HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF HAWK ATHLETICS
March 28, 2011
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- As the student body went for Spring Break, the athletic season continued in full force as UMES teams competed over the weekend. Baseball began MEAC play, the softball team took a long road trip and the outdoor track team competed in the Towson Invitational.
Jacob Foreman (Little Orleans, Md.) and Matt Witte (Westminster, Md.) each earned their first win of the season with complete game victories over Coppin, combining for 15 innings thrown with 10 strikeouts. Bryan Chaikowsky (Bethlehem, Pa.) combined to go 5-for-9 against the Eagles, including a pair of doubles, a triple and seven RBI.
UMES homered three times in their second game against Campbell. Nick Wiggins (Littleton, Colo.) hit the first Hawks grand slam of the season, while Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar, Md.) hit his second of the season, while Luis Mena (Cape Coral, Fla.) got his first.
Charlise Castro (Saugerties, N.Y.) had a career week, hitting five home runs, including a pair in UMES's win over N.C. A&T, with seven RBI. Jasmine James (Willingboro, N.J.) went 6-for-18 during the week, with two runs scored and three RBI. Amber Corrigan (Montgomery, N.Y.) earned her second win of the season with a complete game against the Aggies, allowing just three earned runs in seven innings.
The Hawks earned first place in the men's and women's shot put, with Marcus Brown (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Vanessa Henry (Capitol Heights, Md.) throwing for 14.17 and 12.66 meters respectively. UMES also got first in both men's and women's in the 400-meter dash, with Thomas Keane-Dawes (Camden, N.C.) finishing with a time of 49.61 seconds and Cynthia Anais (Martinique, France) ending at 57.84 seconds.
The men's side got a number of other gold medal finishes. The 4x100-meter relay team got first place with a total time of 42.44 seconds. Mustapha Habbani (Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt France) earned first place in the 3000-meter steeplechase at 9:50.16. Ackeem Smith (St. Catherine, Jamaica) finished first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.78 seconds, just .06 ahead of teammate Jermol Dix (Catonsville, Md.). Denvil Ruan (Anguilla B.W.I.) had the best triple jump with a distance of 13.84 meters. On the women's side, Emilie Ducados (Paris, France) got the gold in the 800-meter run at 2:14.93.
UPCOMING WEEK (MAR. 28-APR. 3)
The softball team will begin this week with a road doubleheader against Norfolk State on Wednesday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. Then this weekend, the Hawks begin conference play as Hampton comes to Princess Anne for a trio of games. The Lady Hawks will play the Pirates in a twinbill on Saturday, April 2nd at 1:00 p.m., then will finish the series with a 1:00 p.m. contest on Sunday, April 3rd.
The tennis teams will look to return to the court after an unexpected week off of play. Each will play a road match first: men's tennis will head down Route 13 to play Salisbury on Friday, April 1st at 6:00 p.m., while the women's team heads the opposite direction on Saturday, April 2nd to take on Delaware State at 1:00 p.m. Then, the two squads form back up for a match at home against Norfolk State on Sunday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m.