The College of Southern Maryland Hawks baseball team salvaged their trip to Prince George's Community College on March 1 with an eight inning victory in the second game of their doubleheader. The Hawks won Game 2 1-0 after dropping Game 1 to the Owls 2-0.
The Hawks could not get much action going on the basepaths in Game 1, as they were held to just three hits and two walks. Freshman Austin Simms had two hits while freshman Preston Long had the other, and freshman Ethan Zorbaugh and sophomore Richard Cosgrove each had a walk.
Sophomore Dylan Bell kept the Owls' offense relatively quiet as well, giving up two earned runs, five hits, five walks, and striking out two batters over 5.1 innings pitched.
Zorbaugh chipped in another solid outing on the mound for the Hawks, striking out five Owls, issuing three walks, and giving up six hits over six scoreless innings.
Simms picked up his first win of the season after taking over for Zorbaugh in the seventh inning. Simms gave up two hits, two walks, and struck out one batter over the final two innings.
CSM's record now stands at 3-3 overall and 1-1 in Maryland JUCO. They host the Thomas Nelson Community College Gators for a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 4. The Hawks split a doubleheader with the Gators to open the season.