LADY HAWKS SPLIT TWINBILL WITH HAMPTON
Adrienne Guerra (pictured) struck out 13 total batters in a pair of games against Hampton
April 18, 2015

Box Score

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- On a clear and sunny day, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Softball Team split their conference doubleheader with the Hampton Lady Pirates. Hampton picked up the win in game one, 6-3, but the Lady Hawks took game two, 5-1.

As a result, Maryland Eastern Shore moved to 6-24 (3-8 MEAC) whereas the Lady Pirates went to 15-19 (7-3 MEAC) on the season. Furthermore, UMES snapped a 13-game losing streak against Hampton, dating back to the 2011 season.

Freshman Adrienne Guerra (Monrovia, Calif.) was the workhorse for the Lady Hawks as she tossed two complete games. The California-product threw 14 innings with a combined 13 strikeouts in the pair of games, including 10 K's in the game one loss.

In the second game, Guerra held Hampton to three hits and put UMES in a position to win. Offensively, the Lady Hawks manufactured five runs on seven hits. Allison Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Kaitlyn Hitch (Delmar, Del.) each register two hits in the victory.

After four straight innings of scoreless softball, Maryland Eastern Shore began a rally. Hitch and Princess Davis (Frederick, Md.) started the rally with back-to-back singles. With two away, Vanessa Gomez (Belleville, N.J.) walked and loaded the bases. With bases loaded and two outs, Anderson drilled a two-run shot to right center and gave the Lady Hawks the lead, 2-0.


 

 

Then, a miscue by the Lady Pirates allowed two more runs and increased UMES' advantage, 4-0. Ciara Schnyder (Arcadia, Calif.) capped off the inning with a RBI-double to take a commanding 5-0 lead after five. Hampton fought back and scored in the seventh, but the Lady Hawks secured the game two victory by the final score, 5-1.

For Hampton, Jailynn Jackson pitched six innings with three strikeouts in the loss.

In the first game, lone senior Morgan King (Danville, Ill.) went 2-of-3 with a double and RBI. Anderson batted in the three-hole and recorded two RBIs in a losing effort.

Both squads were scoreless after two innings of play, but UMES got on the board first. Emily Diseroad (Manchester, Md.) opened the third getting hit by a pitch. After consecutive strikeouts from Hampton's Allyson Babinsack, speedster Alexis Hudson (Laurel, Del.) bunted her way on base and moved Diseroad into scoring position. Next up, Gomez walked and loaded the bases. With bases loaded and two outs, Anderson delivered a two-run double and gave Maryland Eastern Shore the early advantage, 2-0.

In the fourth, Hampton got on the board and trimmed the margin in half, 2-1. UMES responded with a run of their own and extended the lead back to two runs, 3-1. After a scoreless fifth, the Lady Pirates tied the contest with a two-run blast by Babinsack, 3-3. Hampton's rallied continued into the sixth as they produced three more runs to win, 6-3.

For the Lady Pirates, Babinsack earned her 12th win of the season, going seven innings with eight strikeouts in the victory.

Tomorrow's (04/19) rubber match begins 12 p.m. at Hawks Field.

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

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