UMES CONCLUDES TINY LASTER TOURNEY WITH LOSS TO DEVILETTES
March 3, 2013
IRONDALE, Ala. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team concluded play in the 6th Annual HBCU Classic Tiny Laster Tournament with a loss 5-0 to Mississippi Valley State on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, UMES ends the event with a 0-4 record. The maroon and gray loss was also the second to MVSU in the past three days.
UMES (3-8) was led by sophomore Morgan King (Danville, Ill.), who walked and had the lone hit for the women. The Lady Hawks had six different players record walks in the game as MSV pitcher, Aliciz Lorenz, was effectively wild throughout. Senior Carmen Gurrola (Arleta, Calif.) went the distance again for UMES as she fanned five and walked one in seven innings. Gurrola scattered 10 hits and allowed just four earned runs.
The Lady Hawks found themselves in an early 1-0 hole after one inning of play. After a scoreless second, Mississippi Valley upped its lead to two runs, but the UMES offense would wake up in its portion of the inning. King singled to lead off the inning and was moved over on a one-out walk to freshman Trenece Nash (Decatur, Ga.). Lorenz bared down and induced a pop-out from freshman Emily Diseroad (Manchester, Md.), before fanning the final batter of the inning.
UMES would put two runners in scoring position over the next few innings, but could not get any runs across on Lorenz.
Lorenz finished with the complete-game shutout, where she fanned eight and allowed just one hit in seven innings. She was backed offensively by Alex Robertson (3-for-4, two runs) and Nicole Burr (2-for-4) as the pair each hit homers in the contest. The Devilettes had six players hit safely against UMES, three of which had multi-hit games.
The women return home for their next contest when they host Delaware State on Wednesday, March 6 for a doubleheader at Hawk Field beginning at 1 p.m.