The 2017 captains for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks baseball team were announced Friday.
“There are a lot of young men that could be captains, Goens said. “Jordan and Toby are two gentlemen that exemplify what Maryland Eastern Shore baseball is all about, on the field and off the field. They have earned their teammates’ respect and have a great work ethic.”
This will be Martin’s second year as a captain for the Hawks after a solid 2016 season manning the shortstop position. Martin, a Georgia native, had a .273 average and led the Hawks with 33 runs scored and 21 walks.
Hoskins also provided quality innings over the past two years for UMES and will look to continue in his junior season. Hoskins had roles both in the starting rotation and the bullpen where he logged a team high 40 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings.
Finishing the season 16-32 the Hawks will try to build toward a successful season in 2017, especially on the road. UMES was 7-21 on the road versus 6-9 at home.
UMES will begin the season with a three game road trip at Mercer in Macon, Georgia Feb. 17