Hawk Talk: A Weekly Recap of Shore Athletics (April 17 – 23)
April 24, 2017

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – This week’s Hawk Talk edition features news from baseball, women’s bowling, softball, women’s tennis, outdoor track & field and more.

Let’s get started!

BASEBALL

Last Tuesday (April 18), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Baseball team registered their first-ever victory over Towson, 10-4, at Hawk Stadium. Junior Jamison Trower (Chesterfield, Va.) went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and a RBI.

On April 22-23, Maryland Eastern Shore was swept by route 13 rival Delaware State, 3-0.

On April 22, Eastern Shore dropped the series opener at DSU, 3-2. Freshman Wesley Martin (Westminster, Md.) gave up just one earned run over 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts.

The next day (April 23), DSU swept the doubleheader. The Shore dropped game one, 7-4, then the Hornets blanked Eastern Shore in the nightcap, 9-0. Martin and Justin Somerville (New Windsor, Md.) lead the offense with three hits each.

On Wednesday (April 26), the Hawks travel for a midweek doubleheader against Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. before returning to league play at Coppin State (April 29-30).

BOWLING

On April 18, women’s bowler Jacqueline Rhoda (Portage, Ind.) grabbed the No. 1 seed during qualifying at the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Indiana native averaged 217.5 over six games.

The next day (April 19), Rhoda advanced to the USBC Singles Championship Semifinals with two victories in single-elimination bracket play.

On April 20-22, Maryland Eastern Shore took part in the USBC Team Championships.

On April 20, The Shore topped Grand View, but fell to Pikeville.

The following day (April 21), the Hawks defeated Wright State; however, saw their season come to an end with the loss against Stephen F. Austin. Friday marked the final match in a Hawks uniform for graduate student Thashaina Seraus (Oranjestad, Aruba).

Last Saturday (April 22), Rhoda fell in the USBC Singles Championship Semifinals to Webber International’s Taylor Bulthuis, 233-213.

Coach Kayla Bandy and the Hawks look to repeat as conference champions while making another run at a NCAA Championship.

SOFTBALL

Last Wednesday (April 19), DSU scored early and never looked back as they cruised past the Hawks, 10-0.

On April 21-22, Maryland Eastern Shore was swept by in-state rival Morgan State (MSU), 3-0.

On April 22, MSU swept the doubleheader with a win in extra innings, 5-4, and a 10-0 victory in the nightcap. In game one, junior Adrienne Guerra (Monrovia, Calif.) struck out a career-high 16 hitters in 11 innings of work, also a new career-high.

Yesterday (April 23), the Lady Bears completed the season sweep with a 5-0 victory at Hawk Field.

On April 25, The Shore concludes its nonconference schedule at Drexel. The doubleheader begins at 2 p.m. in Philadelphia, Pa.

On April 29-30, Maryland Eastern Shore wraps up the regular season in our Nation’s Capital against Howard.

The three-game series starts with a Saturday (April 29) doubleheader at 1 p.m., followed by Sunday’s (April 30) seven-inning contest at noon.

TENNIS

On April 18, the women’s tennis team was unable to finish the 2017 campaign on a high note as they were defeated by Monmouth, 7-0, at Hawk Tennis Complex.

The following day (April 19), senior Melequa King (Washington, D.C.) was named to the conferences’ tennis All-Academic Team.

Coach Walter Woods and The Shore return four Hawks as they continue their quest for a conference title.

TRACK & FIELD (OUTDOOR)

On April 21-22, the men’s & women’s track & field teams were split between the Morgan Legacy and the Virginia Challenge. Overall, the women’s team finished ninth while the men placed 15th at Morgan and the Virginia Challenge was not affected by team scoring. Freshman Noah Agwu (Wilmington, Del.) earned a win in the discus at Morgan State.

On Saturday (April 29), the Hawks close out the outdoor regular season with the Virginia Grand Prix in Charlottesville, Va.

GENERAL

MCDONALD’S ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Last Monday (April 17), Seraus and senior track & field runner Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) were selected as the McDonald’s Hawks of the Week. The award is presented weekly to a pair of Hawks who excel athletically, academically or community service.

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

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