HAMPTON, Va. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team fell to Hampton University in their first nationally televised game of the season in Fridays doubleheader, 7-0 and 4-2. The despite he loss, this was huge exposure opportunity for the Hawks, as they look to continue to build their program. The losses drop UMES to 7-32 on the season, while the win improves Hampton to 18-18 overall.
In the opener, the Hawks offense sputtered out of the gates. Freshmen exposure Schnyder recorded UMES's only hit for the game. The Hawks defense would keep them within striking distance for most of the game, but it wasn't enough as the offense simply never got going.
In the night cap, UMES's offense seemed to finally find their footing, lead again by Schnyder. The freshmen delivered in the second inning with an RBI single to jump start the Hawks, who would tack on another run to take a 2-0 advantage. But the Pirates would have an answer in the third, tying the game at 2-2. Hampton then followed that up with two more runs in the 5th, and the Hawks could never respond.
UMES is back in action Saturday as both clubs will wrap-up the three-game series at 1:00 p.m. (EST).
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