HAWKS UNABLE TO TAME MORGAN STATE OFFENSE IN LOSS
April 29, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team was unable to tame a furious offensive attack by Morgan State University on Sunday afternoon, as the Hawks dropped a 16-1 decision to the Bears at Lois T. Murray Field. With the loss, UMES has now dropped 15 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games to begin the season.
UMES (0-31, 0-15 MEAC) was down by just two entering the bottom of the second, but Morgan State (11-21, 5-10 MEAC) would open the flood gates. The Bears tallied seven runs in the second and five in the third to take a 15-1 lead after three innings. MSU tallied another run in the fourth and the game would end early after UMES was unable to make any noise in its share of the fifth.
The Hawks were led by the two-hit performance of senior Cy'Anna Scott (Paterson, N.J.), while junior Shaniqa Roane (Suitland, Md.) tallied one RBI. Junior Carmen Gurrola (Arleta, Calif.) scored the Hawks' lone run and had one double. Gurrola fanned one in four innings on the mound in the loss.
Morgan State collected 16 hits on the day and had five players notch multiple hit days. The Bears were led by Tiffany Rubin, who went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs. Jordan Eades picked up the win on the mound as she allowed just one run in five innings on the mound.
The Hawks will return home for their next bit of action as the women host MEAC rival, Delaware State University, for a three-game set next weekend. UMES opens up play against the Hornets on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m.
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