The field may have been cleared of ice, but the baseball team still struggled against the surprise snow storm and Maryland Eastern Shore this past weekend.
After a delayed inital game and spending nearly six hours clearing off the field, the teams were able to begin the match Sunday afternoon.
Winthrop fell behind early in the beginning of the second inning, putting the score at 4-0. Despite this early start for the Hawks, the Eagles came back in the fifth inning, tieing the score 4-4. Junior Reid Langdale was able to advance to second on a single to cetner the field by freshmen Kyle Edwards. Both of these runners were able to score on a double to rightcenter field by freshman Nick Batman. Junior Leighton Daniels continued with an RBI infield single that scored Bateman, which allowed junior Cody Dolan to deliver a double to leftcenter field that scored Daniels to the game.
Maryland Eastern Shore contributed single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to take a 7-4 lead in the game.
We didn’t get the big hit but they did. Credit UMES. They put the ball in play and hit it where we weren’t, but we hit the ball well and got 12 hits. From Friday night to tonight, we made some big improvement on offense. So for me, there were a lot of positives,” said head coach Tom Riginos.
Batman, Daniels, Dolan, Lobacz and Altman accomplished 10 of Winthrop’s total number of hits. Freshman Joey Strain played an inning and two-thirds suffered the loss of the Eagles.
This 7-4 loss puts the Eagles at an even 1-1 record.
The Eagles will face The Citadel this Wednesday in Charleston. and this Friday the team will host the Army and Eastern Kentucky beginning at 12 p.m.