UMES HEADS TO PHILADELPHIA TO PLAY THREE OF THE BIG 5
March 8, 2012
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The Hawks head north to the City of Brotherly Love to take on three members of the Philadelphia Big 5 over the weekend. UMES will play Villanova on Friday for a 2:15 p.m. game, Temple at 2 p.m. on Saturday and finish with Saint Joseph's for a noon matchup on Sunday.
UMES comes in with a record of 0-11. Entering the weekend, Villanova is 7-5, Temple stands at 3-8 and Saint Joseph's is 1-11. All three opponents will have their home openers on Friday. Two other schools, Iona and Central Connecticut State, are playing the same three opponents in Philadelphia this weekend.
JOHNSON NAMED PRESEASON ALL-MEAC
HAWKS PICKED TO FINISH THIRD IN MEAC NORTH
The divisions were formed this season after the addition of North Carolina Central and Savannah State to the MEAC. Teams will only play conference games against division opponents.
LAST TIME: HAWKS SWEPT BY CORNELL AT HOME
Opening up at home last weekend, UMES fell in a pair of doubleheaders to Cornell over the course of three days. Despite both James Newsome and Byron Campbell hitting safely in all four games, the Big Red held UMES to just nine runs in 30 innings, including a pair of shutouts.
Newsome went 4-for-14 in the series with a run scored, while Thomas Gray went 2-for-8 with a pair of RBI. In game one, Malik Wylie went 2-for-3 with a double, a pair of runs and RBI. A trio of UMES pitchers had strong relief appearances. Zachary Saca finished game one with seven innings pitched, allowing three runs and striking out five. Tyler Witte completed game three, throwing 4.1 innings with just one earned run and three strikeouts. Bernard Parker got to the end of game four with a scoreless 2.1 innings with a pair of Ks.
NEWSOME SWINGING STRONG
THE TOUGHEST OUT ON THE TEAM
SACA SOLID IN RELIEF
2011 IN REVIEW
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Temple enters the weekend having fallen in six of its last seven games and holding a 3-8 record under first year head coach Ryan Wheeler. Junior Jordan Queja leads the team with a .341 average and is a perfect 5-5 on stolen base attempts. Senior catcher Taylor Juran has a .326 average with 11 RBI. UMES fell to Temple last season 14-1 in a mid-week matchup in Philadelphia.
Saint Joseph's returns to Philadelphia, opening its new on-campus field, on a nine-game losing streak after compiling a 1-11 record on the road. Freshman infielder Stefan Kancylarz sports a team high .282 batting average with four RBI. The Hawks are looking for Greg Kumpel, a 2nd-team All-A10 player last season, to break out of a 1-for-31 (.032) slump to start the year.
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