KING, JAMES PACE UMES OFFENSE IN LOST TO EAGLES
April 1, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. – For the second consecutive game, freshman Morgan King (Danville, Ill.) and junior Jasmine James (Willingboro, N.J.) totaled the only hits for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team, as the Hawks fell to Coppin State University, 9-1, on Sunday afternoon. The CSU triumph gives the Eagles the regular-season sweep over UMES.
UMES (0-22, 0-6 MEAC) found itself down by three after the first inning, but the Hawks came back with a solo tally in the second. King singled to center to open the frame, before James singled to move King to third. King would score a short time later on a passed ball. The Hawk rally was thwarted soon after as CSU’s Paige Arnold fanned a pair to end the threat.
The two-run deficit held sway for the next inning and half. Coppin State (12-14, 5-1 MEAC) would take control of the game with six runs in the next three innings to roll to their third consecutive victory over the Hawks.
Junior Carmen Gurrola (Arleta, Calif.) fired five inning complete-game and allowed nine runs (four earned) with two strikeouts. Senior Kristen Lee (Bowie, Md.) stole a bag, while King scored the lone run. CSU was led by Paige Arnold, who had six strikeouts to post her 10th win of the year. Arnold also was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
UMES looks to get in the win column when the Hawks when they host Norfolk State University on Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. The Hawks are set to host the Spartans for a three-game set this weekend.
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