Maryland Eastern Shore Dwayne Marshall’s Pitching Helps Hawks Open With Split




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FARMVILLE, Virginia Junior pitcher Dwayne Marshall (Piscataway, New Jersey) threw a complete game shutout to help the University of Maryland Eastern Shore split their opening doubleheader with Longwood Friday (Feb. 15). The Hawks blanked the Lancers 3-0 but succumbed to a 4-2 comeback in the nightcap.

“Everything was executed perfectly in the first game.” Hawks coach Brian Hollamon said. “Dwayne pitched a great game. Normally we wouldn’t let him complete, but it was so easy for him today. He was smooth and in control. The defense was solid behind him and our offense got the key hits we needed.”

Marshall surrendered four hits on the day and averaged a strikeout per inning. It was the first complete game shutout for his career and the first for the Hawks since Toby Hoskins against Delaware State last March 31st.

The offense scored all three runs in the fifth. After Nick Roets (Charlotte, North Carolina) scored off an error, Dillon Oxyer(Pasadena, Maryland) delivered an RBI single to send home Chris Allen (Suffolk, Virginia). Matt Smith (Salisbury, Maryland) capped the frame with a sacrifice fly to score Brian Cordell (Pasadena, Maryland).

In the second contest, The Shore once again held the advantage early. Cordell drove home Payton Hoskins (North East, Maryland) with a single in the second, and Hoskins singled in Devynn Hancock (Salisbury, Maryland) in the third.

Starter Marty Tolson, Jr. (Stafford, Virginia) cruised through the first five frames, only allowing an RBI grounder in the fourth. But a pair of errors and several wild pitches led to three runs for Longwood’s comeback victory.

“Marty was throwing the ball well.” Hollamon said. “He was in control but we made a couple defensive mistakes that cost us that game.”

For Maryland Eastern Shore, Friday’s victory marked the third opening day victory since 1994. The Hawks won that year against North Carolina A&T and again in 2016 versus Fairleigh Dickinson.

Due to weather concerns, Saturday’s (Feb. 16) contest with the Lancers begins at 3 p.m..

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