LADY HAWKS DROP TWO AT THE FIRST DAY OF LANCER TOURNAMENT
March 22, 2005
FARMVILLE, VA - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) softball team lost both games Tuesday afternoon at the Lancer Tournament, hosted by Longwood. In the first game of the day, the Lady Hawks fell 9-0 to Ohio (10-14), and followed with a 10-0 loss to UNC Greensboro (9-18). UMES, who was held to two hits on the day, has now lost four games in a row and stand at 3-9 overall.
In the first game of the day, Ohio scored early, taking a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Robin Miller tripled to drive in three runs for the Bobcats. Several batters later, Cathy Walters drew a walk to get two on for Ohio, bringing up Kelly Barnhart, who singled to bring Miller home.
The Lady Hawks were able to break through at the end of the inning, as Jenille Edwards (Brampton, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas SS) singled to get on board for UMES. However the Lady Hawks would leave her stranded, as the next batter grounded out to end the inning.
The Bobcats would respond quickly in the second inning, as Debbie Szalejko took third due to a wild pitch and later scored off of an RBI double by Shannon Weidner. Ohio capitalized on another UMES mishap later in the inning. Weidner came across the plate on an error to give the Bobcats a 6-0 lead, which would hold as the Lady Hawks went down in order in the bottom of the second.
Ohio added another run in the third and two more in the fifth, holding UMES scoreless to end the game early.
Edwards, who had both hits for the Lady Hawks on the afternoon, went 2-2 while Kristen Greenwood (Bel Air, MD/Catawba) took the loss for UMES.
The Lady Hawks again gave up first inning runs in the second game, this time allowing two runs on three hits as UNC Greensboro opened up a 2-0 lead.
The Spartans added two more runs in the third, as Gwen Johnson hit a double up the center to score Adriane Audley. Kelly Allen followed with an RBI single to put UNC Greensboro up 4-0 at the end of three.
The Spartans blew the game open in the fourth inning, with Audley scoring two runs on her second triple of the game to open the inning. Jennifer Bonilla added an RBI single and Brandi Schnute singled to drive in two runs, giving UNC Greensboro a 10-0 advantage.
UMES senior Jennifer Wilson (Princess Anne, MD/Washington) reached first off of an error in the next inning but the Lady Hawks were not able to break up Lynsi Pierce's no hitter, as the Spartans walked away with the 10-0 advantage.
UMES will continue play in Farmville tomorrow with an 11:30 am contest with host Longwood. The Lady Hawks then take on UNC Greensboro in a rematch at 2 pm.