HAWKS PUSH GEORGETOWN TO THE BRINK BUT FALL 6-2
April 30, 2013
BETHESDA, Md. - UMES tied it up in the top of the eighth, but a four-run eighth by the Hoyas ended the game in a loss for the Hawks 6-2 at Shirley Povich Field. UMES falls to 8-39 overall while Georgetown goes to 24-18.
The Hoyas scored first in the opening inning. Getting runners on the corners with two outs, Steve Anderson hit a double to right-center off UMES starter J.P. Black (Elkton, Md.) to bring in a run.
In the third, Curtis Pomeroy hit a one-out double and scored on the next batter on a Nick Collins single to make it 2-0 Georgetown.
UMES broke up Will Brown's no-hit bid in the sixth as Joshua James (Milford, Del.) hit a double to deep right-center. After Nick Cooper (Delmar, Del.) walked, Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) grounded a single to left, bringing in James to bring UMES within one 2-1.
James reached first on an error by the first baseman to lead off the eighth and took second on a Cooper sacrifice bunt. A throwing error on the second baseman on a ground ball allowed Bull to reach first and James to score to tie the game. UMES loaded the bases with two outs, but Charlie Steinman (3-2) came in and induced a ground out to end the inning.
The Hoyas rallied in the eighth for four runs off four hits and a couple of free passes to take a 6-2 lead.
UMES did not score a run in the next inning and fell to Georgetown 6-2.
Neither starter got a decision in the game. Black went four innings with two runs and a strikeout. Brown struck out seven in seven innings pitched, allowing one run.
Steinman earned the victory, going the final 1.1 innings with two strikeouts and no runs. The loss went to Jordan Bone (Pittston, Pa.) (0-5), who despite starting with three scoreless innings was charged the first two runs in the eighth.
For the Hawks, James scored both runs in a 2-for-4 day, including a double. Bull finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Collins concluded the game going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a hit by pitch. Pomeroy and Anderson each had two hits and an RBI in the game.
The Hawks will get ready for their final conference series this weekend, taking on Delaware State in Dover on Saturday at noon.