EARLY EXPLOSION BY COLONIALS TOO MUCH FOR UMES
April 23, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team was unable to hold its own in windy conditions on Wednesday afternoon as the Hawks fell to George Washington, 14-1, at Hawk Stadium. The loss is the fifth consecutive for UMES since Saturday after the squad posted a three-game winning streak through the middle of last week. UMES was plagued by a season-high eight errors in the contest.
Senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) upped his consecutive games reached base to 28 after walking in the first. The game ended the same streak for senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.), who failed to get on base for the first time in the past 15 games. Junior Greg Turlik (Gaithersburg, Md.) led the Hawks with three hits, including a double, while freshman Troy Anderson (Bridgeport, W.Va.) was 2-for-2 with the only RBI.
UMES (11-25) fell behind right from the get go as George Washington (14-24) benefitted from two errors and two beanballs to take a 6-0 lead after one. The Hawks went quiet in the bottom of the inning, before GW scored three more runs to chase UMES sophomore starter Will Turley (Greensboro, Md.) in the second.
The maroon and gray finally got on the board in their next at-bat after freshman Justin Dattilo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) doubled and scored two hitters later on a double to right by Anderson. Justin Sheinkop (2-1) bared down to get the next two hitters to thwart the rally.
GW equalized the run with a tally of its own in the third.
The Hawks would fall even deeper in the hole after allowing three more runs in the third. The push would remove junior Mike Epps (Pottstown, Pa.) from the game as Head Coach Pedro Swann inserted sophomore James DiBuo (Bishopville, Md.). Epps finished with 4.2 innings pitched with one earned run and four walks. He was the first of four relievers for the Hawks against GW.
The Hawks posted just three hits the rest of the way as Sheinkop and Andrew Piccin were fantastic for the opposition. The win is the third in the past four games for George Washington as the Colonials wrapped up the season sweep of UMES.
George Washington was paced by Joey Bartosic, who was 4-for-6 with one run and three RBI. Ryan Xepoleas had three hits and two runs, while Mattheiu Robert had two hits and three runs. GW benefitted from eight errors by the Hawks, while making just one of their own
UMES will take two days off before traveling to Coppin State to resume its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday, April 26.
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