UMES-Howard Cancels Series Finale
UMES Softball Head Coach Sam Douglas (pictured) returns 10 Lady Hawks next season
May 1, 2016

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Due to today’s rainy conditions, Maryland Eastern Shore’s Softball Head Coach Sam Douglas and Howard’s Softball Head Coach Lauren McCoy have agreed to cancel Sunday’s series finale.

As a result, the Lady Hawks (11-30, 4-13 MEAC) conclude its 2016 campaign.

Yesterday (April 30), seniors Emily Diseroad (Manchester, Md.); Vanessa Gomez (Belleville, N.J.); Kaitlyn Hitch (Delmar, Del.); Trenece Nash (Decatur, Ga.) Abria Tinsley (Sewell, N.J.) played their final games in Maroon & Gray.

Diseroad was a mainstay in the program for four seasons, playing in 156 games with 145 starts. She produced 92 hits, 42 RBIs, and 40 runs scored. Academically, the Maryland-product was selected to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner’s All-Academic Team twice and the 2014 MEAC All-Academic Softball Team. In 2016, the Chemistry major hit a career-best .284 at the plate.



Gomez was a force at the top of the lineup for four seasons, taking part in 176 contests. The New Jersey native manufactured 174 hits, 117 runs scored, 68 walks, 62 RBIs, 31 doubles, and 15 triples. She earned multiple honors, including MEAC All-Conference honors and College Sports Madness All-Conference Team. In her first season, Gomez was the conference leader in stolen bases. This season, she ranked among the nation’s leaders in total triples and triples-per-game.

In her three seasons, Hitch was a contributor with her arm and bat. In the circle, she has tossed 192.2 innings in 68 appearances with 38 starts. Kaitlyn fanned 48 hitters while tossing six compete games. At the plate, the Delaware product accumulated 47 hits, 17 RBIs, and 17 runs scored. The Biology major batted a career-high .315 this season.

Nash was a steady bat in the middle of the lineup for four seasons, competing in 163 games with 155 starts. The Georgia native generated 124 hits, 76 RBIs, 54 walks, 37 runs scored, 22 doubles, and six homers. Furthermore, Nash won numerous awards, including MEAC Player of the Week and 2014 Coastal Carolina All-Tournament Team honors. In 2016, Nash hit a career-best .314 in the box.

Tinsley was a competitor in the circle for three seasons, racking up 100 strikeouts in 64 appearances (36 starts). In 186.1 innings of work, the New Jersey native tossed four complete games. In her first season, she became the team’s primary pitcher as she led the team in innings pitched (106.1) and strikeouts (62).

Coach Douglas returns 10 Lady Hawks, including Allison Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Ciara Schnyder (Arcadia, Calif.) and pitcher Adrienne Guerra (Monrovia, Calif.).

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