UMES FALLS IN SHUTOUT TO DELAWARE STATE 11-0
April 21, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Despite Mike Escanilla going 3-for-3 and Jordan Bone allowing just one hit in his start, UMES was shut out by Delaware State 11-0 at Hawks Stadium on Sunday. The Hawks fall to 6-36 overall and 3-15 in-conference while Delaware State goes to 27-11 and 16-2 in the MEAC.
Both pitchers started well with UMES starter Bone (Pittston, Pa.) (0-4) and DSU starter Elliott Gardner (5-0) going through the first inning each in just three batters.
In the top of the second, Mike Alexander led off with a walk, took second on a sacrifice bunt and stole third. Eddie Sorondo grounded out to short, allowing Alexander to score for a 1-0 DSU lead.
Next inning, Delaware State used two errors, a hit, two free passes and five stolen bases to push four runs across and take a 5-0 advantage.
UMES threatened in the fourth and the sixth with runners on the corners and two away, but did not bring home a run.
The Hornets added four more runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth en route to the 11-0 win.
Gardner got the win, going seven innings with no runs and nine strikeouts. The loss went to Bone, who despite just one hit allow had five runs, just two earned, in four innings. Zachary Saca (Elk Grove, Calif.) did not allow an earned run in four innings in relief.
Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.) hit safely in all three at bats, plus had a hit by pitch. Tre-von Johnson (East New Market, Md.) reached base twice with a hit and a walk.
Going 0-for-4, Byron Campbell's (Waldorf, Md.) reached base streak of 38-consecutive games ended on Sunday.
For DSU, Sorondo finished 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI. Hassan Evans was 1-for-4 with a run, two RBI and three stolen bases.
UMES will hit the road on Tuesday to Arlington, Virginia to rematch against George Washington at 3 p.m.