UMES OPENS UP AT HOME AGAINST LEHIGH
Feb. 26, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - UMES will host Lehigh for its home opener at Hawks Stadium on Wednesday at noon for a doubleheader. This will begin a six-game homestand for UMES in a span of five days.
The UMES Hawks come in after getting swept in the VMI Tournament and stand at 1-5 on the season. Representing the Patriot League, the Mountain Hawks of Lehigh enter Wednesday at 1-2 after starting their season last weekend.
UMES and Lehigh have played a doubleheader against each other every season since 2002. Last year, the two played a twinbill on April 11th in Princess Anne. The Mountain Hawks took both games, winning the games 7-6 and 5-3 over UMES.
Attendance to all games at Hawks Stadium this season is free to all fans.
LAST TIME OUT: UMES FALLS IN FOUR AT VMI TOUR.
Byron Campbell had a pair of three-hit games against Buffalo, going 7-for-15 in the tournament with two stolen bases and three RBI. Connor Breslin hit safely in all four games of the tournament. On the pitching end, all four freshmen, J.P. Black, James DiBuo, Chris Lopez and Will Turley, made their debut. The foursome combined to throw 10.1 innings with just one earned run for an 0.87 ERA.
Pedro Swann TAKES OVER AS UMES HEAD COACH
UMES Director of Athletics Keith Davidson announced in September that former major leaguer and MEAC star Pedro Swann is the new head coach of Hawks baseball. Swann replaces Will Gardner, who left UMES after six seasons.
Swann brings a wealth of baseball experience to Princess Anne, playing in the professional ranks for 17 years from 1991 to 2007. He played for Delaware State from 1989-1991, earning all-conference honors all three years and hitting .421 with 26 home runs in his career.
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On the hitting side, senior outfielder Casey Turner reached base five times in 11 plate appearances against the Seahawks, hitting .333 with a pair of walks. Junior Joe Abeln was named to the All-Patriot League Preseason Team and went 2-for-9 over the weekend.
As a team, Lehigh has a 7.83 ERA for the pitching staff. The team's top starter is right-hander Nick Cassell, who got the loss after allowing two unearned runs in 5.1 innings in his first start. Righty Nick Stephens and lefty Nick Macaione, both sophomores, each had scoreless relief appearances over the weekend with the former getting a save.
Campbell hit .379 with eight home runs and 44 RBI with the Sherrill Silversmiths to be named a New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star. Saca pitched for the Auburn Wildcats in the Pacific West Baseball League, earning All-Star honors with a 3.12 ERA in 63.1 innings, going 5-2 in 15 appearances. For the Lexington Chops, Schott hit .386 with four home runs and 20 RBI to be named a Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League All-Star.
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