UMES SEASON CONCLUDES AS HAWKS FALL TO N.C. CENTRAL 10-4
May 16, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - The 2013 UMES baseball season came to a close on Thursday after the Hawks fell to North Carolina Central 10-4 to be eliminated from the MEAC Tournament. UMES ends 2013 at 8-45 while N.C. Central goes to 26-28.
After a scoreless opening frame, the Hawks struck first in the top of the second off NCCU starter Terry McNabb (5-6). Schott led off with a single and took second on a Wylie walk. Joshua James (Milford, Del.) pushed them to scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Next batter, a ground ball single by Connor Breslin (Saylorsburg, Pa.) brought in Schott and Wylie to give UMES a 2-0 lead.
In the next half-inning, Eric Kimber led off with a triple and scored next batter on a Carter Williamson ground out against UMES starter James Smith (Florence, S.C.) (1-6).
In the bottom of the third, NCCU rallied for four runs, adding two more in the fourth to take a 7-2 lead.
Jordan Bone (Pittston, Pa.) came in during the fourth and pitched two-and-two-thirds with just one run allowed in the seventh. The Eagles added two in seventh to go up 9-2.
The Hawks tried to rally late in the eighth with two outs. After Wylie reached on an error and James walked, Breslin reached second on a fielding error by the left fielder, allowing Wylie to score. Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) followed with a line drive single to right to score James and pull UMES within five 9-4.
NCCU added another run in the eighth and did not allow a run in the ninth to win the game 10-4.
McNabb got the win, throwing seven innings with two runs and five strikeouts. The loss went to Smith, who had seven runs charged in 3.2 innings.
Bull finished the year with a 3-for-5 game and an RBI. Johnson went 2-for-4 with a hit by pitch in his final UMES contest, while Breslin finished 1-for-4 and two RBI.
For the Eagles, Kimber went 3-for-5 with a triple and a pair of RBI hits, scoring three times. Clean-up batter Troy Marrow brought in a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 day with a run and a walk.