The Shore draws Florida A&M in MEAC Baseball Opener
May 14, 2018

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland Maryland Eastern Shore baseball earned the No. 3 seed out of the Northern Division for the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship. On Monday (May 14), it was revealed that their first challenger will be the Florida A&M Rattlers, No. 2 seed out of the Southern Division.

The Hawks and Rattlers will kick off the tournament with a 9:30 a.m. game on Wednesday (May 16) at Silwa Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Maryland Eastern Shore earned its spot at MEAC’s after sweeping Delaware State to claim the third place spot. Florida A&M had the top southern division spot but was overtaken by North Carolina A&T State, who won the series over the Rattlers to take the divisional crown.

The teams last played each other in 2011 when the Hawks won all four contests against the Rattlers. Their last meeting came on May 19 of that year during the MEAC Tournament, also held in Daytona. Tre-Von Johsnon went 5-for-5 and Jacob Foreman went eight innings as the Hawks pounded out an 11-6 victory.

Overall the Rattlers lead the series 29-14, which dates back to 1987.

Live stats will be provided by the MEAC and updates will be posted on the Hawks’ official Twitter account, @ESHawksBase.



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