By Brett Wright
WASHINGTON– The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Hawks baseball team is set to take on the Georgetown University Hoyas in a doubleheader on Tuesday at Georgetown.
The Hawks come into the game with a record of 11 wins and 22 losses, after winning six of the past 13 games. The Hoyas, however, currently hold seven wins and 14 losses, having lost nine of their past 10 games. Last season the Hawks were defeated both times they faced off against the Hoyas, but UMES is looking strong for the upcoming games.
Senior Stephen Bull (Waldorf, Md.) has been playing strong for the Hawks, riding a 25-game hit streak while providing three hits in seven of the last 14 games. Senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) leads the team in hits with an average of .381, having reached base in each for the past 14 games.
UMES freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) has hit safely in the past five games, making two-for-three in three of the games. Additionally, sophomore Will Turley (Greensboro, Md.) and junior Chipper Smith (Florence, S.C.) will be working on the pitcher’s mound. Smith allowed only three hits when throwing last week against Lehigh, resulting in an 11-3 victory for UMES. Turley also threw against Lehigh, putting in 1.2 innings as relief.
This season, the Hawks are hitting strong with an overall batting average of .279, with four players hitting over .300. The doubleheader begins Tuesday at two P.M at Georgetown University.