HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS
UMES athletics participated in 20 events over Spring Break last week

UMES athletics participated in 20 events over Spring Break last week

March 26, 2012

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - It was a great week to be a member of the baseball team as the squad headlined the week for the University of Maryland Eastern athletics program over Spring Break. The team posted the only two wins for UMES, as the softball team and tennis programs were swept in play. A total of 20 matches were played altogether.

Let's take a look at the action from last week:

VOLLEYBALL

Although not participating in action, the volleyball team had one player receive an impressive distinction.

Freshman Saitaua Iosia (Long Beach, Calif.) was honored as the Russell HBCU Female Athlete of the Year. This was the first year the award has been given out. Iosia was voted the winner over four other contestants.

BASEBALL

UMES went 2-2 this week.

The Hawks began the week by being rained out in their contest at North Carolina Central on Tuesday. The men would resume action the following day, when they posted a 7-1 victory over NC Central.

The squad would then return home for a trio of games against MEAC North leader, Delaware State. After dropping a 13-0 decision to the Hornets on Friday, the team was upended, 13-3, in Saturday's first game. The nightcap saw senior Jacob Foreman (Little Orleans, Md.) fire a complete-game pearler to lead the team to a 5-4 victory. Foreman fanned four and allowed just three earned runs in the win.

Senior Bernard Parker (Waldorf, Md.) fired five innings of shutout ball, while senior James Newsome (Mechanicsville, Md.) had a double and triple in the victory over NC Central. Junior Tre-von Johnson (East New Market, Md.) had seven hits on the week and hit safely in all four games.

Foreman's efforts this week helped him in being distinguished as the men's recipient of this week's PRMC UMES Athlete of the Week. The article can be found here.

SOFTBALL

The softball team saw an extensive amount of action this past week. The team spent its Spring Break in the south, where the Hawks finished 0-9 last week.

The team began the week with two losses at NC Central. The Hawks nearly defeated South Carolina State in a pair of games the following day, but SCSU held on for a 5-4 victory in game one and then pinned a 7-3 defeat on the Hawks in the nightcap.

UMES lost two games to North Carolina A&T on Thursday, before concluding the week with two home losses to Howard.

Freshman Morgan King (Danville, Ill.) was the top UMES performer on the week as she hit .464 with two doubles and eight RBIs in nine games. The freshman notched her first collegiate homerun against North Carolina Central on Tuesday.

Junior Carmen Gurrola (Arleta, Calif.) threw all nine games for UMES and clubbed her first homer of the year in the Hawks' final game against Howard. In UMES' two losses to South Carolina State, Gurrola allowed just two earned runs in 12 innings pitched.

King's efforts this week helped her in being distinguished as the women's recipient of this week's PRMC UMES Athlete of the Week. The article can be found here.

OUTDOOR TRACK

The Hawks participated in action at the Navy Invitational on Saturday, March 24. The results of the tournament were unavailable as of press time.

MEN'S TENNIS

The men's tennis team lost three matches this week. The Hawks fell, 8-0, to Chowan on Tuesday to begin the week and followed it up with two 7-0 losses to Mount St. Mary's (Md.) on Wednesday.

Sophomore Malcolm Johnson (Silver Spring, Md.) notched three points for the men at No. 1 singles in their match against Chowan, while sophomore Wayne Heath picked up on point at No. 4 singles in the second match against MSM.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The women's tennis team lost two matches this week. The Hawks fell, 8-0, to Chowan on Tuesday to begin the week and followed it up with a 7-0 loss to Mount St. Mary's (Md.) on Wednesday.

Freshman Raveena Sharma (Fruitland, Md.) posted her first collegiate point in UMES' loss to Chowan. In the Hawks' first loss to MSM, the women's team saw it first three singles players pick up one point apiece.

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