CAMPBELL STAYS HOT BUT HAWKS UPENDED TWICE AT GEORGETOWN
April 22, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. – Despite a four RBI performance by senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team was swept in a doubleheader at Georgetown on Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks fell in game one, 7-3, before losing a 7-2 decision in the nightcap. UMES has now lost both ends of its past two doubleheaders.
Campbell is now 13 for his last 19 and has multi-hit contests in each of the past four. He ripped his third bomb of the week with a two-run shot in the fourth. Despite hitting safely in the nightcap, senior Stephen Bull (Waldorf, Md.) ended the longest hitting streak for UMES in the Division I era at 25 games with an 0-2 performance in the opener. Bull walked in the seventh to up his consecutive games reached base streak at 26, while Campbell moved the same streak to 15 games.
Georgetown (15-22) opened up the scoring in the game after the Hoyas tallied two in the bottom of the first. The Hoyas upped their tally to 3-0 following an RBI double by Ryan Bush in the third.
UMES (11-24) was unable to do much through the first four innings off of Hoya starter Chris Giordano, who allowed just three base runners into the fifth. It was the fifth inning, however, where the Hawks bats came alive.
Freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) was plunked to open the fifth, before freshman Troy Anderson (Bridgeport, W.Va.) doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs. Sophomore Mike Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.) reached safely to load the bases and Bull sent home Murray with a sacrifice fly to right to make it 3-1.
The damage was done the next hitter after NCBWA National Player of the Week, Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.), blasted a double to deep left-center to score a pair. Campbell’s double evened the score up at three all.
Jake Kuzbel had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to give GU the lead, before the Hoyas used three more runs in the sixth to run away with the win in the first game.
The Hawks posted just four hits in the opener, two of which were off the bat of Campbell. GU had eight players hit safely in the win and had 13 hits total. Eric Webber had a game-high three hits, while Ryan Busch, Beau Hall and AC Carter each had two hits.
Giordano (1-1) took the win and Chipper Smith (2-5) was saddled with the loss.
GU took the early lead in game two after the Hoyas posted solo tallies in each of the first two innings.
The Hawks added two runs in the second on a massive two-RBI blast by Campbell that went halfway up the trees in left field. Following two scoreless at-bats, Georgetown went to work again with three more runs to extend its lead to three, 5-2.
The two-run tally in the third for the Hawks was followed by four scoreless frames as GU raced to the doubleheader sweep with two runs in the last two innings.
Philip Berry (1-6) took the loss after giving up four earned runs on 10 hits in five innings. Sophomore Jordan Bone (Pittston, Pa.) finished the game with one inning of scoreles relief. Escanilla and Bull each were 2-for-4 in the nightcap and junior Greg Turlik (Gaithersburg, Md.) reached base safely twice.
Nick Leonard (2-0) was the winner for the Hoyas.
The Hawks will not have long to wait as they host George Washington for a single game tomorrow at 3 p.m. UMES opened up its season with a 3-2 loss to the Colonials.
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