NORFOLK, Va. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team saw two plays honored in this weeks Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference weekly honors. Senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) earned MEAC Player of the Week and freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) claimed MEAC Rookie of the Week, respectively. This is the first time this year for either in earning this award.
Campbell has been on a tare for the Hawks at the plate. The senior hit .591 over a six game stretch to lead UMES to a 3-3 record. He was 2-for-6 with three RBI in the Hawks? doubleheader split with Lehigh midweek, before going 11-for-16 (.688) in four games at Delaware State. Further, he has safely reached base in 14 straight contest now.
As for Murray, he also saw great success at the plate as he hit safely in five games, three of which were two-hit performances. He hit .471 between the contests and made 46 putouts without an error at first base. The local product played a big role in the Hawks? 11-3 win over Lehigh last Wednesday when he went 2-for-3 with two runs to help UMES end the Mountain Hawks? win streak at seven. He was also 2-for-3 twice against Delaware State and added a double in the series finale on Sunday.
Campbell?s MEAC Rookie of the Week selection is the second in two weeks for UMES as senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) was named MEAC Player of the Week for the week of April 14. Murray?s MEAC Rookie of the Week honor was the second for the Hawks this year as freshman Justin Dattilo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) claimed the honor on March 20.