Hawks Come Up Short Twice At Delaware State
March 19, 2017

Final Stats

DOVER, Del. – Coach Sam Douglas and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Softball team came up short twice in league play as they were defeated by route 13 rival Delaware State (DSU).

Both contests went in favor of the Hornets (3-15, 2-0 MEAC) by the identical score 3-2.

In game one, junior pitcher Adrienne Guerra (Monrovia, Calif.) kept Eastern Shore in the game. The California native tied a season-high eight strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Offensively, Maryland Eastern Shore (2-10, 0-2 MEAC) produced only five hits. Sophomore Sara Jo Whaley (Laurel, Del.) delivered the biggest hit with a two-run single in the fourth.

After two scoreless innings, the Hornets struck first with three runs in the third and took an early lead, 3-0.

Top four, Whaley answered with a two-run single up-the-middle to bring home senior Allison Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Samantha Casarez (Sylmar, Calif.).


 

 

Next inning, The Shore earned two more hits; however, DSU’s Hannah Shields stopped the Hawks’ rally and held Maryland Eastern Shore hitless for the final two innings.

Freshman Erin Hallman (Lakewood, Colo.) also gave The Shore a chance to win in the nightcap, allowing only three runs in seven innings of work.

Fellow newcomer Sarah Maldonado (Long Beach, Calif.) went 2-of-4 at the plate while Casarez and Tori Jo Brown (Front Royal, Va.) manufactured Eastern Shore’s two runs in the loss.

In the third, Maryland Eastern Shore capitalized on DSU’s miscues and took the early advantage, 1-0.

In the bottom half, Delaware State’s Sabrina Quarles tied the contest with a solo shot over the left field fence, 1-1.

DSU kept the momentum going, scoring twice in the fourth to take the lead, 3-1.

Eastern Shore responded in the sixth and pushed a run across to trim the deficit down to one, 3-2.

In their final at-bat, The Shore attempted another rally; however, the Hornets’ Jessica Shalongo closed the door and propelled Delaware State.

Next up, Maryland Eastern Shore heads south for their annual Spring Break rodeo.

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

The next day (March 22), Eastern Shore goes to Orangeburg, S.C. where the South Carolina State Lady Bulldogs await. Game-time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The Shore concludes its trip with a rematch against North Carolina Central (March 23). The action starts at 1 p.m.

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

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