College Roundup: Delaware baseball team rallies to beat West Chester

Chance DiFebbo’s single scored Joseph Carpenter in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Delaware a walkoff 5-4 victory over West Chester in baseball on Sunday afternoon.

It was the seventh game decided by three runs or less for the Blue Hens (4-14).

Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. He was one of seven Blue Hens to notch a hit in the contest.

In the ninth, Carpenter ignited a rally with a leadoff triple to deep right center. Two walks loaded the bases and two pitches into DiFebbo’s at-bat, he launched a single over a drawn-in outfield to plate the game-winner.

In his third college start, freshman Joey Silan scattered three hits and allowed just one earned run, while striking out five in six innings. Classmate Justin Tomovich picked up the win with two hitless innings, including four strikeouts.

Norfolk State 9, Delaware State 0: Jonathan Mahoney pitched a six-hit shutout as the Spartans completed a three-game MEAC-North sweep.

The Hornets (0-3 MEAC North, 5-11 overall), who dropped their fourth straight, got three singles from catcher Adrian Hill (Polytech).

New Jersey City 7, Wesley 3: The Knights used a four-run fifth inning to take control in the victory.

The Wolverines were outhit 5-4 in the loss with William Musser, Kyle Schneider and DaQuan Jefferson all picking up an RBI. Reliever Korey Hendricks gave up only one hit, one walk and one run while striking out four in 3.2 innings.

College softball

UD gets no-hitter: Blue Hen junior Sarah Piening tossed a no-hitter in the opener as Delaware swept Coppin State, 1-0, and 5-2.

Piening (7-6) fired the 16th no-hitter in program history and the first since Carolyn Szymanski in 2014. Piening allowed only a leadoff walk in the top of the third inning, but retired the other 21 batters she faced.

Piening struck out seven batters and was mobbed in the circle after getting Melanie Aguilera to foul out to end the game.

Brooke Glanden (Lake Forest) had a triple, an RBI and scored twice in the nightcap.

Women’s lacrosse

Wesley 19, Wells 18: Brianna Bacon with 1:34 remaining broke an 18-18 tie and gave the Wolverines the victory.

Kassie Dieter’s goal with 2:22 left knotted the score for Wesley (5-1).

Fallon Fore and Paige Brehm each had five goals for the Wolverines while Dieter and Bacon netted four and three goals respectively. Bacon dished out a game-high four assists.

Goalie Maria Rowland notched a season-best 12 saves for her fifth win of the season.

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