GURROLA SHINES IN UMES LOSS TO HAMPTON
April 22, 2013
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Senior Carmen Gurrola (Arleta, Calif.) allowed just three earned runs in a complete-game effort, but it was not enough as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team dropped a 7-3 decision to Hampton on Sunday at Hawk Field. The loss gives Hampton the sweep over the Lady Hawks, who have now lost their past seven contests. UMES now stands at 11-28, 3-9 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
UMES was led by the effort of Gurrola, but also saw a solid performance from senior Jasmine James (Willingboro, N.J.). James was 1-for-3 with an RBI, one run and a stolen base. Three women hit safely in each game this weekend in freshman Trenece Nash (Decatur, Ga.), freshman Vanessa Gomez (Belleville, N.J.) and James. UMES was hurt by three multi-run innings by Hampton in the game. Gomez swiped her MEAC-leading 27th bag of the year.
The Lady Hawks found themselves down 6-0 heading into their portion of the third, but responded with a pair to bring game within four. UMES began its rally when Gomez opened with a single, stole second and scored on an RBI single by James. James proceeded to steal second and scored on a groundout by Gurrola the next hitter. Hampton added a solo run in the fourth, before the teams went scoreless the rest of the way.
Gurrola finished off the game by retiring 10 of her last 11 eleven hitters. She allowed just eight hits altogether and fanned two, while walking none. For the season, she has struck out 81 and walked just 22.
Hampton was led by the effort of Shine Huwe, who was 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs and a homer. Jailynn Jackson picked up her 18th win of the year, while Bobbi Langlois picked up her fourth save with a four-inning stint.
UMES looks to end its losing skid this week when the team travels to New Castle, Del., to take on Goldey-Beacom on Wednesday, April 24 for a doubleheader beginning at 2:30p.m.
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