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.).
Campbell capped his 3-for-4 performance on the day with a two-RBI double to score Murray and sophomore Mike Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.).
Senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) extended his hit streak to 25 with hits in both contests, while freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) went 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run. Murray’s two-hit performance was his third for the Hawks this week as he is hitting 8-for-17 (.500) over the past five contests.
UMES fell 15-8 in the nightcap after DSU dominated play on both sides of the ball.
The men will take a few days off before returning to action on Tuesday, April 22 with a doubleheader at Georgetown University beginning at 5 p.m.
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