Fall Ball Report: Maryland Eastern Shore Baseball Preparing for New Conference

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team couldn’t have been more dialed in this fall, and that could be bad news for opposing teams this coming 2023 season.

The Hawks are coming off quite a memorable 2022 campaign. Brian Hollamon’s club put together an impressive mark in the MEAC Conference. The Hawks played in their first MEAC baseball tournament since 2018. Eyes will be on UMES to see if they can live up to the expectations held for most of last spring.

After the most wins since the 2016 season, the Shore is confident in continuing the climb to be the top squad in a new conference in 2023. The Hawks are now a member of the Northeast Conference (NEC) for baseball after spending 50 seasons competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team will be seeing some fresh teams this coming spring as an associate member.

The 2023 Maryland Eastern Shore baseball program has some new faces that will help the Hawks attempt to be one of the top teams in the NEC conference.

The goal for the season is to lean on their experience offensively and on defense. The team will have some quality veterans that will help in the development of new faces coming into fall ball. The Hawks will have solid starting pitchers with a couple relief pitchers that will help with stability on the hill.

The Hawks will have a solid core of returning players with the hopes that the younger less inexperienced players will provide quality depth when their number is called.

A strong case can be made that the Hawks fall scrimmages will see freshman get some much-needed experience on the mound and also in the field. Top newcomers are, Porter Braddy- Pitcher from Kill Devil Hills NC, Jayden Dillard- Pitcher from Salisbury MD, Nick Gatton- Pitcher from Arnold MD, and Doyle McNew- Catcher from Baltimore MD.


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