Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks’ Early Outburst Earns Split With Rams

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SALISBURY, Maryland – With five runs in the first two innings, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team won the opener of Saturday’s (March 2) doubleheader with the Fordham Rams. After the 6-4 win, the Hawks fell in the nightcap, 4-2.

Maryland Eastern Shore improves to 2-9, snapping an eight game losing streak.

“We’re still in the process of figuring things out but today, we had guys come up big in situations.” Hawks coach Brian Hollamon said. “There’s a lot of good talent in these players, and we proved that any given day, someone can step up.”

In the opener, that was Marcus Brown (Silver Spring, Maryland) and Blake Coleman (Woodbridge, Virginia). Brown went a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish and Coleman went 2-for-4. They were the kingpins in the four run second, with Coleman’s two run double and Brown’s two run single.

Dwayne Marshall (Piscataway, New Jersey) delivered another solid performance on the mound. Over six innings of work, he struck out four against three earned runs. Cory Poulsen (Bel Air, Maryland) delivered his first collegiate save with a scoreless seventh.

Peter Jamieson, Jr. (Carlton, Pennsylvania) added insurance in the fourth with a RBI single to score Aaron Schreur(Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).

For the second game, Marty Tolson, Jr. (Stafford, Virginia) tossed a complete game. Fordham peppered three earned runs off him during the contest, but he held the Rams to one hit per inning and no walks.

However, The Shore’s offense was held in check by the Rams. Their two pitchers struck out nine batters and left seven Hawks stranded on the basepaths. Devynn Hancock (Salisbury, Maryland) managed two hits in three tips during the second game. Coleman’s RBI double in the fourth produced the home side’s only run.

“Our starters are throwing the ball great all weekend long.” Hollamon said. “It’s just the matter of getting that key hit. Blake, Devynn, Marcus and Peter all stepped up today, but it’s about being more consistent.”

The Hawks will look to draw even in the series during Sunday’s (March 3) finale. Due to possible weather the start time has been moved up to 10:30 a.m..

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