Hawk Talk: A Weekly Recap of Shore Athletics (March 13 – 19)
March 20, 2017

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features news from baseball, women’s bowling, softball, women’s tennis and more.

Hope everyone enjoys their Spring Break! Let’s begin!

BASEBALL

Last Saturday (March 18), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Baseball team defeated Coppin State in their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener, 6-3. Senior Jordan Wesley (Mitchellville, Md.) came thru with three clutch RBIs in the victory.

Today (March 20), The Shore meets in-state foe Coppin State in a doubleheader. First-pitch starts at noon.

BOWLING

On March 15, sophomore Jacqueline Rhoda (Portage, Ind.) was named MEAC Bowler of the Week after her performance at the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championships (ITC) Sectionals. Rhoda led the squad to a second-place finish by averaging a 191.86 over 64 Baker games.

On March 17-19, the women’s bowling team competed at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn.

Last Friday (March 17), the Hawks held the fifth spot after finishing a perfect 5-0 with victories over four Top 25 teams.

The next day (March 18), Eastern Shore went 3-1 overall, but fell to ninth in the standings. Graduate student Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba) led the Hawks individually with a 190.80 average over five games.

Yesterday (March 19), Maryland Eastern Shore held on to the ninth spot after going 2-1.

On March 24-26, the Hawks travel to Chesapeake, Va. for the MEAC Championships.

SOFTBALL

On March 13, junior Adrienne Guerra (Monrovia, Calif.) earned MEAC Pitcher of the Week after her efforts against UMBC. The California native picked up her first win of the season as she tossed a complete-game shutout, 3-0.

Yesterday (March 19), the softball team came up short twice in league play as they were defeated by route 13 rival Delaware State. In game one, sophomore Sara Jo Whaley (Laurel, Del.) delivered the biggest hit with a two-run single in the fourth.

Tomorrow (March 21), the Hawks take on Savannah State in a doubleheader. First-pitch is set for 3 p.m.

TENNIS

Last Friday (March 17), the women’s tennis team was unable to shake off the rust as they were defeated by the Longwood Lancers, 7-0, at H-SC Tennis Courts.

Yesterday (March 19), Eastern Shore dropped their nonconference match against MEAC foe North Carolina Central (NCCU), 7-0, at the NCCU Tennis Courts.

Today (March 20), the Hawks square off against in-state rival Morgan State in league play. The neutral site contest will take place at NCCU Tennis Courts. Match-time begins at 1 p.m.

GENERAL

MCDONALD’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Last Monday (March 13), Rhoda and junior baseball infielder Jamison Trower (Chesterfield, Va.) were selected as the McDonald’s Hawks of the Week. The award is presented weekly to a pair of Hawks who excel athletically, academically or community service

VS. CANCER FOUNDATION

Recently, the baseball team joined an initiative throughout college baseball to help raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer. In coalition with the Vs. Cancer Foundation, the Hawks are hoping to raise $5,000 in donations.

“This is a horrible disease that nobody should have to fight, especially kids.” Hawks Coach Charlie Goens said. “It is a great opportunity to partner with Vs Cancer to help raise money to find a cure. Giving back to the community is important to us here at The Shore.”

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For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.easternshorehawks.com.

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