LADY HAWKS WRAP-UP REGULAR-SEASON VERSUS RT.13 RIVAL DELAWARE STATE
May 2, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – In the final weekend of the regular-season, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) softball team faces their rt. 13 rival from Dover, Del., the Lady Hornets of Delaware State University (DSU), in three-game series at Hawks Field. Saturday’s doubleheader begins 1:00 p.m. (EST) whereas Sunday’s single seven-inning contest takes place at noon (EST).
On Sunday (05/04), seniors Chelsea Alston (Matwan, N.J.), Carmen Frazier (Montgomery Village, Md.), and Cherokee Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.) will compete in their final game as members of the UMES softball team.
Last Sunday (04/28), the Lady Hawks lost both games to the Lady Bears of Morgan State University (MSU), 9-1 and 10-2, respectively.
In Game Two, King batted 1-of-2 with a RBI while Alston and sophomore Vanessa Gomez (Belleville, N.J.) each recorded a run scored in a losing effort.
Entering this weekend’s series, the Lady Hornets enter 29-15 overall (12-3 MEAC) and holds the tiebreaker over Norfolk State University (NSU) for the top spot in the MEAC Northern Division. As a team, DSU hits .305, led by Jessica Madrid. The sophomore-outfielder leads the club in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.398), hits (53), and RBIs (32). Delaware State’s pitching staff ranks among the top in the conference, allowing a 2.23 ERA. Senior Rachel Meagley, a 2014 MEAC Preseason All-Conference selection, anchors the core group.
For the Lady Hawks, they come in 7-37 (4-9 MEAC) on the season and looking to move up in the standings. Currently, the squad sits fifth in the MEAC Northern Division, trailing Coppin State University (CSU), for the final playoff spot. This season, King leads the Hawk attack, posting a .311 batting average with a team-high four homers. Sophomore Emily Diseroad (Manchester Valley, Md.) is second on the team, registering a .291 average, while Alston has a team-leading 15 stolen bases on the season.
If the club moves into the fourth slot in the MEAC Northern standings, then the Lady Hawks will travel to Ormond Beach, Fla. to participate in the MEAC Championships (May 8-10). If the squad is unable to secure the fourth spot, then UMES will not qualify for the tournament.
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