PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (April 23) - Maryland Eastern Shore completed their sweep of the Florida A&M University Baseball team as they won game one 10 -5 and game two 9-2, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader, here Saturday afternoon at Hawks Stadium.
FAMU (14-30, 3-8 MEAC) finished game one with six hits, while UMES (8-31, 6-8 MEAC) finished with 12.
The Rattlers were paced by Tobi Adeyemi as he went three-for-five from the plate, scoring two runs and driving in one.
Tre-von Johnson led the Hawks from the plate as he tallied three this in four at-bats scoring three runs, while driving in one.
Tyler Witte (1-6) picked the win for UMES as he gave up three hits, two earned runs and striking out seven in seven innings on the mound, while Jose Linton (2-7) received the loss for FAMU as he gave up nine hits, six earned runs and striking out a career 10 in six and two-third innings of work.
Jarryd Reid tied the game at 2-2 as he scored on an Oscar Santalo single through the left side in the top of the fourth inning.
A single by Johnson scoring Shaquille Bagwell, followed by a Bryan Chaikowsky triple to right center scoring both Johnson and Stephen Bulls , a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Rattlers cut the Hawks lead to 5-4 as Adeyemi, who tripled to lead off the inning, scored on a UMES infielder’s error. Then Reginald Grant would score on a Reid sacrifice fly to right field.
UMES would pick up a run in the their half of the sixth and seventh inning, followed by scoring three runs in their half of the eighth inning, while FAMU pushed across one more run in the top of the ninth for the 10-5 final.
In game two, FAMU punched out eight hits, while UMES tallied a game high 10.
The Rattlers were paced by Cory Franklin and Reid as they garnered two hits each, while James Newsome and Bagwell collected three hits apiece to the lead the Hawks.
Matt Witte (3-5) received the win for UMES has he allowed eight hits, one earned run and striking out seven in seven innings, while David Duncan took the loss for FAMU as he gave up six hits and five earned runs in four innings of work.
FAMU grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Adeyemi scored on a UMES infielder’s error.
The Hawks would score two runs in their half of the first, three in the second and four in the sixth to take a 9-1 lead into the top of the seventh inning.
Grant would score the Rattlers final run of the game for the 9-2 final on Jackson Cannon single through the left side in the top of the seventh inning.
FAMU will return to action on Saturday, April 30 as they will take on Coppin State in a MEAC doubleheader in Baltimore, Md., in a 1 p.m. start.