LADY HAWKS SPLIT DOUBLE-DIP AGAINST GOLDEY-BEACOM
April 25, 2013
WILMINGTON, Del. - Freshman Vanessa Gomez (Belleville, N.J.) upped her Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference stolen base total to 29 on Wednesday as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team split a doubleheader at Goldey-Beacom College. UMES won the opener, 6-1, before falling in the nightcap, 5-1. The win for UMES in the opener snapped the Lady Hawks' seven-game losing streak.
UMES (12-18) was led on the day by senior Jasmine James (Willingboro, N.J.), who combined to go 4-for-6 with two runs, two RBI and one double. Gomez reached base for the 14th and 15th consecutive games and freshman Trenece Nash (Decatur, Ga.) clubbed three RBI. Senior Carmen Gurrola (Arleta, Calif.) fanned seven in the complete-game win in the opener as she allowed just one-earned in seven innings.
The women began the day with a five run victory over GBC. Gomez reached base to begin the game, stole second and scored on a double by James. James made UMES' lead two runs after she scored on an RBI groundout by Nash. After giving up a solo run in the first, Gurrola would fire six consecutive scoreless innings to finish the contest.
The Lady Hawks would go away in order in the third, before junior Cherokee Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.) tripled with two out. Williams would be kept on third after GBC's Ashley Antosh induced a groundout. UMES continued its push with two more in the fifth after James singled with one-out, stole second and moved to third on a single up the middle by Gurrola. Nash would score both of them with a single to right.
UMES capped its scoring in the game with a lone run in the seventh when Gomez led off with a triple and scored on an RBI fly out by James.
In the nightcap, UMES fell behind by one after the first. Gomez helped UMES tie the game up in the fourth after she walked, stole second and moved to third on a groundout by James. Gomez would score on an RBI fly out by Gurrola. GBC took the lead in the bottom of the inning, before they notched three runs in the fifth to take a 5-1 advantage. The lead would hold up over the next few innings as Courtney Dolson limited to UMES to just six hits total on the day.
Dolson led GBC with her commanding effort in the nightcap, but Alivia Schoff was 2-for-3 in the second game with three RBI. GBC tallied just three hits in the opener with Antosh and Michelle Foster each hitting safely in both games. The two teams combined to make eight errors between the two games.
UMES returns home for its next bit of action as the Lady Hawks host Morgan State at Hawk Field for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 1 p.m.
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