It’s been a stellar month for Stephen Bull, a senior outfielder for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team and a 2010 graduate of Sussex Central High School. Bull garnered several honors last week, including the Corvais ECAC Baseball Player of the Week, the NCAA Player of the Week, the Louisville Slugger Player of the Week and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the period ending April 17.
“It’s hard to find words of how excited and appreciative I am to receive these honors,” Bull said in a statement after earning two of his awards last week.
Bull claimed the ECAC honor after going 15-for-22 over a five-game span, leading the Hawks to their first three-game winning streak since 2012. During one stretch, he had hits in 10 consecutive at bats, four short of the NCAA Division I record.
UMES split a four-game series against Delaware State over the weekend, but Bull had at least one hit in each game, running his hitting streak to 25 games. He has started all 33 games for the Hawks and is batting .357, nearly 100 points higher than it was a week earlier. Bull, who lives in Millsboro, leads the team in runs, hits, doubles, total bases and stolen bases.
Entering Tuesday’s doubleheader, Bull has played in 156 games for Maryland Eastern Shore, starting, 149. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Bull has twice been named to the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. He is majoring in business administration.
Other Delaware high school products on the Hawks’ roster are Joshua James (Milford), Brock Long (St. Mark’s), Skylar Murray (Sussex Central), Philip Berry (Milford), Nick Cooper (Delmar), Kameron Raison (Pencader Charter) and Jeffrey Fleetwood (Delmar).
UMES is 11-22 on the season and returns to the diamond Tuesday at Georgetown University beginning at 5 p.m.