HAWKS CHOP DOWN OAKS, DEFEAT SALEM 25-5
Oct. 5, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - It was a beautiful afternoon for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team on Saturday as the Hawks tallied 16 hits en-route to a 25-5 victory over Salem Community College at Hawk Stadium. UMES had 10 players hit safely on the day, four of which accumulated multi-hit games.
The Hawks jumped out to a four-run lead after one inning as seven of their first nine hitters reached base safely. UMES extended its lead to 11-0 with seven tallies in the second, before Salem inched to within ten with a run in the fourth. The Hawks held their ten-run advantage for the next two innings, but notched another six runs in the six to run away with the game.
The contest saw each team score in the seventh as the Hawks led 21-2 after seven innings. UMES capped the scoring in the game with four runs in the last inning.
UMES was led offensively by senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.), who went 4-for-7 with four runs and three RBIs. He reached base safely five times in the game and stroked a double in the final frame. Junior Tim Gray (Dover, Del.) was also a standout for the maroon and gray with a 2-for-6 performance. Gray tied a team-high with four RBIs as he ripped a pair of multi-RBI singles.
Freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) looked good in his first bit of live action as he was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored. Senior Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar, Del.) blasted a two-run homer in the seventh inning and scored two runs.
Concluding the hit attack for UMES was freshman Greg Turlik (Gaithersburg, Md.) and senior Brady Bassford (Olney, Md.). Turlik had four RBIs in the cleanup spot with two runs, while Bassford reached base safely three times and had one hit.
Although the game was dominated offensively by UMES, the pitching was also a force to be reckoned with. Freshman Jesse Stinnett (Madison Heights, Va.) overpowered the Oak lineup and notched five strikeouts in two perfect innings to pick up the win. Junior Devin Repine (Salisbury, Md.) allowed one run on two hits in two innings, while sophomore J.P. Black (Elkton, Md.) and freshman Phillip Berry (Milford, Del.) posted four shutout innings for the Hawks
Salem was paced by Dan McAteer, who went 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI. The Oaks used five pitchers in the game as Jozeer Hvertas was saddled with the loss after he gave up seven earned runs in 1.2 innings of work. The Oaks combined to make six errors on the day.
UMES continues its fall schedule next weekend when the men travel to Georgetown, Del., to take on Delaware Tech on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.
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